Close the gap: Racial equity is fundamental to our health
There is so much in our hearts and minds following these tumultuous past few months and intense past few days. This is a moment to consider the causes of the consequences that are now on full display. It’s time to call out what led to such health disparities and what will it take to improve outcomes for all.
All Hands on Deck
When Covid-19 hit the US, we asked ourselves: Now that everyone is just trying to stay alive and save jobs, is Wellville just a distraction? We can’t just preach about the long term and what people want to achieve by the end of the Wellville project while they are busy responding to the short term. Instead, we tried a different question: How can we build a better long-term future even as we address current needs?
Muskegon’s YMCA-run DPP wins Full Recognition status from the CDC
The Muskegon YMCA-run Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) got a big boost earlier this summer, when the program earned Full CDC Recognition – a prerequisite for billing Medicare.
SAMHSA Evaluators Rave About Muskegon’s MYalliance
Officials with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration traveled to Muskegon at the end of August to review the progress of MYalliance System of Care (SOC), a collaboration between youth, families, schools, and other child-serving agencies to better serve youth with complex needs and their families. The SAMHSA evaluators were inspired by “visionary leadership across agencies and youth and families” and said their experience in Muskegon was “not their usual site visit.”
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Esther Juices with Gary at HLTH
At the HLTH conference earlier this summer, Esther sat down with Gary Earl to talk about how and why she founded Wellville, and what she’s learned so far. But first, they juiced!
Innovative farm-to-school program in Muskegon County
Michigan State University Extension looks at a program that puts locally grow foods in school cafeterias.
National Attention Focuses on Muskegon’s Obesity Efforts
What’s Wellville community Muskegon, MI doing to curb rates of obesity? A feature article in Politico digs in to find out.