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Delta and Menominee Counties, Michigan

(Partner: National Association of County and City Health Officials)

Community Mission

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

Community Information

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties is located in the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The target community, Escanaba, located in Delta County, is on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.  The City of Escanaba has approximately 12,600 residents according to the 2010 census. 

Community Change Strategy

1.  Community-at-large:  Policy ,Systems and Environment -- Institute a smoke-free policy 24/7 for outdoor public places.

2. Community-at-large: Systems and Environment-- Institute strategies to promote physical activity within the community.

3.  Worksites:  Policy-- Develop and Implement a Breastfeeding policy to allow employees time to breastfeed.

Community Successes

1.  Passage of an outdoor smoke-free air ordinance.

           a.  Placed no-smoking signs outside at all areas     including parks, beaches, recreational facilities

2.  Formalized a community bike share program

          a.  Formalized and adopted a free yellow bike program within the City of Escanaba.

          b.  Bikes can be checked out and used at Mr. Bike, Ski and Fitness, Goodwill Industries and the Municipal Marina.

A few members of the CHART team enjoying the Yellow Bike Program

Community Contacts

Name E-mail Phone
Bridget Anne Naser bnaser@phdm.org (906) 789-8110
Casey L. Young cyoung@phdm.org (906) 789-8102
Judy Schroeder escanabadda@chartermi.net (906) 789-8696
Kim Gustafson kgustafson@phdm.org (906) 789-8101
Linda Klope linda.klope@osfhealthcare.org (906) 786-3311
Roberta Ann Stacey BobbieStacey@gmail.com (906) 399-3567
Stephanie L. Oswald oswald.steph@gmail.com (906) 466-2000
Tara Sue Weaver tweaver@dsisd.k12.mi.us (906) 786-9300
Tonya Lafave lafavet@upcap.org (906) 786-4701

Activities

To motivate individuals to achieve good health, thus decreasing the incidence of chronic disease by:      1.  Promoting health and wellness activities within the community.  2.  Providing education to individuals about healthy lifestyles.  3.  Promoting policy & environmental changes in the community that will be sustainable for healthy living.


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