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Success Stories

This is what we do. See how we have helped people live healthier, better lives.

Socorro and Gloria

In 2014, a non-English speaking diabetic and in-home care worker was not insured and could not afford her insulin because it was costing her more than $300 a month. She was grateful to be covered under a plan that she qualified for in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. She was able to see her doctor and get her diabetes under control. When she went to went to renew her plan for 2015, she learned she qualified for Medicaid under the expansion. Until we sat down for this interview, she did not know she would no longer have no co-pays or deductibles.

Shonie and Bonita

A woman’s long-term welding career was cut short by fibromyalgia. She found herself without health insurance and without the medications she needed to manage her painful condition. After a year of seeking help from others without success, Mercy Health’s Health Project staff were able to explain to her why she had been previously denied. She also learned she did qualify for a tax credit under the Affordable Care Act. The premium for her new plan is one she can afford. Once again, she is seeing her own doctor and getting her medications. She’s optimistic about the future and looking forward to attending and enjoying her daughter’s graduation.

Peggy and Ron

A man with a heart condition didn’t have a job or insurance. He enrolled in job training and began working as a temporary employee. However, the high cost of insurance as a temporary employee was out of reach. Thanks to the Health Project and the Healthcare Exchange, Ron qualified for an affordable plan that allowed him see his doctor and to get his medications. He looks forward to avoiding several visits a year to the emergency room.

Carla and Jenny

A woman with anxiety issues, heart complications, dental problems, and no transportation now has coverage and transportation. Her new bus pass gets her to her doctor’s appointments, and she can get her medications when she needs them. She’s excited about dental care, which includes extractions and a partial. She is getting out more, and she’s looking forward to a healthy future and a bright, new smile.

Benita and Peggy

A widow with diabetes, who was at risk of having no insurance and no insulin, now has better health care coverage than she did when her husband was working. Her coverage allows her to see her own doctor and she can get her insulin. Mercy Health’s Health Project staff helped her with each step of the registration process. 2015 looks “healthy and wise” to Benita.

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upcoming events

Apr 23, 2019

Freedom From Smoking Classes

This is your year to quit!

Cyndi Powers, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the Health Project will be hosting a series of Smoking Cessation Classes every Tuesday …

Apr 27, 2019

Spring Medication Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program will be hosting their Spring 2019 Take Back Event at the Norton Shores Fire Department on Saturday, April 27th from 9am …

Apr 30, 2019

Freedom From Smoking Classes

This is your year to quit!

Cyndi Powers, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the Health Project will be hosting a series of Smoking Cessation Classes every Tuesday …

our services

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

community spotlight

Meet Shelia Wilson

Educating providers and youth about sexual health in Muskegon County.

“We are lucky to have the low HIV rates that we do in Muskegon County; but the STI rates are very scary because HIV and other STI’s can go hand in hand”, stated Shelia Wilson, Nursing Supervisor at Public Health Muskegon County. Shelia oversees the STI and HIV Program at Public Health. Along with that, come many other responsibilities.

what’s happening

Muskegon High School Students Raise Awareness for Kick Butts Day 2019

The Knowsmoke Coalition partnered with students from Muskegon High School’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to celebrate Kick Butts Day. Students were given the chance to share their …

The Ride Hits Home For Health Project CHW

“It first started with chest pains,” stated Dave Alves, a Community Health Worker at the Health Project. “The pain wouldn’t go away, and I didn’t …

The 17th Annual Men's Health Fair Offers Free Health Screenings

“So many young men who do not have insurance need to be covered. You’d be surprised that younger people are having more problems today. Early detection is …

staff highlight

Meet Emma Johnston

As a community health worker in direct service, Emma Johnston’s main concern is health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid; but she also works with other DHS programs like food assistance and State Emergency Relief, utility bill assistance through True North and MOCAP, and any other kind of community referrals or aid possible.

 

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