Local Coalitions

 

Alger County

Alger County Community Collaborative (AC3)

Meeting Times: Third Wednesday of every other month at 3PM – Alger Parks & Recreation Dept.

Mission Statement: Alger County United and Thriving: promoting a safe, healthy and prosperous environment for youth and adults

Contact Info:

Chair: Deb Fulcher

Co-chair: Lorri Redmon – algerparksrecdept@yahoo.com

Alger County Wellness Coalition

Meeting Times: 1st Wednesday of every month at 11AM – Alger Parks & Recreation Dept.

Mission Statement: Aiming to improve the health and well-being of Alger County residents

Contact Info:

Chair: Vicki Ballas – ballasv@anr.msu.edu

Co-chair: David Wesoloski – dwesoloski@saulttribe.net

Chippewa County

Chippewa County Tobacco-Free Living Coalition

Location: Superior Café 107 E Portage Ave. Sault Ste. Marie Michigan 49783

Meeting Times: 1st Wednesday of the month 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m

Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life for all Chippewa County residents by preventing and reducing the health problems associated with tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Coalition current focus:

  • Tobacco-Free parks and recreation
  • Tobacco 21 Policy
  • Health Fairs

Contact Info:
Steve Carey
Chippewa County Health Department
906-635-1566

Sault Ste. Marie Building a Healthier Community Coalition (Sault BHCC)

Location: Sault Tribe Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (1st Wednesday of the month)

Mission Statement:
Offer opportunities for building a healthy mind, body, and spirit through physical activity, healthy food, and environmental options.

Vision Statement:
A vibrant community that promotes and provides choices that support healthy lifestyles

Coalition current focus:

  • Improving and expanding trails within the area
  • Farmers’ Markets
  • Tobacco-free Initiatives
  • UP4Health Community Challenge
  • Enhancing Non-motorized Transportation Systems

Contact Info:
Mary-Ellen Hemming
Health Educator
Sault Tribe Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Telephone: (906) 632-5210
mhemming@saulttribe.net

Kinross Building a Healthier Community Coalition (Kinross BHCC)

Location: 4884 W Curtis St, Kincheloe, MI 49788
Meeting Times: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (2nd Tuesday of the month)

Coalition current focus:

  • Tobacco-free Initiatives
  • Recreation Center
  • UP4Health Community Challenge
  • Non-motorized Transportation
  • Plan Activities

Contact Info:
Jennifer Eyler
Health Educator
Sault Tribe Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
JEyler@saulttribe.net

Delta County

Delta County Healthy Communities Coalition

Meeting Times: Quarterly at 12PM – Public Health, Delta Menominee

Mission Statement: To promote healthy living in Delta and Menominee Counties through environment and policy changes that support good nutrition, physical activity and smoke free-environments.

Contact Info:
Chair: Tiffany Olsick – tolsick@phdm.org

Luce County

Newberry Strategic Alliance for Health – (Newberry SAH)

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (4th Wednesday of the month)

Coalition current focus:

  • Enhancing Trail Information throughout the Region
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Farmers’ Markets
  • UP4Health Community Challenge

Contact Info:
Jennifer Eyler
Health Educator
Sault Tribe Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
JEyler@saulttribe.net

Tribal Food Sovereignty Collaborative

Location: Newberry Tribal Health Center
4935 Zee Ba Tik Ln, Newberry, Michigan 49868

Meeting Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (4th Thursday of the month)

Mission Statement:
Connecting, Promoting, and Building Community Food Systems Through; Education, Youth Engagement, Cultural Traditions & Modern Sustainability.

Coalition Current Focus:

  • Community gardens
  • Seed-saving & gardening workshops
  • Traditional foods cooking classes
  • Canning & Preserving workshops
  • Farmer’s Markets

Contact Info:
Heather Hemming
Health Educator
Sault Tribe Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Telephone: (906) 632-5210
hhemming@saulttribe.net

Mackinac County

Mackinac County Wellness Coalition

Location: City Hall – 396 N State St # 1, St Ignace, MI 49781
Meeting Times: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (4th Tuesday of the month)

Coalition current focus:

  • Trail Improvement and Activities
  • Non-Motorized Transportation
  • Yellow Bike Program
  • Food Pack Program
  • Pocket Park Project
  • Little Bear East Recreation Park Project
  • UP4Health Community Challenge

Contact Info:
Jennifer Eyler
Health Educator
Sault Tribe Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
JEyler@saulttribe.net

Marquette County

KI Sawyer Health & Wellness Coalition

Meeting Times: Third Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM – KI Sawyer Elementary School

Mission Statement: To improve the health of KI Sawyer community members through education, activities, and relationship-building

Contact Info:
Chair: Jane Nordeen – jnordeen@gmail.com
Co-chairs:
Erin Carter – ecarter@anr.msu.edu
David Wesoloski – dwesoloski@saulttribe.net

Marquette County Action Communities for Health, Innovation, & EnVironmental changE (ACHIEVE) Coalition

Meeting Times: First Monday of every month at 9AM – Marquette Food Co-op

Mission Statement: (Reviewing)

Contact Info:
Co-chairs:
Sarah Monte – smonte@marquettefood.coop
Jenna Zdunek – jzdunek@ymcamqt.org

Schoolcraft County

Manistique Strategic Alliance for Health (SAH) Coalition

Meeting Times: Third Thursday of every month at 10AM – City Hall

Mission Statement: Through policy, systems, and environmental changes, work to make the healthy choice the easy, preferred, and accessible choice for all area residents and visitors.

Contact Info:
Chair: Kerry Ott – kott@lmasdhd.org

Schoolcraft County Community Collaborative (SC3)

Meeting Times: First Tuesday of every other month at 9AM – Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer

Mission Statement:
To provide leadership in interagency and community planning and delivery of services to promote a positive environment for families by building strong communities

Contact Info:
Chair: Joan Ecclesine – jtecclesine@mdsecp.org