health

Nonprofit Showcase gets moving with the Grand Rapids YMCA

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

From food trucks to free fitness classes, the YMCA of West Michigan has amazing opportunities to get healthy for no cost. The HUB is a free fitness program with 15 sites all over Grand Rapids. These fitness classes include Zumba, yoga, male...

[read more]

Catalyst Radio: Kent County Health Department addressing root causes of health disparities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne welcomes guests from Kent County Health Department on the topic of health equity. In studio this week are Barb Hawkins-Palmer, executive director of Healthy Kent, and health educator Karen Pelan. Visit this link for more information...

[read more]

Creating a community for those affected by rare disease

by (msk23)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

One in ten people is affected by a rare disease in some way, explained Rachael Baker, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Calvin College. “Because there are 7,000 different rare diseases, everyone is probably going to know someone, a...

[read more]

Small steps, big results

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new year is often thought of as a new start. For Johnny, this January has been the realization of a long-time goal. This is a special story for me to be able to share with you: the hard work and long road that’s resulted in a new type of...

[read more]

Better Body Image Conference aims to start conversation about positive body image in Grand Rapids

by (conniex721)

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Better Body Image Conference aims to shape and redefine the concept of self and foster a positive body image by incorporating diverse definitions of beauty, cultivating positive speech around the body, and fostering self-compassion. The...

[read more]

Heartside Gleaning Initiative: Cultivating community through good food

by (Heartside Glean...)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday afternoons in the summer months, the area in front of Guiding Light Mission on Division Avenue bustles with people sharing conversations, smiles, grocery bags and most evidently--food. More specifically…fresh fruits and vegetables...

[read more]

Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Imagine a crop that reduces waste as it grows, can be cultivated year-round, and contains a ton of vital nutrients. You might not realize it, but you're thinking of a mushroom. The best part: They're being grown right here in Michigan....

[read more]

Immigration policy fears cause clinic patients to stay away, cancel insurance

by (ebouwens)

Submitted 02-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s a busy Tuesday morning at a community health center on Grand Rapids’ southwest side. The hallways are crowded and staff is scurrying in every direction. Spanish is heard everywhere. You might guess by the number of obviously...

[read more]

Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for West Michigan families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Marcie Lewis and Patty McCormick of the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. Lewis and McCormick discuss the amenities that the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan provides...

[read more]

Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

[read more]

Browse