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  • May 15, 2019

    Torrey Hill Intermediate School and Lake Fenton Middle School Win the Fourth Annual Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge

    Torrey Hill Intermediate School and Lake Fenton Middle School students and staff have won the fourth annual Greater Flint Health Coalition Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge. The Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge was designed to promote health and wellness within local schools while creating some “healthy” competition. Throughout...READ MORE
  • November 27, 2018

    Registration now open for the 2018 C.A.R.E. Summit!

    The 2018 Community Advocate Resource Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Summit will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018. This summit will include motivational topics, breakout sessions, and local resources- all community outreach workers are encouraged to attend. This Summit is free, however, registration is required – Register Here....READ MORE
  • September 20, 2018

    Commit to Fit! 2018 Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Registration now open to Genesee County Businesses, Organizations, and Community Groups

    To promote health and wellness within the local business community while creating some “healthy” competition, Commit to Fit! is pleased to present the 2018 Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. Now in its eighth year, the community-wide, business-to-business wellness challenge will take place from October 1st to October 31st. Pre-registration for businesses,...READ MORE
  • September 19, 2018

    Michigan Health Endowment Fund Awards Two-Year Grant to Greater Flint Health Coalition to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Flint & Genesee County

    The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) a two-year $499,950 grant to implement a Community-Wide Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic. This project, led by the GFHC Mental Health & Substance Use Task Force will engage children, seniors, and community residents most impacted by...READ MORE
  • June 11, 2018

    Flint Registry Pre-Enrollment Now Open

    People who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint Water System after April 25, 2014 will soon be able to participate in a voluntary secure registry which will aim to connect them to programs and other resources that serve to minimize the effects of lead on their health while...READ MORE
  • June 8, 2018

    Register now for the 2018 Commit to Fit! Walk to Wellness Challenge!

    During the month of July, Genesee County & Flint residents will be encouraged to log their steps online at Commit2fit.com. All residents that reach the daily goal of 8,000 steps will be entered into a drawing for great prizes such as Flint Farmers’ Market gift cards. To encourage walking outdoors,...READ MORE
  • May 22, 2018

    GFHC Board of Directors passes a resolution in opposition to implementing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries in Michigan as proposed in Senate Bill 0897

    On May 21, 2018 the GFHC Board of Directors passed a resolution in opposition to implementing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries in Michigan as proposed in Senate Bill 0897. This was resolution was passed because work requirements will reduce access to health care services, increase barriers to care especially among...READ MORE
  • April 10, 2018

    West Shore Elementary and Goodrich High School Win the Third Annual Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI (April 12, 2018) – West Shore Elementary and Goodrich High School students and staff have won the third annual Greater Flint Health Coalition Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge. The Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge was designed to promote health and wellness within local schools while...READ MORE
  • March 15, 2018

    Registration now open for the 2018 C.A.R.E. Summit!

    The 2018 Community Advocate Resource Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. This summit will include motivational topics, breakout sessions, and local resources- all community outreach workers are encouraged to attend. This Summit is free, however, registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-advocate-resource-empowerment-summit-care-summit-tickets-43657078497...READ MORE
  • March 1, 2018

    2018 Outstanding Community Partner Award Winner- Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program

    The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Program staff were awarded the 2018 Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA) Outstanding Community Partner Award! The MOSPA State Awards provide an opportunity to recognize individuals, programs, and businesses that have made outstanding contributions in the area of Special Populations and/or Occupational Programs....READ MORE
  • February 15, 2018

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Social Determinants of Health Standardized Screening Efforts

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) is one of five organizations chosen by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to lead the implementation of the State Innovation Model (SIM) within their community. The SIM initiative focuses on the development and testing of multi-payer healthcare payment and service...READ MORE
  • December 1, 2017

    We are Live! The State Innovation Model (SIM) Community Clinical Linkage (CCL) Initiative for the Genesee Community Health Innovation Region (CHIR) launched November 1, 2017

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) is one of five organizations chosen by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to lead the implementation of the State Innovation Model (SIM) within their communities. As the backbone organization for the Genesee Community Health Innovation Region (CHIR), the GFHC and...READ MORE
  • November 9, 2017

    Commit to Fit! Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced and New Healthy Holidays Challenge Begins

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI In this seventh annual event, the Fall 4 Fitness Challenge, a community-wide, business-to-business wellness challenge took place from October 1st to October 31st. The challenge was available free-of-charge to any Flint & Genesee County business, organization, or community group interested in bringing wellness to the workplace. Last...READ MORE
  • May 8, 2016

