Spectrum Health Lakeland Featured in #MiRuralCareMatters Campaign

Posted on September 05, 2019

The MHA is featuring southwest Michigan’s Spectrum Health Lakeland in its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign for its work to address health disparities by partnering with a local barbershop.

Elite Barbershop in Benton Harbor, MIThe hospital sends clinical educators to Benton Harbor’s Elite Barbershop every month, who provide free blood pressure screenings and health education to members of the Benton Harbor community. Since the inception of the health initiative two years ago, Elite Barbershop and Spectrum Health Lakeland have fostered positive discussion about key medical topics among individuals in the community. Read the story and watch the video on MiCareMatters.org.

The #MiRuralCareMatters campaign, launched earlier this year, highlights the more than 60 hospitals that serve thousands of Michiganders in rural areas who have unique health needs and challenges. The public education campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact Michigan’s rural hospitals have on the communities they serve and the challenges they face. The campaign has featured an effort to encourage healthy eating from Munson Medical Center, the impact of a teen center supported by Eaton Rapids Medical Center and the community support behind cancer patients at Mackinac Straits Health System.

Future campaign stories will feature people who have been positively impacted by their local hospital and will encourage residents to engage with their lawmakers on rural health issues. Members with questions may contact Ruthanne Sudderth at the MHA.  



  • Spectrum Health Lakeland Featured in #MiRuralCareMatters Campaign

Tags: #MiCareMatters, rural health, #MiRuralCareMatters, Public Health, Spectrum Health Lakeland

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