Get Involved

Listed below are the five 1 in 21 committees and their focus, along with contact information.


  • Business/Labor – engaging businesses to promote healthy lifestyles; decreased costs, increased productivity
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Employer's Association
  • Community Engagement – engaging and educating the community on healthy choices/lifestyles
    Meets at 10:00 am on the 2nd Friday of the month at United Way, 31 E Clay Ave, Muskegon
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,Public Health-Muskegon County
  • HealthCare – mental/physical health care.
    Meets at 7:00 am on the 1st Friday of the month at Access Health, 1200 Ransom, Muskegon
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Access Health and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Infrastructure – parks; sidewalks; safe, walkable communities; healthy, livable environment
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Public Health-Muskegon County
  • Schools – engaging and educating students and parents on healthy choices/lifestyles
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Montague -Whitehall Schools

For general 1 in 21 inquiries, or if you are not sure which committee to connect with, please contact:Chris Burnaw, Community Coordinating Council

Not able to join a committee? You can still help our community achieve its vision of a healthier place to live, work and play by living a healthier lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same!


The launch of 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County was prompted by the low results Muskegon County received in the County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings, produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

Muskegon currently ranks 64 out of 82 Michigan counties. The vision of 1 in 21 is that Muskegon will be the Healthiest County in Michigan by 2021. It is an ambitious goal, but one that can be achieved if we all work together!

The founding partners of 1 in 21, brought together by the Muskegon Rotary Club's Health and Wellness Committee, convened a summit in March 2011 to discuss these findings. After the summit, core values were established to support the common vision of a healthier community:

  • Inclusive participation and ownership, from all levels of the community
  • Collaborative, cross-sector leadership and action
  • Reduction of health disparities
  • Emphasis on evidence-based, best practice strategies
  • Efficient stewardship of community resources
  • Sustainable initiatives and activities

Five sub-committees were established to work on the strategic goals developed to make the vision a reality.

Goals:

  • Reduce Obesity Rates in Muskegon County
  • Reduce Smoking Rates in Muskegon County

Strategies:

  • Educate the community on healthy choices
  • Increase the community’s access to healthy choices
  • Engage the community in making healthy choices
  • Measure and report successes annually in spring

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