Fourth Graders Eligible for Special Access to Parks and Lakeshores

Fourth Graders Eligible for Special Access to Michigan's National Parks and Lakeshores Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan parks and libraries partner to offer free passes to hundreds of state parks and cultural destinations. Library card holders statewide can once again get free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas through the second annual Michigan Activity Pass program, sponsored by … [Read more...]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Parks, and Libraries Partner to Add Michigan Activity Pass Program to Third Year of MI Big Green Gym

Libraries offer free passes to hundreds of state parks, recreation and cultural destinations throughout Michigan It was announced via press release that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) and The Library Network will kick off the third-annual Michigan Activity Pass program Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. The Michigan Activity Pass offers cardholders at … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Calls for Registrants

Sign up now to become a part of the 36th Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games! Seniors Go for the Gold Calling all athletes! Registration is now open for the Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) Summer Games. The games will take place Friday, August 7 through Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 23, 2015 at various locations throughout Oakland County. Registration deadline is Friday, July 17. The Michigan Senior Olympics is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing … [Read more...]

MDCH launches School Wellness Award program

From the Michigan Department of Community Health: Michigan Department of Community Health Launches School Wellness Award  LANSING - The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched a program encouraging Michigan schools to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and a tobacco-free lifestyle to students and staff. As part of the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Initiative, the Michigan School Wellness Award program aims to recognize schools working to create healthier … [Read more...]

Michigan health plans encouraged to adopt breast cancer genomics policies

LANSING – Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the second leading cause of cancer death in women, both in Michigan and nationally. Breast and ovarian cancer can run in families and be caused by an underlying genetic change passed from parent to child. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is aiming to increase public awareness of hereditary cancers and encourages Michigan health plans to have written policies consistent with national guidelines. For … [Read more...]