    Flint Child Health & Development Fund (www.flintkids.com) will provide support to Flint Children Exposed to Lead

    FLINT, MI – A group of concerned community members have created a charitable fund so that people nationwide can contribute to support both short and long term needs of Flint’s children exposed to lead. The Fund, established at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, is a supplemental resource to the...READ MORE
  • May 7, 2016

    Commit to Fit! Certified Healthy Workplaces

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition and Commit to Fit! are pleased to announce that seven Genesee County businesses have qualified for the Commit to Fit! Certified Healthy Workplace Designation. This certification aims to acknowledge local businesses actively working to improve the health of their employees by providing workplace wellness programming...READ MORE
  • April 15, 2016

    Atherton Elementary School Wins the First Annual Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge

    Atherton Elementary students and staff have won the first annual Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge. The Commit to Fit! Active Schools challenge was designed to promote health and wellness within local schools while creating some “healthy” competition. Throughout the month of March, students from 10 schools strived to achieve...READ MORE
  • March 10, 2016

    Baker College of Flint Wins 2016 Commit to Fit! College Challenge

    Baker College of Flint students have won the 4th annual Commit to Fit! College Challenge. The Commit to Fit! College Challenge promotes physical activity in local colleges by giving students the chance to take part in a little “healthy competition.” Throughout the month of February, students from Mott Community College,...READ MORE
  • March 5, 2016

    Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge Open to K-12 Schools in Genesee County

    To promote health and wellness within local schools while creating some “healthy” competition, Commit to Fit!, in conjunction with the Genesee Intermediate School District, announces the 2016 Active Schools Challenge. The Challenge seeks to engage all 21 Genesee County school districts to participate and promote physical activity among their students....READ MORE
  • February 27, 2016

    Community organizations want to hear from you! Please take a survey about health issues in Genesee County

    Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Flint, working in partnership with Greater Flint Health Coalition, are conducting a community survey as part of their Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process. Results from this survey will help: identify and prioritize current and future health care needs in our community...READ MORE
  • January 28, 2016

    Commit to Fit College Challenge kicks off February 1st!

    The Commit to Fit! College Challenge will kick off with a no-holds-barred Dodgeball Tournament Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) Recreation Center. Participating colleges include Mott Community College, Baker College of Flint, and the University of Michigan-Flint. “This is a fun way to kick-off...READ MORE
  • November 17, 2015

    GFHC’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is now accepting applications for Adult, Dislocated and Youth Healthcare Career Training

    The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is a healthcare sector workforce development program available to all residents of Flint & Genesee County. The purpose of the FHEO Program is to assist unemployed and underemployed adults, dislocated workers, and out-of-school youth (ages 18-24) with obtaining training and employment in the...READ MORE
  • November 5, 2015

    Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

    With 107 businesses, organizations and community groups participating this year, Commit to Fit! is pleased to announce the organizational winners of the fifth annual Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. The Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge is a community-wide challenge designed to increase the practice of daily...READ MORE
  • September 14, 2015

    Genesee County Medical Society and Community Partners to host Community Symposium on Human Trafficking

    Over the past several years, the subject of human trafficking has become increasingly common in newspapers, blogs, and educational conferences. More people are able to describe what human trafficking is and why public awareness on the issue is important. Few people are able to identify whether or not it has...READ MORE
  • September 10, 2015

    Commit to Fit! Announces Genesee County’s Certified Healthy Workplaces

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition and Commit to Fit! are pleased to announce that seven Genesee County businesses have qualified for the inaugural Commit to Fit! Certified Healthy Workplace Designation. This certification aims to acknowledge local businesses actively working to improve the health of their employees by providing workplace wellness...READ MORE
  • August 25, 2015

    Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge Registration Open to All Genesee County Businesses, Organizations, and Community Groups

    To promote health and wellness within the local business community while creating some “healthy” competition, Commit to Fit! is pleased to present the 2015 Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the community-wide, business-to-business wellness challenge will take place from October 1st to October 31st. Sponsored by Diplomat...READ MORE
  • August 10, 2015

    Commit to Fit! Smart Bites Launches in Genesee County

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition and Commit to Fit! has launched a partnership with local restaurants that aims to support adults, children and families with making healthier choices when dining out. The Commit to Fit! Smart Bites program rewards residents for choosing healthy menu options at participating local restaurants by...READ MORE
  • April 30, 2015

