Ottawa Pathways to Better Health
Do you know someone who may benefit from a Community Health Worker?
No fee for qualifying individuals.
Call (616) 393-5601
A program designed to assist people with accessing community services,
to improve health outcomes and decrease unnecessary hospitalizations
and emergency department visits.
For more information about the program, please call (616) 393-5601
- 18 years of age or older and live in Ottawa County
- Enrolled in or eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid
- Have two or more chronic health conditions
(such as diabetes, depression, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, hypertension, or long-term pain)
- And have challenges overcoming barriers to manage health conditions
(such as accessing medical care and preventive health care services and accessing resources to reduce hospitalizations and ED visits).
Community Health Workers
(CHWs) are trusted members of your community who understand your needs and will serve as a link for you to health and social services. A CHW will:
- Meet with you at your convenience,
- Help you set goals,
- Guide you through the health care system,
- Link you to medical care for your specific needs
(primary, dental, specialty, mental health, substance abuse treatment)
- Help you manage your health conditions and prescriptions,
- Help you reduce hospital and emergency room visits,
- Link you to community services and resources
(food, clothing, housing, financial and utility assistance, transportation, education, employment),
- and much more.
- Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area
- Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
- Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
- Greater Ottawa County United Way
- Holland Hospital
- Michigan Health Endowment “Healthy Ottawa” Fund Re-granting
Initiative of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
- North Ottawa Community Health System
- Ottawa County Department of Public Health
- Priority Health
- Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital