June 12, 2018

Assessing Community Efforts to Address Key Health Issues in Kent County, Michigan

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has partnered with Amway to provide insight to community health stakeholders in Kent County, Michigan on how they can better address the challenges of maternal health, child health, nutrition, and food security in Kent County.

This research seeks to accomplish this task in three ways:

  1. Provide an overview on common models and best practices in community health program design, partnerships, and data measurement and sharing. Case studies highlight community health exemplars in each of these sections.
  2. Examine efforts to address key health issues in Kent County through the analysis of relevant health indicators for the region and interviews with critical stakeholders and insights from the Kent County Nutrition Summit, hosted by Amway on World Food Day in October 2017.
  3. Compare and contrast community health activities in Kent County with the outlined best practices. Also included are recommendations for actions to strengthen community health programs and partnerships in Kent County based on these findings.