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 12 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

Mikaela Andrea, Holland Hospital

Tracy Bolo, Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance/Community SPOKE

Liz DeLaLuz, United Way of Ottawa and Allegan Counties

Lynne Doyle, Community Mental Health of Ottawa County

Laura Fitzpatrick, Trinity Health Grand Haven

Derel Glashower, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

 

David Kurili, Corewell Health™ West

Marcia Mansaray, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Jack R. Roossien Jr., MD, Trinity Health Grand Haven

Amber TerHaar, Corewell Health™ West

Lisa Uganski, Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Healthy Ottawa Contributors

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Collaborative Efforts

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 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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