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 68 out of 83 Michigan counties overall and 57 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is 1 in 21?
One in 21 is a community initiative, launched by Muskegon Rotary Club to help get Muskegon healthier! We work with many partners in the community including schools, healthcare providers, businesses, nonprofits, community gardens, youth programs, fitness centers and community members like you!
How Can I Participate?
There are lots of ways to participate in the 1 in 21 movement! You can join an action team, participate in the Seaway Run, take part in your company’s workplace wellness program, or create your own personal plan towards a healthier lifestyle. Be sure to check out our resources page for inspiration!
Where can I find health resources?
You can find health resources here: https://1in21.org/resources
We’re lucky in Muskegon to have a wide variety of resources. Free opportunities such as swimming in the clean and fresh Lake Michigan, or paddling one of our many rivers (Muskegon, White, Rouge). We also have a variety of running clubs, fitness centers, and more. See them all at https://1in21.org/resources!