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Ingham County Health Department in Partnership with MMHC

"Holes in the Mitten - Health Equity in Michigan: A Toolkit for Action"

Come learn about a new resource for educating and organizing your community. Meet allies and build power for advancing health and education equity in Ingham County and your community. A Community Dialogue will take place on Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at The Armory - Community Room located at 330 Marshall Street in Lansing.

“MDCH Releases Toolkit for Community Discussions about Factors That Impact Overall Health” - The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section (HDRMHS) has released a toolkit designed to engage communities around common health issues that link individual and overall well being. Health Equity in Michigan:  A Toolkit for Action explores how education, food access, stress, discrimination and access to health care are linked to the health and overall well being of communities.

“Everyday neighborhood influences directly impact our health,” said James J. Haveman, Director of MDCH. “This toolkit provides communities the tools needed to generate discussions about how social and environmental influences impact health.  We hope this toolkit will serve as a resource to community efforts to improve health outcomes.”

The toolkit consists of videos, fact sheets, activities, discussion questions, and additional resources about health. The toolkit also includes a facilitator guide for organizations and individuals who are interested in leading discussions in their communities.

To learn more about the toolkit:,4612,7-132-2940_2955_2985-294498--,00.html