DHD No. 10 to host community health summit

MANISTEE COUNTY – Community members will have an opportunity to attend a Community Health Summit meeting on Oct. 10, to provide input on strategies identified to improve the health of Manistee County.

This will be the final step in the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan conducted by District Health Department No. 10 and its partners.

This process began earlier this year, when the Community Health Needs Assessment was conducted in each community. Information was collected through a community survey, community conversations and secondary data from a variety of sources such as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

In each county, community members reviewed all the information and prioritized the top three health issues. In Manistee County, the issues identified were tobacco use, chronic disease and healthy lifestyle. Next, all the community partners identified goals, objectives and strategies aimed at improving the top three health issues.

All Manistee County community members are encouraged to attend the unveiling of the Community Health Improvement Plan. Those attending will have the opportunity to view the objectives and strategies and provide input on the strategies. While District Health Department No. 10 is hosting this meeting, its partners played an integral part in the process.

Now it is time for everyone to review the strategies and provide additional thoughts before the plan is complete.

The summit meeting will be held at the Centra Wellness Admin Building, 310 Glocheski Drive in Manistee, from 1-2:30 p.m. on Oct.10. There is no cost to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact Melanie Perry at mperry@dhd10.org to reserve your space to be a part of improving the health of Manistee County.

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Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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