    Commit To Fit Mayor’s Wellness Challenge Finale Event: April 30, 2015

    The 2nd annual Commit to Fit! Mayor’s Wellness Challenge is a one-month health and wellness challenge that will be held from April 1st – April 30th, encouraging local Flint & Genesee County residents to practice healthy behaviors and become more involved in their community. Commit to Fit! and City of...READ MORE
  • April 16, 2015

    Your Health Your Choice Advance Care Planning Project Launches Community-Wide Engagement Efforts

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI (April 16, 2015) – A community awareness campaign highlighting the importance of advance care planning is being launched on April 16th by the Greater Flint Health Coalition and its Your Health Your Choice Advance Care Planning (ACP) partners. The Your Health Your Choice ACP project is a...READ MORE
  • March 30, 2015

    Commit to Fit Mayor’s Wellness Challenge Kicks off April 1st!

    The 2nd annual Commit to Fit! Mayor’s Wellness Challenge is a one-month health and wellness challenge that will be held from April 1st – April 30th, encouraging local Flint & Genesee County residents to practice healthy behaviors and become more involved in their community. Commit to Fit! and City of...READ MORE
  • March 13, 2015

    University of Michigan Flint Wins 2015 Commit to Fit College Challenge

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI (MARCH 13, 2015) – The 3rd annual Commit to Fit! College Challenge focuses on promoting physical activity in local colleges by giving students the chance to take part in a little “healthy competition” throughout the month of February. Taking home the Commit to Fit! College Challenge trophy...READ MORE
  • February 24, 2015

    GFHC Receives Grant from Delta Dental Foundation to Improve Children’s Oral Health in Genesee County

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI (February 24, 2015) – The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Children’s Oral Health Task Force recently received $5,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation through its Brighter Futures Community Grant Program. The funding will help the Task Force to develop “Mommy & Baby” oral health care packages for distribution...READ MORE
  • October 21, 2014

    Your Health Your Choice Website Available to Assist the Community with Advance Care Planning

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition is pleased to announce the release of the newly developed Your Health Your Choice Advance Care Planning website located at www.yourhealthyourchoice.org. The user-friendly website allows individuals to easily access advance care planning resources. Users may schedule a free advance care planning appointment with a certified...READ MORE
  • September 24, 2014

    Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge Registration Open to all Genesee County Businesses, Organizations, and Community Groups

    To promote health and wellness within the local business community while creating some “healthy” competition, Commit to Fit! is pleased to present the 2014 Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. Now in its fourth year, the community-wide, business-to-business wellness challenge will take place from October 1st to October 31st. Sponsored by HealthPlus...READ MORE
  • July 1, 2014

    GFHC to Launch Community Diabetes Registry with New Grant from Community Foundation of Greater Flint

    GENESEE COUNTY, MI (June 26, 2014) – The Greater Flint Health Coalition has received a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund to support its Community Diabetes Registry Project. The Project aims to reduce diabetes morbidity and improve the quality of life for...READ MORE
  • April 10, 2014

    Genesee County Hospitals Partner with Greater Flint Health Coalition to Promote National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2014

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Your Health Your Choice Advance Care Planning Project, which includes partners Genesys Regional Medical Center, Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Flint,and the Genesee County Medial Society, encourages all Genesee County residents to participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. National Healthcare Decisions...READ MORE
  • March 21, 2014

    2014 Commit to Fit! Mayor’s Wellness Challenge Kicks Off April 1st! Join Today!

    The 1st annual Commit to Fit! Mayor’s Wellness Challenge is a one-month health and wellness challenge that will be held from April 1st – April 30th, encouraging local Flint & Genesee County residents to practice healthy behaviors and become more involved in their community. Commit to Fit! and City of...READ MORE
  • March 6, 2014

    Commit to Fit! Smart Bites Launches in Genesee County Schools

    Commit to Fit! Smart Bites has been launched by the Greater Flint Health Coalition as a new partnership with local restaurants that engages youth in making healthier choices when dining out. Smart Bites incentivizes students to choose healthy menu options at participating restaurants and earn monthly prizes from Commit to...READ MORE
  • February 13, 2014

    Local Healthcare Organizations Work Together to Offer Free Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance to Genesee County Residents

    Local health care organizations, including Hamilton Community Health Network, Genesee Health Plan, Genesee Community Health Center, Genesee County Health Department, and the Greater Flint Health Coalition are working together to offer free enrollment assistance to uninsured and other eligible Genesee County / Flint residents interested in purchasing health insurance through...READ MORE
  • December 13, 2013

