About Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative

Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative (NMDI) began in 2006 as a collaborative effort between Munson Healthcare, Priority Health, Northern Michigan's Diabetes Outreach Network (TIPDON), and stakeholders from Munson Healthcare's geographic service area. NMDI serves 14 counties, with a steering committee served by representatives from Munson Medical Center, Priority Health, local physicians, diabetes educators, county health departments, and other health and human service representatives.


NMDI serves 14 counties, including:

  • Antrim
  • Benzie
  • Charlevoix
  • Crawford
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kalkaska
  • Leelanau
  • Manistee
  • Missaukee
  • Montmorency
  • Oscoda
  • Otsego
  • Roscommon
  • Wexford

Funding for NMDI is provided primarily by Priority Health and Munson Healthcare.

NMDI’s Mission

The Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative is a regional collaboration dedicated to prevention, early detection, and management of diabetes.

Kim Chandler, Coordinator of NMDI

NMDI’s Vision

Reducing the prevalence of diabetes and improving the well-being of people living with diabetes across our region.

Community Reports

Every five years, NMDI conducts a region-wide survey of 1,000 adult respondents ages 18 years and older. The purpose of this research is to learn more about the prevalence of diabetes and risk factors in our unique region. The survey also helps us identify gaps in diabetes care and public knowledge in order to guide and inform future initiative efforts.

Contact Us

For more information or to get involved in the efforts of the Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative, please contact Kim Chandler at 231-935-9227 or send an email.