About Healthy Ottawa

In 2010, our three area hospitals, along with Greater Ottawa County United Way, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health and Community Mental Health of Ottawa County formed a collaborative team to turn a mandate in the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into an opportunity that could benefit the whole community. In 2011 they implemented a robust assessment focused on identifying and defining our local health issues, concerns and needs. Since that first community health needs assessment 10 years ago, the team has grown and now supports a sustainable, ongoing system to evaluate health needs and assets as well as leading members from the public and private sectors, and community members to build a plan with strategies to tackle identified priorities that must be improved in order to be a healthier community.

 

HealthY Ottawa Advisory Council

Patrick Cisler, Community SPOKE

Kim Costello, Holland Hospital

Liz DeLaLuz, Greater Ottawa County United Way

Lynne Doyle, Community Mental Health of Ottawa County

Derel Glashower, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Marcia Mansaray, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Jodie Reimink, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Lisa Stefanovsky, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Amber TerHaar, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Lisa Uganski, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Jennifer VanSkiver, North Ottawa Community Health System

Healthy Ottawa Contributors

 

Collaborative Efforts

Ottawa Food

Ottawa Food is a collaboration of over 45 agencies and individuals working to ensure that community members have access to healthy, local and affordable food. Our members come from a variety of sectors, including public health, food pantries, human service organizations, farmers, local businesses, community members, and more.

Ottawa Pathways to Better Health

Ottawa Pathways to Better Health is a program designed to assist people with accessing community services, to improve health outcomes and decrease unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

Thrive Ottawa County

Thrive Ottawa County is a group of West Michigan organizations and individuals dedicated to informing our community about the importance of understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), providing local ACEs data, and linking people to resilience resources.

 

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