    City of Flint Awarded Three Medals by Let’s Move! For Healthy Activities in Community

    City of Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Greater Flint Health Coalition President & CEO Kirk Smith announced today that the City of Flint had been recognized for achievements in community-based health-related activities by the National League of Cities and Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties. The City was awarded a...READ MORE
  • November 8, 2013

    Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

    Individuals representing 80 participating businesses, organizations and community groups gathered to celebrate the completion of the third annual Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge, a community-wide physical activity challenge which took place during October, co-sponsored by the Greater Flint Health Coalition and HealthPlus of Michigan. The overall goal of...READ MORE
  • October 23, 2013

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint Grant to Help Flint and Genesee County Residents Succeed in Healthcare Career Training

    The Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint has awarded the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s (GFHC) Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program with a $30,000 grant. The FHEO Program helps low-income adults and dislocated workers in Genesee County obtain employment skills, job readiness training, and...READ MORE
  • September 12, 2013

    “Healthy Flint & Genesee County 2020” Report to the Community Released by the Greater Flint Health Coalition

    Genesee County, MI (September 12, 2013) – The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) has released its Healthy Flint & Genesee County 2020 Report to the Community – a strategic vision-based publication that outlines priority areas for improving the factors that impact health in Flint and Genesee County, as established by...READ MORE
  • August 14, 2013

    Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Registration Open to all Genesee County Businesses, Organizations, and Community Groups

    To promote wellness within the community while creating some “healthy” competition, Commit to Fit! is pleased to present the 2013 Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. The third annual community-wide business-to-business wellness challenge will take place from October 1st to October 31st. The challenge is available free-of-charge, and pre-registration is now open...READ MORE
  • July 25, 2013

    Dentist Referral Guide for Infants and Toddlers

    Cavities, also known as dental caries, are the number one preventable chronic disease affecting young children today. Caring for a child’s baby teeth is important, as baby teeth are essential for chewing, speech development, and holding spaces for adult teeth. In an effort to connect families with young children in...READ MORE
  • June 26, 2013

    Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren-Flint Partner with the Greater Flint Health Coalition to Complete Joint Community Health Needs Assessment for Flint & Genesee County

    To better serve the Flint and Genesee County community, the area’s three hospital systems, Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren-Flint have partnered with the Greater Flint Health Coalition to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) – a new federal requirement of all non-profit hospitals to better understand...READ MORE
  • June 24, 2013

    Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program Seeking Applicants for Next Healthcare Training Cycle

    The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is seeking applicants for the next training cycle of future healthcare professionals. Training opportunities include: Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Billing and Coding, and Dental Assistant. The FHEO Program, of which the Greater...READ MORE
  • June 5, 2013

    Commit to Fit! 6 Weeks to Wellness Challenge Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

    Individuals representing nearly 75 local employers and community organizations participated in the second annual Commit to Fit! 6 Weeks to Wellness Challenge, a community-wide business-to-business challenge that sought to encourage healthy behaviors in a competitive workplace wellness challenge. In this wellness challenge, Genesee County businesses and organizations signed up to...READ MORE
  • April 19, 2013

    “Putting County Health Rankings into Action” Webinar

    On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Greater Flint Health Coalition President & CEO Kirk Smith will be the featured presenter in a County Health Rankings webinar focused on the “Take Action” cycle of the “Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health” (MATCH) approach. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin...READ MORE
  • April 12, 2013

    Greater Flint Health Coalition joins Crim Fitness Foundation to host “Your Health, Your Life: An Evening with Deepak Chopra” on April 12, 2011

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition has partnered with the Crim Fitness Foundation to bring Deepak Chopra, MD to Flint, Michigan. Acclaimed by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and best-selling author of more than 55 books, Deepak Chopra is acknowledged as one...READ MORE
  • April 11, 2013

    Diabetes Group Visit Project Receives Two New Grant Awards to Expand Project Implementation

    The GFHC’s Diabetes Group Visit Project has received two new grants to continue its work in expanding the diabetes group visit model of care throughout Genesee County. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint recently awarded the Project a one year grant for $40,000. Funding from this and previous Community Foundation...READ MORE
  • April 6, 2013

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Announces “County Health Rankings Action Plan” to Address Genesee County Community’s Poor Health Behaviors

    On April 6, 2011, the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) held a press conference to announce its “County Health Rankings Action Plan.” Collaboratively developed by the GFHC and its partner organizations, the Action Plan is in response to the national County Health Rankings study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson...READ MORE
  • February 26, 2013

