Community Health


Community Health: A Key Part of Our Mission

Munson Healthcare is a long-time leader in promoting community health in northern Michigan. Helping people become and stay healthy, preventing illnesses, and managing chronic disease are worthy goals and the focus of our many community-wide efforts, partnerships, and initiatives. Learn more about our community health programs.

Leading the Way

The Munson Healthcare Board of Directors identified community health as a major priority in 1995 when it conducted its first multi-county community health needs assessment. That effort confirmed there were major unmet health needs in northern Michigan that should be addressed. The board established a Community Health Committee in 1998 to work on community health related goals. Going a step further, a regional Community and Population Health Committee was formed in 2017 to oversee, support, and measure the impact of system-wide initiatives designed to improve community health throughout northern Michigan.

Community Health Areas of Focus

Munson Healthcare Community Health is involved in regional programs and services that:

  • Address emerging needs of youth and elderly
  • Address unmet needs of the uninsured and under-insured
  • Focus on chronic disease prevention and management
  • Improve access to health care
  • Leverage community resources