Stories from the Midland Area Community Foundation

Midland collaborative group to provide community update at Midland City Hall

January 23rd, 2023

Led by the Midland County Health and Human Services Council (HHSC), a collaborative group of more than 35 organizations from all sectors of the community, are targeting physical and mental health gaps in Midland County. These efforts are part of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), initially launched in early 2016.

The HHSC of Midland County invites the public to join them for an update of the CHIP efforts on Wednesday, January 25, at 9:30 AM. The informational meeting will be held in Midland City Hall’s Council Chambers and will focus on community health. Community leaders will present successes and challenges in three priority areas during a panel-style event: healthy living, mental well-being, and substance-free resilience.

This event will be moderated by the President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation, Sharon Mortensen.

Panelists include:

  • Sam Price, President & CEO of Ten Sixteen Recovery Network
  • Kathryn Tate, President & CEO of the Legacy Center for Community Success
  • Brent Mikkola, Community Health Manager at MyMichigan Health
  • Kathy Dollard, Director of Behavioral Health Services at MyMichigan Health
  • Deana Mason, Program Director of Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

“When our organizations work together, we can accurately develop cohesive strategies to accomplish our goals,” said Mortensen. “The CHIP is a truly collaborative plan to assist in developing a thriving community.”

The CHIP was developed using data from various local and national sources, such as the Midland County Dashboard, county health rankings, behavioral risk factor surveys, data from MyMichigan Health, and others.

To be a part of the update, please join the HHSC at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, January 25, in the Midland City Hall’s Council Chambers. You can also view the presentation live or via replay on MCTV Channel 189 or the MCTV YouTube page.