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Community Health Worker Certification Training Program
Posted on December 13, 2018

Medicare AEP Events
Posted on November 21, 2018

Get answers to your Medicare questions! UPHP is providing free educational sessions throughout the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The Medicare AEP ends December 7th.

A medicare specialist will be available to help answer questions from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. at the following locations:

Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette:

  • December 4th

Snyder Drug Store in Newberry:

  • November 21st
  • December 5th

UP Health System – Portage in Hancock:

  • November 26th
  • December 3rd

For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call 1-877-349-9324 TTY: 711.

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