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Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition

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Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

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In 2018, the Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition and its members conducted a comprehensive Community Health Assessment project. 

The project had two goals:

  • Identify the health needs of our community
  • Develop a Health Improvement plan based on the results of the Assessment

The assessment provided a snapshot of the challenges that Monroe County residents face regarding their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a result of the Community Health Assessment, a Community Health Improvement Plan was developed.

The Assessment identified four areas of improvement for Monroe County residents' health and well-being:

  1. Chronic Disease Prevention
  2. Substance Abuse
  3. Mental Health
  4. Social Conditions

The Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition meets quarterly to report on progress made toward goals of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). For information regarding upcoming meetings and the CHIP, please contact Jamie Dean at 734-240-7810.

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2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA)
2019-2021 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

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Please note that the Healthy School Program is currently paused due to COVID-19. We will provide updates when we are able to resume in the future.

The goal of the Healthy School Program is to increase health knowledge, attitudes and skills, increase positive health behaviors and outcomes and improve education and social outcomes. The four key focus areas include physical activity, nutrition, mental health and substance abuse. The program was developed specifically for Monroe County schools by capitalizing on the resources and assistance that community partners are able provide. Schools were required to form a Coordinated School Health Team that met at least two times during the year to discuss wellness programs and policies and implement health improvement activities for students and staff.

This program is being coordinated by the Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition. 

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Integrating Health into Planning Resources

The Monroe County Planning Department, Monroe County Health Department, local planning commissioners and municipal staff and community members partnered to prepare documents to assist local Planning Commissioners incorporate health into planning.  The tools attached below will aid planners in making decisions that will preserve the quality of life and foster positive health outcomes for Monroe County residents for years to come.
Positive Health Outcomes in Monroe County Reference Guide
Integrating Health into Local Planning in Monroe County Presentation

Be Active in Monroe County Map

Monroe County is home to a wealth of locations for you to run, walk, bike, hike or play.  The Monroe County Building Healthy Communities Coalition encourages you to use this map as a resource to help you increase your physical activity level.  Even as little as 30 minutes a day of physical activity can reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease or stroke, help maintain weight and boost your mood.  Take charge of your health and get active today! 
Be Active in Monroe County Map

ProMedica Community Resource Guide

ProMedica's Division of Advocacy and Mission Services publishes and maintains a comprehensive resource guide featuring the names of contacts of various community services available in Monroe County. The most updated version of the guide is available here

ProMedica Mental Health Resource Guide

This general reference guide from ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital offers information on mental health resources serving our community. To view the guide, please visit here

Monroe County Intermediate School District Children's Yellow Pages

This document from the Monroe County ISD provides parents and caregivers with information on local resources and information to help support young children. To view the resource, please visit here

Monroe County Programs for Senior Citizens

Monroe County offers a variety of services and programs to serve older adults in our community. Please check out the brochures below to learn more about local senior centers or opportunities for physical activity throughout Monroe County.
Monroe County Senior Center Brochure
Exercise Opportunities for Older Adults

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans' lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for a person's overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

Source: youth.gov

Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Michigan COVID-19 Stay Well Hotline: 888-535-6136 and press "8"
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline: 800-931-2237
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) National Helpline: 800-662-4357

State & National
CDC - Mental Health
Michigan COVID-19 Stay Well Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Website
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Monroe County
Family Medical Center of Michigan Behavioral Health Services
Know More Monroe - Local Help & Resources
Monroe Community Mental Health Authority
Monroe County ISD Mental Health Support Team
ProMedica Behavioral Health