Uniting communities and working together, we will improve health
and promote wellness in central Michigan.
1016 Recovery Network
- Goal: Establish a permanent drug disposal site for unused and expired medications in both Clare and Gladwin Counties by December 2011.
Champion: Sarah Kile
Accomplishment/Date: Gladwin City Police Department – 2010; Beaverton City Police Department – 2011; Clare County Sheriff Department - 2011
Contact Information: Sarah Kile
Central Michigan District Health Department
- Goal:Increase the availability of Family Planning hours to meet the needs of local clientele.
Accomplishment: 2nd Thursday Evening Clinics 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Date: November 2011 started and now ongoing
Contact Information: CMDHD Clare County 989-539-6731 ext 8220
- Goal: Educate the community and particularly teens and young adults by increasing sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics and provide early prevention and routine screening for STDs.
Accomplishment/Date: CMDHD started STD clinics in all 6 counties on 10/1/11. We test anyone who wants to be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV. These visits include counseling and education. These tests are fee-for-service, payable at the time of the visit. We will bill Medicaid.Contact Information: CMDHD Gladwin County 989-426-9431 ext. 8328
- Goal: Tobacco cessation classes offered and continuing.
Champion: Lisa Cross
Accomplishment/Date: February 2012 - ongoing
Contact Information: Lisa Cross
Clare-Gladwin RESD S.P.A.R.K.S.
- Goal: Research the local hunger need and educate program participants about hunger. Planned and implemented an Empty Bowls project.
Champions: Carol Westjohn & Joe Trommater
Accomplishment/Date: March 2012
Contact Information: Carol Westjohn & Joe Trommater
- Goal: Present healthy body theme during school year; Incorporating a nutritional and physical component; Specific topics include food for living, experiencing new foods, absorption of sugar vs fiber, aerobic movement, stretching and sports.
Champions: Carol Westjohn and Joe Trommater
Contact Information: Carol Westjohn & Joe Trommater
Community Nutrition Network
- Goal: Soup Kitchen; Low income families to have access to education and healthy food; Education/food distribution opportunities will be offered at least monthly.
Champion: Gretchen Wilbur
Accomplishment/Date: Fall of 2012
Contact Information: Gretchen Wilbur
Great Start Parent Coalition
- Goal: Will provide mentoring/peer support groups for parenting teens.
Champion: Heather Dubois
Accomplishment/Date: September 2011 - 2012
Contact Information: Heather DuBois or Vicky Bohr
Michigan State University
- Goal: MSU extension will provide on-site nutrition presentations during program hours.
Champion: Michelle Neff
Contact Information: Michelle Neff
Mid Michigan Medical Center
- Goal: Increase the number of new patients established with primary care through marketing and education efforts.
Champions: Clare & Gladwin Hospitals
Accomplishment/Date: On going
Contact Information: Allison Murphy & Dana Garafalo
- Goal: Establish a primary care clinic in Beaverton.
Champion: Mid Michigan Medical Center
Accomplishment/Date: April 2012
Contact Information: Darryl Millner
The Partners of Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative
- Goal: In 2011, the partners of the Great Start Collaborative will provide annual opportunities for increased access to health services to help meet early childhood requirements. Partners will also assist families in finding needed medical care.
Accomplishments: On April 30, 2011, the partners of the Great Start Collaborative coordinated and sponsored a Health Fair for children ages 0-6 in Gladwin County. This health fair was done in cooperation with the annual community Health Fair sponsored by Mid Michigan Medical Center-Gladwin. The 0-6 health fair is provided on an annual basis. The purpose of this health fair is to help families meet the requirements of early childhood programs such as Early Head Start, Head Start preschool, and the Great Start Readiness preschool programs. It also gives families the opportunity to become acquainted with local providers such as a dentist, physicians and services of the Central Michigan District Health Department. All providers volunteer their time and talents.
Partners of the Great Start Collaborative were also involved in planning and implementation of the annual Paula Pirnstill Memorial Health Fair that was held in Farwell on April 16, 2011. There were more than 90 booths with health and safety information and lots of free health screenings were available to children and their families. All attendees received a free nutritious lunch. There also will be lots of free raffles and giveaways, a blood drive, and the Smoke House fire simulator. The fair also featured a Children’s Gym with lots of activities for children and free child identification kits and car seat inspections. Free transportation was available for families in Clare County.