    2013 Children’s Oral Health Month

    With­­­­­­­­­ dental caries (cavities) as the most common chronic disease of children, Genesee County healthcare leaders and dentists are working together to provide information to educate parents and the community on children’s oral health issues. To conclude February’s Children’s Oral Health Month activities and remind families that children’s oral health...READ MORE
  • December 14, 2012

    Commit to Fit! 2013 Annual Challenge Calendar Now Available

    Commit to Fit! 2013 Annual Challenge Calendar is now available! The Commit to Fit! campaign is designed to promote the practice of healthy lifestyles in Genesee County by utilizing a common message that engages all residents. To facilitate improved health behaviors throughout the year, Commit to Fit! offers six community-wide...READ MORE
  • November 7, 2012

    Greater Flint Health Coalition and HealthPlus of Michigan Host 2012 Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Finale Event

    Individuals from 60 participating businesses were on hand to learn the results of the second annual community-wide business-vs-business Fall 4 Fitness Challenge, co-sponsored by the Greater Flint Health Coalition and HealthPlus of Michigan. Fall 4 Fitness sought to offer a fun way to practice healthy behaviors in a competitive workplace...READ MORE
  • October 17, 2012

    Three Genesee County Hospitals Announce a Joint Health Information Exchange Strategy with Michigan Health Connect

    Exciting things are happening in Michigan, where a broad, regional health information exchange, or HIE, has been steadily evolving. As many will recall, in 2007 the State of Michigan had provided multiple planning grants to explore the development of regional HIEs throughout Michigan. The counties of Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee...READ MORE
  • October 16, 2012

    Greater Flint Health Coalition selected by Michigan Department of Community Health to implement Michigan’s “Health & Wellness 4×4 Plan” to Combat Obesity

    To address the growing obesity epidemic in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) released the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Plan in June 2012. In taking one of the first steps outlined by the Plan, MDCH has announced that six coalitions have been selected to implement...READ MORE
  • October 2, 2012

    Project Healthy Schools launched in Genesee County to fight rising childhood obesity

    With support from Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, Greater Flint Health Coalition partners with University of Michigan to bring Project Healthy Schools to Grand Blanc Middle Schools. Grand Blanc, Mich. – In Michigan more than 30 percent of youth ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese. With...READ MORE
  • October 1, 2012

    GFHC’s Group Visit Project Welcomes National Group Visit Expert Dr. Edward Shahady to Flint November 1st

    On November 1, 2012, the GFHC’s Group Visit Project is hosting two events featuring keynote speaker Edward Shahady, M.D., Medical Director of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Diabetes Master Clinician Program: Group Visit Physician Breakfast Roundtable 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Genesee County Medical Society Group Visit Physician...READ MORE

  • Community Foundation of Greater Flint Awards GFHC $30,000 for Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program

    The Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint has awarded the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s (GFHC) Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program with a $30,000 grant. The GFHC’s FHEO Program, which began in 2002, provides residents with occupational healthcare training, healthcare industry focused life skills,...READ MORE
  • September 11, 2012

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition and City of Flint Announce Grant Awardees for Health & Safety Mini-Grant Program to Increase Local Community-based Safety Initiatives

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) and City of Flint, in partnership with Commit to Fit! and the City’s Blue Badge Community Policing Program, are pleased to announce awardees for the 2012 Health & Safety Mini-Grant Program. The program is designed to increase community-based safety initiatives that have a positive...READ MORE
  • August 15, 2012

    2012 Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Registration Now Open to all Area Organizations, Businesses, & Employers

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition and HealthPlus of Michigan, as partners in Commit to Fit!, are pleased to present the 2012 Fall 4 Fitness Challenge, a community-wide business-to-business physical activity challenge that takes place during the month of October. Fall 4 Fitness encourages businesses, organizations and other employers to engage...READ MORE
  • July 13, 2012

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Receives $30,000 Grant from Community Foundation of Greater Flint for Diabetes Group Visit Project

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition has received $30,000 in funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund to support its Diabetes Group Visit Project. This project, which began in 2008, aims to reduce diabetes morbidity and improve quality of life for diabetic patients in Genesee...READ MORE
  • July 11, 2012

    Health & Safety Mini-Grant Applications Now Available: Proposals Due July 27th

    The City of Flint and the Greater Flint Health Coalition held a Kickoff Meeting to present a Health and Safety Mini-Grant Program in partnership with Commit to Fit! and the Blue Badge Program. The event was attended by over 50 community members representing neighborhood groups, block clubs, local associations, civic...READ MORE
  • June 13, 2012

