LiveWell For Your Heart
Lake & Mecosta County

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Taking care of your heart is essential for a long life. Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in the United States. 

What is LiveWell for your Heart?

Live Well for Your Heart fights heart disease and changes people's lives.

District Health Department #10, Baldwin Family Health Care, My Community Dental Center, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital and Ferris State University are partnering in Lake and Mecosta County to help reduce the risk of heart disease in adults by increasing access to health care services and programs to reduce the risk of heart disease.

In Year 1, screenings were conducted with adults ages 30 – 74 using the CDC Heart Age Calculator. For more information about Heart Age click here 

Between October 2018 and July 2019, 577 people in Lake and Mecosta county were screened and joined the Live Well for Your Heart Program.


In Year 2 of the program, Live Well for Your Heart participants were re-screened to see if their risk of heart disease had lowered. 48% - almost half - of participants in Mecosta and Lake Counties reduced their risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next ten years.   


Year 3 Heart Age Screenings are now taking place at Baldwin Family Health Care, My Community Dental Centers in Big Rapids and District Health Department #10 Lake and Mecosta County offices.

The benefits of the Live Well for Your Heart Program include:

  • Reducing participant risk for heart disease

  • Opportunities to learn more about leading a healthier life

  • The ability to connect with services such as:

    • Dental health care

    • Tobacco cessation

    • Weight management

    • Physical activity resources

    • Diabetes prevention classes

    • Diabetes case management

    • High blood pressure management


Livewell For Your Heart Year 1 & 2 Referral Results

To Learn More:

Take a listen to our radio ads!

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Dental Health & Heart Disease PSADHD#10
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D04RH31633 Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program in the amount of $200,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

For more information about LiveWell for Your Heart:

Donna Norkoli

District Health Department #10 


Ready to schedule a heart health screening?

Lake County

Kim Masunas 

Baldwin Family Health Care


Mecosta County 

Lacey Morris

District Health Department #10


Not sure you want to be part of the project but would like local resources? Please contact us anyway!