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IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT:

Emergencies: Dial 911  •  Health Project Mainline: 231.672.3201  •  Health Project Toll-Free: 1.866.671.4819

Outreach

Community Outreach Events

Knowing is half the battle. That is why we offer outreach and educational events to raise overall awareness of issues and health risks.Throughout the year, we host multiple events and classes designed to address the health needs of the community. These activities include:

  • Diabetic Conference
  • Health Fairs
  • Men’s Health Fairs
  • Journey to Better Health Radio Show
  • Other events as needed

Wheels of Mercy

We are taking health care on the road! We provide free health screenings at events, local health fairs, and summer activities. We can help you with a lot from the road, including: health care enrollment, blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings, chronic kidney disease screenings, lung health, HIV/AIDS testing, STD testing, and more. We’re always available to answer your health questions.

See where the Wheels of Mercy will take us in 2018. If you’re interested in having us at your event, contact Mimi Rankin at rankiner@mercyhealth.com or 231-672-3214.

Lungs at Work

The Lungs At Work program offers free classroom presentations for Pre-K through high school in Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties. A combination of videos, printed materials, and hands-on learning tools reinforces the message that smoking and tobacco use are health hazards, while encouraging children to make healthy lifestyle choices.

For more information, please contact our program coordinator Cyndi Powers at 231-672-3211 or email powerscl@mercyhealth.com.

View an informational flyer here.

upcoming events

Aug 1, 2019

Muskegon Health Disparities Presents: Unnatural Causes

The Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition is hosting a FREE movie screening of the documentary “Unnatural Causes: Episode 1: In Sickness and In Wealth” on Thursday, August 1, …

Aug 9, 2019

Free Health Screenings Available at Shelby Middle School

The Health Bound Coalition and the Health Project Identify Needs in Oceana.
According to the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report for Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo …

Aug 21, 2019

Free Health Screenings in Oceana County

The Health Bound Coalition and the Health Project Identify Needs in Oceana.
According to the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report for Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo …

our services

The Health Project provides a number of direct services to eligible members of the community. These services include the following programs:

Service Highlight

Pharmaceutical Access Program: Navigating Resources to Best Assist the Client

“Pharmaceutical Access” is much broader than just funding the cost of prescriptions. It encompasses reviewing a person’s insurance coverage, income and resources, as well as medication needs. We then assist them with navigating insurance enrollment and coverage issues. It also includes exploring opportunities to utilize pharmaceutical company resources, such as copay saving cards and patient assistance programs. The Pharmaceutical Access Program staff look for savings and resources in all areas and help each client navigate those resources as needed.

what’s happening

KnowSmoke Educates Community on the Vaping Epidemic

KnowSmoke Coalition members and Tobacco Cessation Specialist, Cyndi Powers, presented to over 100 Muskegon Rotary Club members on Thursday, July 11th. Cyndi presented on the vaping epidemic …

Meet the Health Project Board Chair, Rem Sprague

Q. What is your role at Mercy Health? How does that position you to be influential in your work at the Health Project?

A. I am the …

Highlighting Members of STATS: Straight Talk About Tough Stuff

Jennifer LaChapelle, STATS Coordinator at the Health Project.
Q. How long have you been involved with STATS?

A. I have been the STATS Coordinator for one year …

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Muskegon ALI Completes 2019 Decoy Operations

The Muskegon Alcohol Liability Initiative (Muskegon ALI) and participating agencies would like to recognize the alcohol retailers who have passed the 2019 Muskegon ALI Alcohol Compliance Checks. As a group of law enforcement officers and concerned citizens, our mission is to reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related injuries in Muskegon County.

 

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