    Commit to Fit! 6 Weeks to Wellness Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

    Individuals representing nearly 50 local employers were on hand to learn the results of the Commit to Fit! 6 Weeks to Wellness Challenge, a community-wide business-to-business challenge held for the first time this spring. 6 Weeks to Wellness sought to offer a fun way to practice healthy behaviors in a...READ MORE
  • June 4, 2012

    Commit to Fit! Smoke-Free Toolkit Available to Local Businesses – Part of the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s County Health Rankings Action Plan to decrease Tobacco Use in Genesee County/Flint

    With Genesee County’s smoking rate 29% higher than the national average, the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) has developed the Commit to Fit! “Smoke-Free Business Toolkit” to promote smoke-free environments by helping businesses adopt and implement smoke-free policies and workplaces, resulting in reduced smoking prevalence and better health among County...READ MORE
  • May 1, 2012

    Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program offers free job training and tuition for Dislocated Workers interested in Health Care careers

    Job Training & Tuition Available Now for Dislocated Workers Interested in Healthcare On June 30, 2008, the United States Department of Labor announced a $2 million grant to Michigan to train 400 dislocated workers for healthcare jobs. 250 of those workers will be trained by the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities...READ MORE
  • March 15, 2012

    Pre-Registration for Commit to Fit! Six Weeks to Wellness Business to Business Challenge Begins April 1st

    The Commit to Fit! Six Weeks to Wellness Challenge is a six week business-to-business challenge that encourages employees to represent their organizations by practicing healthy behaviors and promoting health to others. It is available free-of-charge to all Genesee County organizations interested in bringing wellness to the workplace and participating in...READ MORE
  • March 12, 2012

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Team Becomes Part of the Elite Group Participating in “Collaborate for Healthy Weight,” a Groundbreaking Initiative to Improve Obesity Prevention and Treatment in Local Communities

    With obesity levels in the U.S. at all-time highs, Genesee County healthcare leaders are working together to make local improvements through “Collaborate for Healthy Weight,” a national effort to reverse the epidemic through innovative local partnerships between primary care providers, public health professionals, and leaders of community-based organizations. Genesee County...READ MORE
  • March 8, 2012

    Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Reflects on its Achievements & Successes

    The Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge focused on celebrating healthy living and community unity in the New Year. Men, women, and families throughout Genesee County united in efforts to accomplish a single cumulative goal – total 3 Tons of healthy weight loss in a two month period....READ MORE
  • March 1, 2012

    Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program grant boosts efforts to help Genesee County workers succeed in healthcare careers

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program, a Flint-area program designed to help workers embark on careers in the healthcare industry received an important boost recently, thanks to a one-year grant totaling $125,000 from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC)....READ MORE
  • February 17, 2012

    Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program holding Information Sessions for Applicants of April 2012 Healthcare Training Cycle

    Are you interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, or another in-demand medical professional? The next class of the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program will begin April 5, 2012. Information Sessions: Friday, February 24, 2012 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m....READ MORE
  • December 16, 2011

    Greater Flint Health Coalition (15th) Annual Meeting Dee Edington Presentation Slides Now Available

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition held its 2011 (15th) Annual Meeting of the Members on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011. This meeting featured Keynote Speaker Dee Edington, PhD. on the topic of “Population Health as a Serious Business Strategy in the 21st Century.” To view slides from this presentation, please click...READ MORE
  • December 13, 2011

    Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Registration Now Open

    The first annual Commit to Fit! 3-Ton Healthy Weight Loss Challenge, a community-wide challenge that will take place from January 2nd – February 29th, is now open for registration. The challenge, which is available free of charge to any resident who lives or works in Genesee County, looks to celebrate...READ MORE
  • October 31, 2011

    GFHC’s 15th Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Dee Edington, Ph.D. to take place December 7, 2011 – RSVP Now

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s 2011 (15th) Annual Meeting of the Members will take place Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. Dee Edington, Ph.D. will serve as Keynote Speaker on the topic of “Population Health as a Serious...READ MORE
  • October 28, 2011

    Commit to Fit! Healthy Holidays Challenge kicks off November 1st through December 12th – Join the MOVEment today!