Individual partners help families with access to medical needs on an as-needed basis. Programs, such as Head Start, help families find a medical and dental home if they do not have one.
- Goal: In 2011, the partners of the Great Start Collaborative will provide research based parenting program training to parents and professionals in Clare and Gladwin Counties.
Accomplishments: The partners of the Great Start Collaborative coordinated and sponsored a Conscious Discipline behavioral intervention strategy training for professionals and parent leaders on May 13, 2011. The training was facilitated by a national trainer from Loving Guidance, Inc. There were 125 people in attendance. 19 agencies/organizations were represented including Parent Leaders, Transportation, and Community Agency staff. It is estimated that 600-700 children age birth to five that are served through the various programs will be impacted by this training. As a result of this training, 5 local early childhood professionals attended the Conscious Discipline Train the Trainer in August 2011, also facilitated by a national trainer from Loving Guidance, Inc. These local individual have been utilized to provide ongoing training to parents and professionals in the Clare-Gladwin community through the following avenues during the 2010--2011 year:
- Infant/Toddler Home Visiting Programs (Early Head Start / Early On)
- Community Parent/Child Activities and Socialization Groups
- Parenting Boot Camp –Provided 9 hours of Conscious Discipline training to 28 parents
- Annual Community Baby Showers- Provided 1 hour of Conscious Discipline training to 46 parents in Gladwin County and 65 parents in Clare County. Each participant received a Conscious Discipline CG
- Conscious Discipline Training Series for Parents- Provided 15 hours of Conscious Discipline training to 27 parents
- Childcare provider trainings offered through Great Start Connect
Stone SoupGoal: Soup Kitchen; Low income families to have access to education and healthy food; Education/food distribution opportunities will be offered at least monthly.
Accomplishment/Date: Fall of 2012
Together We Can/Health Improvement Plan – Clare-GladwinGoal: Creation of a website and template to house achievements of the Clare-Gladwin HIP team.Vision: Together We Can build a healthier community!
*Estimated 138 individuals are active in either a county working group and/or the Council
*Free clinic established in Isabella County
*New primary clinic established in Gladwin County
*4 permanent prescription drug boxes installed in Clare, Roscommon, and Gladwin Counties
*Community gardens and container gardens have been established through donations
*Hosted first TWC Trot -- a 5K run/walk
*Community Nutrition Network was formed for monthly food distributions
*TWC Transportation Committee received a technical assistance grant from USDA to create a regional medicaltransportation
*CMDHD reviced grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve nutrition, increase physical activity levels andreduce smoking rates
*Established an Access Point Clinic in Clare County
*Hosted the first Fishermen for Our Neighbors ice fishing Tournament, all of the fish caught were donated to local foodpantry
*Developed a logo, mission and vision statement
*Developed operating agreements
*Hosted 2nd public health summit
*Conducted stakholder surveys for Arenac and Osceola Counites
*Hosted 2 town hall meetings
*Established a transportation committee to create a regional medical transportation plan
*Submitted numerous grant submissions
*Advocated for the implementation of the 211 system in Roscommon County
*Established a HIP working group in Osceola County
*Recognized the creation of the Community Nutrition Network
*Participated in efforts to create free medical and dental clinics in Clare County
*Partnered with Michigan Oral Health Coalition with grant applications
*Developed a draft advocacy plan
*Completed community health assessment
*Recognized the Clare/Gladwin SPARKS program and highlighted the work of TWC to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
*Created a Facebook group
*Advocated for increasing the number of prescription drug disposal drop boxes2010 Achievements:
*Shamrock Shrink Down --Clare
*FQHC Application -- Gladwin
*139 people and counting involved in TWC
*HIP working groups in 4 of 6 counties
*Healthy Communities Grant = 2,000
*NIH Grant/HRSA Grant/NACCHO Grant/Prevention Network
*2nd Summit paid thRough community sponsOrs