Collaborating to Improve the Health of Calhoun County




Working to Improve the Health of Calhoun County Residents

The Population Health Alliance (PHA) aims to address the health needs of our community, as identified in the Calhoun Health Needs Assessment. We focus on shrinking the health gap in Calhoun County.

An Evolving Mission

Our team works within sectors of our local government and community to create lasting change. We’re made up of local leaders, business owners, healthcare professionals, and other sectors that impact the overall public health outcomes of people in our community. The PHA team is here to serve the needs of Calhoun County as they continue to develop in the wake of COVID-19, social justice reform, and more.

Fostering a Thriving Residency Program

One of the most essential parts of a healthy life is equitable access to quality healthcare. Our community has always understood that. It’s why several local organizations came together to bring more healthcare providers to Battle Creek. Copious research, feedback...

Addressing Community Needs with the Homeless Day Shelter

For many community members, 2020 is synonymous with COVID lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders. From March through June, Michiganders only left home for essential items in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, a shelter-in-place order is incredibly hard...

Essential Work from the Community Health Needs Assessment

The Population Health Alliance of Calhoun County’s mission is to collaborate with local organizations to address our community’s health needs. We’re often asked how we identify priorities for our community. The answer is simple: the Community Health Needs Assessment....

HIV/AIDS in the Calhoun County Black Community

The past few years, headlines everywhere have been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID has proven to be a dangerous challenge for society as a whole, it’s essential to not lose sight of other health conditions affecting our communities.

Nourishing Neighbors in Battle Creek

A few months ago, PHA received an unexpected call from a former city resident bearing great tidings. The caller told PHA that there was currently 40,000 lbs of donated food on its way to the people of Battle Creek.  Where did all this food come from, you ask? None...

Grace Health Mobile Clinics: Bringing Care to the Community

When the pandemic descended in the spring of 2020, many routines and everyday tasks quickly became things of the past. Unfortunately, this also meant many primary care offices were only shifting their focus to urgent health concerns, with preventative care and routine...

Operation Fit-led Schools Win Statewide Wellness Awards

Operation Fit started in 2014 as a small initiative at two schools with big aspirations. Since then, it has been established as a Battle Creek Family YMCA Program that is generously funded by CHP,  and has grown into something truly spectacular. A Powerful...

Get Active this Winter

Learn ways to stay active all winter long by checking out the Choose Health Calhoun ad in the Shopper!  Choose Health Calhoun has partnered with other community organizations to bring together ideas for community members to stay active all winter long. Check...

BCCF Receives Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Gold Award

Battle Creek Community Foundation has received the 2017 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace GOLD Award by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network!