Survey Will Help Coalition Improve Community Health in Pontiac

The Healthy Pontiac, We Can (HPWC) Coalition is calling on Pontiac residents to complete a survey about their health and wellness. The results will help the HPWC Coalition respond to health trends in Pontiac and prioritize future initiatives. Participate by visiting “It is vital that we hear from Pontiac residents,” said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of Oakland County Health Division. “Their feedback will help Healthy Pontiac, We Can serve them better in the … [Read more...]

Healthy Bites program to launch in Pontiac

Oakland County Health Division, in partnership with the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! coalition and Lafayette Market, is launching Healthy Bites, an in-store guide to healthy eating this Friday, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The program provides colorful signs with easy-to-use nutrition information that helps customers identify healthier options when shopping for food or ordering from café menus. Lafayette Market will be the site of two kick-off events on Friday, July 25 … [Read more...]

Oakland County Health Division and ‘Healthy Pontiac, We Can’ coalition garners Innovation in Health Care Award

The “Healthy Pontiac, We Can” (HPWC) coalition, facilitated by Oakland County Health Division, was recognized last night with an Innovations in Health Care Award at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s (NKFM) Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner for their efforts to prevent chronic health conditions in the City of Pontiac. The award was presented by the Kidney Foundation, Michigan State Medical Society and Michigan Association of Health Plans. HPWC also received a special tribute from State … [Read more...]