Health Around the Corner
Introducing Health Around the Corner
Powered by GDAHC and Macomb Partners in Health
What is Macomb Partners in Health?
Macomb Partners in Health was formed in March 2015 to improve care management and reduce the rate of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren in Macomb County. Chronic diseases, when unmanaged, are detrimental to the health and livelihood of individuals; affect the emotional and economic wellbeing of their families and their community; and have an economic impact on the productivity of a population. Furthermore, unmanaged chronic diseases increase health care cost for consumers, employers and government.
What are the priorities of Macomb Partners in Health?
Macomb Partners in Health‘s four priorities in the three focus communities are: Reinforce healthy behaviors; improve support for healthy lifestyles; advance health care delivery; and implement community collaboration for chronic disease prevention.
What programs will Macomb Partners in Health offer?
Macomb Partners in Health will design and implement programs in a four-prong approach through the consumer-facing Health Around the Corner branding. First, to promote health support and reinforce healthy behaviors through improved nutrition and beverage standards at retailers, employers, and public institutions. Second, to implement strategies to build support for healthy lifestyles, particularly for those at high risk to diabetes, heart disease and stroke, through various communications, events and resources. Third, to direct health system interventions to improve the quality of health care delivery to populations with the highest hypertension (high blood pressure) and pre-diabetes disparities, including proactive health monitoring. And fourth, to lead community partnership strategies to support diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention.
Who are the partners that compose Macomb Partners in Health?
The Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) is the Macomb Partners in Health lead organization, with key partners: the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Macomb County Health Department, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, St. John Providence Partners in Care, Advantage Health Centers, AFPD – Voice for the Independent Retailers, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA), 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.
Why Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren as Macomb Partners in Health target communities?
Macomb Partners in Health chose Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren because these communities have the highest rate of health disparities in Macomb County. While Macomb Partners in Health focuses on these communities, the overlap will cross into other areas of the county and the southeast Michigan region through initiative education and activities, and when Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren residents take what they have learned into their workplaces and share with their families and friends.
How is Macomb Partners in Health funded?
The four-year Macomb Partners in Health initiative is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The $440,000 annual grant began March 1, 2015. Partners, collaborators and other supporters will also provide in-kind contributions to help fulfill the goals.
You can make a change for life!
Many people are not aware that there is a condition between having diabetes and not having diabetes known as “prediabetes.” Prediabetes is a reversible condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes. People with prediabetes are at serious risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and all of the serious complications of these chronic conditions. 86 million American adults (more than 1 out of 3) have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Click here to find out more!
If you have prediabetes, there is something you can do about it. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can help you make a change for life. DPP is a year-long class that meets with a trained Lifestyle Coach once a week for 16 weeks and monthly for eight months; participants receive support that helps them make modest lifestyle changes to lose 5-7% of body weight and be more physically active. Years of research conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrated that prediabetes risk can be reduced by more than 57% when those at high risk make modest lifestyle changes.
To find a DPP class near you, click here for a map.
Click here for list of DPP classes.
In partnership with the Ad Council, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Medical Association, the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translations (DDT) recently launched the first-ever national public service ad campaign to raise awareness about prediabetes on TV, radio, print, and digital channels.
The campaign has a simple but strong message: No one is excused from prediabetes. Humorous public service announcements (PSAs) in English and Spanish encourage people to take a short online test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org to learn their risk. People can also take the risk test in real time through interactive TV and radio PSAs, and learn more about the risk factors associated with the condition. The campaign website features lifestyle tips and links to CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, which connects visitors to a registry of CDC-recognized programs across the country. The campaign also includes an integrated SMS texting initiative which will allow people to take the risk test via text message and receive ongoing support and lifestyle tips. You can also get involved on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) by using #prediabetes.
PSAs for the campaign are featured below:
As a part of of Health Around the Corner, GDAHC and Macomb Partners in Health have paired up with a six Macomb County Walgreens locations to offer a series of Brown Bag Events. Every first Tuesday and Thursday of the month from 2PM - 4PM, you can bring in all your current medications, prescription and over-the-counter, in a brown bag and meet with a pharmacist to discuss proper use, side-effects, and possible interactions. To see a list of dates and participating Walgreens, please click here. Additional information can also be found on our calendar below.