Macomb Partners in Health


Macomb PIH LogoWho is a Macomb Partners in Health (MPIH) partner?
The Greater Detroit Area Health Council [GDAHC] leads the MPIH. Key partners include: the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Macomb County Health Department, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, St. John Providence Partners in Care, Advantage Health Centers, AFPD – Voice for Independent Retailers, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Michigan Food and Beverage Association, MSU Extension, MyCare Health Center, Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe, Serra’s Market, Value Fresh Marketplace, Walgreens, and the City of Warren Parks and Recreation.


What is the MPIH?
MPIH was formed in 2015 by GDAHC to help improve care management and reduce the rate of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in Eastpointe, Roseville, Warren, and Center Line in Macomb County. These cities were selected because they have the highest rate of health disparities in the county. Unmanaged chronic diseases can increase health care costs for consumers, employers, and the government.

What are the MPIH's priorities?
MPIH has four priorities within the selected communities: reinforce healthy behaviors; improve support for healthy lifestyles; advance health care delivery; implement community collaboration for chronic disease prevention.

What programs will the MPIH offer?
MPIH designs and implements programs in a multi-pronged approach through the consumer-facing Health Around the Corner (HATC) branding.

  • Promote support for health and reinforce healthy behaviors through improved nutrition and beverage standards at retailers, employers, and public institutions.
  • Implement strategies to build support for healthy lifestyles, particularly for those at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, through various communications, events, and resources.
  • Direct health systems interventions to improve the quality of health care delivery to populations with the highest hypertension and pre-diabetes disparities, including proactive health monitoring.
  • Lead community partnership strategies to support diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention.


Why these target communities?
MPIH chose Eastpointe, Roseville, Warren, and Center Line because these communities have the highest rate of health disparities in Macomb County. While MPIH focuses on these four cities, there will be overlap that will cross into other areas of the county and southeast Michigan region through initiative education and activities. This occurs when residents of Eastpointe, Roseville, Warren, and Center Line take what they have learned into their workplaces, places of worship, etc., and share with their families and friends.


How is MPIH funded?
MPIH is funded for four-years by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The $440,000 annual grant began in March 2015. Partners, collaborators, and supporters will also provide in-kind contributions to help fulfill these goals.

News and media coverage of Health Around the Corner and the Macomb Partners and Health is available on our HATC News & Media page.