Powerhouse coalition hosting free event on May 3 to empower local communities to act
FREMONT – LiveWell Newaygo County is hosting a free summit and information exchange on May 3 that will focus on major health and human services issues affecting local communities. The summit will be held at the Regional Center for Agri-Science and Career Advancement, located at 5479 West 72nd Street in Fremont, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The keynote speaker at the summit is Anneshia Freeman, author of “The Adult Reenactment of the Childhood Script“ and “The Lies that Bind” workbooks for service providers. The summit will feature workshops on hot topics affecting rural communities, such as opioid addiction and treatment; human trafficking; trauma; suicide prevention; supporting at-risk youth; and homelessness and housing.
The summit is geared toward case managers, counselors, social workers, pastors and church leaders, medical staff, program staff and community volunteers.
“The LiveWell Newaygo County summit and information exchange is a terrific opportunity for organizations and individuals across West Michigan working to improve the health and wellness of local communities to learn, network, and explore what frontline staff can do to reach more people, maximize resources, and impact outcomes,” said Mark Petz, Collaborative Coordinator for the Newaygo County Community Collaborative (NC3), a LiveWell Newaygo County member and a key event organizer. “LiveWell Newaygo County strongly believes that a healthier community can reduce cost and lead to better hires for local businesses. Healthier kids are more likely to perform better in school and on tests, which benefit the child and local school districts. The LiveWell Newaygo County Summit on May 3 is a step toward building a healthier, more resilient community.”
To register for the free event and learn more about workshops and speakers: bit.ly/LiveWellSummit.
LiveWell Newaygo County is a collaborative action group working to improve the health of Newaygo County citizens. LiveWell Newaygo County focuses on chronic health conditions and underserved populations, delivering long-term solutions to make Newaygo County the healthiest in Michigan.
LiveWell Newaygo County members are: District Health Department #10; Family Health Care; Fremont Area Community Foundation; Fremont Public Schools; Headway: Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Michigan State University Extension; Newaygo County Great Start Collaborative; Newaygo County Mental Health; Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency; Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial; Tamarac; TrueNorth Community Services; and WE CAN! Newaygo County.