    Following the success of the Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge, the Greater Flint Health Coalition is pleased to announce the next opportunity to join the Commit to Fit! MOVEment in Genesee County with the Healthy Holidays Challenge. A six-week, individual-based overall wellness challenge, the Healthy Holidays Challenge...READ MORE
  • October 25, 2011

    First Annual Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

    A first of its kind community-wide business-to-business challenge, the Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge was an effort to engage employers to promote wellness in the workplace. Based upon the established model of Greater Flint Health Coalition members HealthPlus of Michigan and Citizens Bank’s annual business vs. business challenge,...READ MORE
  • September 23, 2011

    Access Committee – Flint & Genesee County Healthcare Resource Guide Now Available

    With a growing population of newly uninsured and underinsured individuals as a result of the economic decline, many residents lack the knowledge needed to navigate our community’s health care safety-net system. To address this, the GFHC’s Access Committee has created a new Health Care Resource Guide, a tool designed to...READ MORE
  • September 12, 2011

    City of Flint Mayor Dayne Walling Proclaims September 12, 2011 “Commit to Fit! Day”

    Through ongoing efforts to revitalize and improve the City of Flint on a broad level, Mayor Dayne Walling has recognized that the community’s health is a vital component of a vibrant City. This recognition was demonstrated as the City of Flint represented one of the 50 participating organizations in the...READ MORE
  • August 16, 2011

    2011 Children’s Dentist Referral Guide Available for Parents of Genesee County Infants and Toddlers

    The Children’s Oral Health Task Force has partnered with the Genesee District Dental Society to create a referral guide to assist parents, caregivers, and pediatricians in locating Genesee County Dentists who are accepting infants and toddlers as patients. The list of 43 dentists includes a map to easily locate a...READ MORE
  • August 4, 2011

    Register Your Business Now for the First Annual “Commit to Fit!” Fall 4 Fitness Challenge September 12 – October 7

    Workplace-based wellness initiatives are a well-documented strategy to engage individuals in the meaningful practice of healthy behaviors. Outcomes can include the improvement of the health of employees, increased business efficiency, reductions in employee absenteeism, and even reductions in healthcare costs. As part of the Commit to Fit! campaign, the GFHC...READ MORE
  • July 8, 2011

    “Commit To Fit!” Website And Mobile App Are Live – Check Out www.commit-2-fit.org Today!

    To facilitate the Commit to Fit! campaign, the GFHC has created a first-of-its-kind website that is available as a tool for individuals or businesses interested in being more active, eating better, and living healthier. All Genesee County residents are invited to take advantage of this interactive website to assist and...READ MORE
  • June 26, 2011

    Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren-Flint Partner with the Greater Flint Health Coalition to Complete Joint Community Health Needs Assessment for Flint & Genesee County

    To better serve the Flint and Genesee County community, the area’s three hospital systems, Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren-Flint have partnered with the Greater Flint Health Coalition to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) – a new federal requirement of all non-profit hospitals to better understand...READ MORE
  • June 24, 2011

    Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program Seeking Applicants for Next Healthcare Training Cycle

    The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is seeking applicants for the next training cycle of future healthcare professionals. Training opportunities include: Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Billing and Coding, and Dental Assistant. The FHEO Program, of which the Greater...READ MORE
  • June 5, 2011

    Commit to Fit! 6 Weeks to Wellness Challenge Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

    Individuals representing nearly 75 local employers and community organizations participated in the second annual Commit to Fit! 6 Weeks to Wellness Challenge, a community-wide business-to-business challenge that sought to encourage healthy behaviors in a competitive workplace wellness challenge. In this wellness challenge, Genesee County businesses and organizations signed up to...READ MORE
  • April 19, 2011

    “Putting County Health Rankings into Action” Webinar

    On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Greater Flint Health Coalition President & CEO Kirk Smith will be the featured presenter in a County Health Rankings webinar focused on the “Take Action” cycle of the “Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health” (MATCH) approach. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin...READ MORE
  • April 12, 2011

    Greater Flint Health Coalition joins Crim Fitness Foundation to host “Your Health, Your Life: An Evening with Deepak Chopra” on April 12, 2011

    he Greater Flint Health Coalition has partnered with the Crim Fitness Foundation to bring Deepak Chopra, MD to Flint, Michigan. Acclaimed by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and best-selling author of more than 55 books, Deepak Chopra is acknowledged as one...READ MORE
  • April 11, 2011

    Diabetes Group Visit Project Receives Two New Grant Awards to Expand Project Implementation

    The GFHC’s Diabetes Group Visit Project has received two new grants to continue its work in expanding the diabetes group visit model of care throughout Genesee County. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint recently awarded the Project a one year grant for $40,000. Funding from this and previous Community Foundation...READ MORE
  • April 6, 2011

