Health Equity in Michigan


Welcome to Health Equity in Michigan!

What do we do? We fight the factors that keep people and communities from being healthy. Think of it as leveling the playing field. We work to eliminate distractions like food deserts (areas that lack good grocery markets), food swamps (areas with too much fast food), overcrowded clinics, lack of coverage and broken infrastructures.

Picture this. Would your life or the life of someone you love be different if: 

  • You could always get healthy food at a good price; walk, bike or play anywhere you wanted and feel safe;
  • not worry about being tempted by high fat/high sodium food on every corner;
  • and visit the doctor for all the preventative and maintenance care you needed in a clean safe environment 
  • without the worry of not being able to afford your care or medication?

Health equity efforts include executing projects that help build awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in minority communities and raise funding for scientific research to improve cardiovascular disease and stroke outcomes in minority communities.

Looking for a way to help fight heart disease and stroke for yourself, family or community. Watch this short video from our May Volunteer Orientation to learn why and how you can help.

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What does that mean?
Health Equity activities include faith-based programs such as:
  • Wear Red Sundays during American Heart Month (February)
  • Power Sundays during American Stroke Month (May)
  • establishing Teaching Gardens in urban schools through My Heart. My Life. (new!)
  • the Power To End Stroke Movement
  • advocacy work in support of issues such as nutritional school lunches and public health funding
  • activating the power of social media to create health and healthcare change
How can you make your neighborhood healthier? Try this interactive game.

Our work takes place in churches, schools, social/fraternal organizations, community groups and organizations, family reunions, barber shops, beauty salons and wherever people can benefit from our efforts to inspire and support healthier living.

Get involved in creating healthy change for our community today!  

Contact Kristian Hurley   I   248.936.5826.

More about Power To End Stroke YouTube

 Become a Power To End Stroke Ambassador
African Americans are twice as likely to have a stroke as any other group, yet many of these strokes are preventable. Power To End Stroke, our national campaign to help African Americans recognize and reduce their risk of stroke, embraces and celebrates their culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles. more

 Power Ambassador Community - NING Web site
Power To End Stroke created the Power Ambassador Community, a place for Power Ambassadors across the nation to share information about what they are doing to promote the PTES movement.  It is a gathering place to share successes, ask questions, review training materials, download program materials, post pictures and videos, post events to a centralized calendar and chat in real-time. 
Sign up for Power Ambassador NING
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