Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition
The mission of the Northwest Michigan Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition is to organize and promote chronic disease-related services and prevention opportunities available in our service region of Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Wexford counties.
What we hope to see accomplished in 3 to 5 years as a result of our actions:
Environmental change to increase physical activity and healthy eating
Increased prevention measures targeting specific chronic diseases
Improved access to both care and prevention
Improved engagement toward self-management through participation in evidence-based programming
Improved health of all communities
Holistic, effective care management
Funding in place for mental health availability and pain/addiction center
Effective, engaged coalitions
TASK FORCE GROUPS
Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Task Force creates changes to reduce risk of chronic disease in our local population
Diabetes Prevention Program Task Force coordinates with providers to achieve the best outcome for our region on diabetes prevention
The NMCDPC meets quarterly, in December, March, June, and September, at the annual Summit. The location for the quarterly meeting rotates across the region. Call-in options are available for the meetings by request.
Gail Bullard, Assistant Professor, Ferris State University, College of Health Professions