District Health Department #10 has been awarded one of six grants from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) focused on reducing obesity by implementing the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 plan. This project is being implemented through our local community health coalitions: Northwest Michigan Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, Cadillac Community Health Coalition, Healthy Manistee County, and Newaygo County Healthcare Improvement Council.
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This state plan includes four recommendations: maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, get an annual physical exam, and avoid all tobacco use. It is recommended that four measures are controlled: body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar. Locally, a ten-county community campaign will provide education on obesity and encourage a call to action.