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.
, Employer's Association
- Community Engagement – engaging and educating the community on healthy choices/lifestyles.
Meets 4-5pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the United Way of the Lakeshore, 31 E Clay, Muskegon
Contact: Kathy Moore, 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
- Infrastructure – parks; sidewalks; safe, walkable communities; healthy, livable environment.
, Public Health-Muskegon County
- Schools – engaging and educating students and parents on healthy choices/lifestyles.
, Montague -Whitehall Schools
For general 1 in 21 inquiries, or if you are not sure which committee to connect with, please contact:
, 1 in 21 Coordinator.
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.
- Reduce Obesity Rates
in Muskegon County
- Reduce Smoking Rates
in Muskegon County
- 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