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Announces “County Health Rankings Action Plan” to Address Genesee County Community’s Poor Health Behaviors

    On April 6, 2011, the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) held a press conference to announce its “County Health Rankings Action Plan.” Collaboratively developed by the GFHC and its partner organizations, the Action Planis in response to the national County Health Rankings study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...READ MORE
  • February 24, 2011

    City of Flint Mayor Praises GFHC in “State of the City” Address

    In his February 24, 2011 “State of the City” address, City of Flint Mayor Dayne Walling spoke to the City of Flint’s commitment to improving the health of its residents, with an emphasis on children. Earlier that month, the City of Flint was recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama for...READ MORE
  • January 21, 2011

    Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Program receives C.S. Mott Foundation grant

    The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced a $125,000 grant to the Greater Flint Health Coalition for continuation of the model Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program in 2011. This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the GFHC to continue implementation of the FHEO Program. The purpose of the...READ MORE
  • November 9, 2010

    FLINT HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTIES (FHEO) PROGRAM WINS 2010 “BUILDING MICHIGAN’S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE AWARD FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION”

    We are pleased to report that the GFHC’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program has received the Michigan Health Council’s 2010 Building Michigan’s Healthcare Workforce Award for Regional Collaboration. The award was presented at the Michigan Health Council’s Annual Symposium and Luncheon on Workforce Challenges held on November 9th. The...READ MORE
  • September 20, 2010

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Pharmacy Task Force supports Medication Adherence Event featuring National Expert on September 28th

    On September 28, 2010, Merck Pharmaceuticals and the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Pharmacy Task Force will welcome Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D., an internationally acclaimed workshop leader and innovator in the fields of medication adherence improvement and clinical interviewing. Dr. Shea, who has given over 250 talks to primary care clinicians...READ MORE
  • June 28, 2010

    Greater Flint Health Coalition Names Kirk Smith President & CEO

    Kirk D. Smith has been appointed President & CEO of the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) by its Board of Directors. Mr. Smith’s selection was announced today by Michigan State Senator Deborah Cherry, Chair of the GFHC’s Board of Directors. Mr. Smith has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of...READ MORE
  • June 23, 2010

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint Awards GFHC $45,000 for Diabetes Group Visit Project

    The Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint has awarded the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s (GFHC) Diabetes Group Visit Project with a $45,000 grant. The GFHC’s Diabetes Group Visit Project, which began in 2008, aims to reduce diabetes morbidity and improve quality of life for...READ MORE
  • March 23, 2010

    Passage of Health Reform A Historic Moment

    On Sunday, March 21st, 2010 the United States House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was originally passed by the Senate on December 24, 2009. Healthcare reform has been the top legislative priority of President Barack Obama since taking office in January of 2009 and...READ MORE
  • March 15, 2010

    C.S. Mott Foundation Awards GFHC $125,000 for Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program

    The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation recently announced $125,000 of additional funding for the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s model Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program. This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the GFHC to continue implementation of the FHEO Program. The purpose of the initiative is to create sustainable...READ MORE
  • December 8, 2009

    C.S. Mott Foundation Awards GFHC with $75,000 grant for Health Care Impact Study

    The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) is pleased to announce a new $75,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to support a Health Care Impact Study, which began in September 2009. In an effort to improve the health status of Genesee County & City of Flint residents and to...READ MORE
  • June 16, 2009

    GFHC Advises President Obama on Health Reform, adopts Resolution on Universal Access to Health Care

    After months of stimulating a community dialogue on health care reform, the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Board of Directors adopted an official Resolution on Universal Access to Health Care on Monday, June 15, 2009. The approved Resolution was finalized and adopted following months of community-wide dialogue, input, and deliberations amongst...READ MORE
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  • Torrey Hill Intermediate School and Lake Fenton Middle School Win the Fourth Annual Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge

  • Registration now open for the 2018 C.A.R.E. Summit!

  • Commit to Fit! 2018 Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Registration now open to Genesee County Businesses, Organizations, and Community Groups

  • Michigan Health Endowment Fund Awards Two-Year Grant to Greater Flint Health Coalition to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Flint & Genesee County

  • Flint Registry Pre-Enrollment Now Open

  • Register now for the 2018 Commit to Fit! Walk to Wellness Challenge!

  • GFHC Board of Directors passes a resolution in opposition to implementing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries in Michigan as proposed in Senate Bill 0897

  • West Shore Elementary and Goodrich High School Win the Third Annual Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge

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