Kent County
Health Connect

A collection of initiatives working to build community partnerships that shape health policy, promote healthy living, and improve the quality of life in Kent County.


2023 Community Health Needs Assessment

During the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment, over 60 people from 44 organizations worked together to collect data from 5,300 residents through surveys and focus groups. The top health priorities were determined by nearly 60 stakeholders based on participant concerns, offering valuable insights into the community’s health needs.

Kent County Health Connect

Health Improvement Initiatives

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Community Health Needs Assessment

Identifying community healthy priorities through community engagement and participation.

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Community Health Improvement Plan

A community-wide strategic plan that is developed to respond to top health issues.

Health Equity Council

Bringing together diverse partners to create a space for mutual learning and listening to communities facing the greatest inequities.

Healthy Eating Active Living

An initiative to improve the health of Kent County’s most vulnerable populations by reducing health disparities and risks associated with chronic diseases.

Tobacco Free Network

Reducing tobacco and nicotine use in West Michigan through the connection and coordination of existing advocacy, prevention, and cessation resources

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Healthy Kent

Fostering cooperation among organizations and individuals working to improve birth outcomes and reduce suicides in Kent County.

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