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

Our History

A Tradition of Caring.

Since 1992, the Health Project has worked to improve the overall health of Muskegon County, Oceana County, and the lakeshore area by providing programs and services to those who may not have access to reliable health care. Initially established as a joint effort between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Health Project is one of the oldest and most successful community health benefit organizations in the country.

As a leader in the field, the Health Project has worked with organizations and individuals in 35 states to help pioneer new solutions to age-old health care problems. Here at home, our efforts to provide affordable health coverage resulted in the Access Health plan, which has since been replicated in several states. We’ve also received praise over the years for our work combating antibiotic abuse, expanding dental care, managing diabetes, and helping reformed convicts with health needs.

In 2009, the Health Project was acquired by Mercy Health Muskegon. Now operating as part of a larger health system, the Health Project has the resources and support needed to make as big of an impact as possible on the overall wellness of West Michigan’s lakeshore.

The Health Project strives to spread their mission far beyond West Michigan. We have served as advisors, board members, and faculty for multiple statewide organizations, and our staff has consulted with organizations in 35 out of 50 states. Programs created by the Health Project have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Health Affairs, and Forbes Small Business, among others.

The Health Project is also an advocate for community health. We have provided our insight and knowledge to governing officials at a variety of levels, including the U.S. House Small Business Committee, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Health, and numerous state legislative bodies.

We do all this to accomplish one goal: make our community healthier. See how we can help you live a healthier, happier life.

 

 

 

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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

Education on the Importance of Having a Plan for Advanced Healthcare Boosted by a $25,000 Grant

July 2, 2019 – Muskegon, MI – If you became unable to make decisions about your healthcare, would anyone know your wishes? How will you make sure that …

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 …

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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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