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Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Review
Posted on October 12, 2018

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures campaign ran from July 1st through August 31st. The purpose of the campaign was to help keep children healthy by promoting well child visits. A well child visit is instrumental in the early detection of problems that could impact a child’s future.

After reviewing the focus population lists for UPHG and UPHP separately, populations were divided into two categories: Family Practice and Pediatrics (only). The winners are as follows:

  • UPHG BCBSM Family Practice Winner: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC)
  • UPHG BCBSM Pediatrics (only) Winner: Upper Great Lakes (UGL) Hancock Pediatrics
  • UPHP Medicaid Family Practice Winner: Helen Newberry Joy (HNJ) Gibson Family Health Center
  • UPHP Medicaid Pediatrics (only) Winner: Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) Pediatrics

Winning practices received their gifts last week. The gifts are meant to be utilized as a way to celebrate staff and provider efforts in promoting and rendering well child check-ups to the children in the U.P!

Pictured below is one of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures raffle winners, Brady. He is 11 years old and was very excited about his winnings from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures participant raffle. He was entered into the raffle by completing his annual well child visit. Congrats, Brady!

Community Health Worker Certification Training Program
Posted on October 08, 2018

FREE Class: Creating Confident Caregivers
Posted on October 08, 2018

Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training
Posted on October 03, 2018

Media Meet: Advance Care Planning
Posted on July 06, 2018

Media Meet: Advance Care Planning

MEDIA MEET: Advance Care Planning Episode | 28m 45s | 2018/07/01 |

About this episode:

A new state-funded Advance Care Planning program helps individuals decide in advance on the care they will receive if unable to speak for themselves. Guests: Upper Peninsula Health Plan Advance Care Planning Program Manager, Kate LaBeau; Family Medicine Physician and Advisor, Jim Heron of Marquette; and Elder Law Attorney Paul Sturgul of Hurley, Wisconsin.

This video was originally posted here by WNMU-TV.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 28th
Posted on April 25, 2018

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

To find a collector site near you, visit this website:

2018 Marquette County Children’s Fair
Posted on April 06, 2018



Saturday, April 28, 2018

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


The Westwood Mall

3020 U.S. 41

Marquette, MI 4955

Protect Yourself from Hepatitis A
Posted on April 03, 2018

Community Health Worker Certification Training Program
Posted on April 03, 2018

This curriculum trains front line health workers to provide culturally responsive services in Michigan communities. Each of the eight [8] CHW core competencies are presented in modules that promote the development of skills needed to become gainfully employed as a CHW and enhance the knowledge base of those already employed. A field experience is required where the focus is for the student to apply and integrate the course work into practice. CHWs who are currently employed will complete an internship at their place of work.

To maintain CHW certification, participant will need to complete 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years and annually renew members on the MiCHWA CHW Registry ($30 per year). Please visit   more information.


Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Ontario Room

Marquette 853 W. Washington Street

Marquette, MI 49855 Ontario Room


  • June 20 and 21st

  • July 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th

  • August 1st, 29th, and 30th

  • September 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Please plan on class beginning promptly at 8:00 AM.

Registration Deadline:

  • June 15, 2018

  • Note: Space is limited

Cancellation Policy:

  • Registrations must be cancelled prior to June 15, 2018 for a refund of the registration fee.


  • Participants are responsible for their own lodging arrangements.
  • State rates are available at the Staybridge Suites (for qualifying guests).
  • There are a number of lodging options convenient to the venue.


  • UPHCS will provide light refreshments at each of the training dates listed above.   
  • Participants are responsible for their own breakfast, lunch and dinner as needed.
  • There is a variety of dine-in, take out, and delivery meal options conveniently located.

Download an application here!

Diabetes Workshop coming to Ishpeming
Posted on March 30, 2018

The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is returning to Ishpeming beginning on April 30th. The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms.  Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six week class will meet on Tuesday’s from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. beginning on April 30th; meeting at Bell Hospital conference room, 901 Lakeshore Blvd, Ishpeming.  Pre registration is required, family and caregivers are welcome.   There is no cost to attend.   Please call 906-273-1120 or dial 2-1-1 to register.  For more information, or to register online visit This program is brought to you by UPCAP, UPDON and the Western Marquette County Health Foundation.