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HACKLEY COMMUNITY CARE CELEBRATES NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK

HACKLEY COMMUNITY CARE CELEBRATES NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK

HACKLEY COMMUNITY CARE CELEBRATES NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK WITH “A MUSKEGON CONVERSATION WITH THE LEGISLATORS” EVENT.

Despite what the headlines say, there is good news in healthcare. More people can go to a healthcare home where all their preventive health needs can be met.

Hackley Community Care (HCC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, serves our most vulnerable residents in Muskegon County. Guided by our core values of Quality, Integrity, Respect and Compassion, our patients are treated by a team of caring professionals focused on improving the health of our community.

Nominations Sought for Muskegon County Breastfeeding Friendly Business of the Year

Nominations Sought for Muskegon County Breastfeeding Friendly Business of the Year

Nominations Sought for Muskegon County

Breastfeeding Friendly Business of the Year

 

Muskegon, MI – The Muskegon County Breastfeeding Coalition is seeking nominations for the Muskegon County Breastfeeding Friendly Business of the Year Award. To be considered breastfeeding friendly, the business must make it easy for women returning to work to continue nursing their infants. Examples of a breastfeeding friendly business include one that:

 

  • Has a written policy supporting breastfeeding for employees and/or customers
  • Offers a flexible schedule for breastfeeding mothers
  • Provides a separate private space for breastfeeding or pumping/expressing milk

 

9th Annual Run for Sight

9th Annual Run for Sight

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- A run/walk to benefit the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30  at the Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

The dog-friendly 5k begins at 8:30 a.m.; registration is 7 a.m. For additional information, visit the event page here.

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of nonprofit organizations that are close to the hearts of Consumers Energy employees are getting a financial boost.

The Consumers Energy Foundation recently awarded 78 grants worth $38,350 to organizations in Michigan where Consumers employees and retirees volunteer.  Last year, nonprofits in the state received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.  

The 2014 second quarter grant recipients include:

Allegan County

  • $450 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Baseball (Loren Barnes)
  • $550 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Football (Loren Barnes)

Ionia County

  • $550 to Portland Public Schools Wrestling Club (Chad Miller)

Kalamazoo County

Way to Wellville Challenge Nears

Way to Wellville Challenge Nears

Muskegon Selected for Site Visit as Final Selection

of Contestants for Way to Wellville Challenge Nears

 

Muskegon, MI – On August 5, members of the Health Initiative Coordinating Council (HICCup) will be in Muskegon to conduct a site visit and assess Muskegon’s potential as a competitor in the Way to Wellville Challenge. The Greater Muskegon area is one of ten communities nationwide under consideration.

 

Public Health – Muskegon County applied for the contest in support of 1 in 21, the multi-sector, community-wide effort of the Muskegon Rotary Club to make Muskegon County the #1 county in the state in the County Health Rankings (Muskegon currently ranks 67 out of 82).

 

My Town: GVSU and DHS awarded research grant for family support program

My Town: GVSU and DHS awarded research grant for family support program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Human Services is teaming up with Grand Valley State University to measure the success of a family support program in more than 150 Michigan schools.

A three-year, $1.05 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will go toward measuring the impact of the Pathways to Potential program in Michigan.  The program places DHS case workers in schools to make it easier for children and their families to address barriers to their safety, health, education, attendance and self-sufficiency.

“We know that many children struggle in school because of outside of school challenges affecting both students and their families,” Gov. Snyder said. “The goal of Pathways to Potential is to reduce or eliminate those challenges by conveniently connecting families to the services they need to help everyone become more successful.”

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.”