Get Involved


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

  • Resilience Muskegon - increasing emotional wellness and building a resilient community
    Meets at 2:30 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month at HealthWest, 376 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , HealthWest
  • Physical Activity Action Team - increasing physical activity in our community members
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Muskegon YMCA
  • Healthcare Providers Work Group - engaging healthcare providers to implement 1 in 21 strategies
    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
  • KnowSmoke Coalition - reduce the use of tobacco in Muskegon Count
    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
  • Healthy Eating Action Team - increasing healthy eating in our community
    Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Public Health Muskegon County, 1 in 21 Coordinator

For general 1 in 21 inquiries, or if you are not sure which committee to connect with, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 72 out of 83 Michigan counties overall and 68 in Health Factors. 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
  • Cultural competency
  • Emphasis on evidence-based, best practice strategies
  • Efficient stewardship of community resources
  • Sustainable initiatives and activities

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:

  • Increase in residents who maintain a healthy diet
  • Increase in residents who engage in regular physical activity
  • Increase emotional wellness of community residents
  • Ensure all residents have access to a health coach
  • Create a movement for a culture of wellness
  • Reduce smoking among teens and young adults through prevention, reduced youth access and cessation services

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