upcoming events

Help Pregnant Women Stop Smoking - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2019

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2019 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

CMU College of Medicine – Saginaw Educational Bldg

1632 Stone Street, Room 1016 Saginaw, MI 40603

SCRIPT is an award-winning, evidence-based program shown to be effective in helping thousands of pregnant women quit smoking.  It is designed to be a component of a patient education program for  prenatal care providers, and is cited by the Agency for Healthcare  Research & Quality’s Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Event Purpose

This training has been specifically designed for healthcare and public health professionals learn about and implement the SCRIPT Program. The goal is to provide insight and skills about organizational change to have the Program become a routine part of care. This training will provide ways you can have the SCRIPT Program be adopted.

Who should attend

Community health workers, LMSWs, RNs, MAs, and/or anyone else within your organization who will be directly
working with pregnant moms in the clinical setting.


Stakeholder Advisory Group - September 30th

Regional Partnerships and Collaborations to Advance the THRIVE Portfolio


  • Kathy Conklin, Executive Director and Success Coach, Saginaw County Business and Education Partnership
  • Mark Sauter, Conscious Capitalism and Founder and President, GTP Associates 

Monday, September 30, 2019
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. ET
CMU College of Medicine, RM 1008, (1632 Stone Street, Saginaw)
Please use code “15692” at the front door for entry

Register Here

An Open Forum on Health in our Saginaw Community

SESSION 4: Rebuilding Our Community Together: Driving to Improve Transportation in Saginaw County

5:45pm to 7:00pm

Andersen Enrichment Center | 120 Ezra Rust Drive Saginaw, MI 48601


5:45 p.m.   Check-in, Networking and Light Meal Served

6:00 p.m.   Welcome

6:15 p.m. Speakers

Jamie Forbes, Director of Outreach and Program Development
Saginaw Transit Authority & Regional Services

Clark Header, Executive Director
Michigan Public Transit Authority

6:45 p.m.   Open Forum / Q&A with Community Leaders


DPP Lifestyle Coach Training - October 4th, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Registration begins at 8:00)
Bay County Health Department – 1200 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI  48708

Training Purpose
This training will follow the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) curriculum developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  NDPP encourages collaboration among federal agencies, community-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes among people with pre-diabetes in the United States.
The 1-day, in-person DPP Lifestyle Coach Training features: 
  • An interactive, small group format with hands-on facilitation techniques on classroom management, insight from actual coaches on best practices and real-life experiences
  • Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide, Coaches Manual, and Participant Manual
  • Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Guidelines Tutorial (Review of DPRP Standards and Operating Procedures)
  • Delivered by DPP Master Trainer, Tracy Metcalfe, MPA, CHES, using CDC-recognized National DPP curriculum
  • Lunch, including light refreshments and snacks throughout the session
The fee is $300 for this one day event.

Registration Ends October 1, 2019
Our Community Listens - 10/8/19 - 10/10/19

What if you could improve every single one of your relationships—personal or professional—by discovering more about yourself and how you interact with others? Through this deeply personal exploration of how you listen, relate, discern and communicate, you’ll:

  • Explore how the Communication Cycle forms the foundation of all of your interpersonal communication;
  • Improve your ability to attentively listen and see how it can be the most important thing a person can do for another;
  • Appreciate the impact your non-verbal behavior has on your verbal communication;
  • Develop a more effective way to have difficult conversations;
  • Feel empowered to strengthen and facilitate healing in broken relationships;
  • See and celebrate the good in others; see and celebrate the good in yourself.
  • This is no ordinary training! After three days of powerful classroom instruction, experiential activity, and group discussion, you’ll be equipped with the tools to have deeper, more meaningful relationships and inspired by the course’s ability to bring about a more compassionate world.


Coming Up for Air Screening - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
When single mom Anna Russell discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him. Her  journey highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.

The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership and the State Theatre are proud to present: “Coming Up For Air”, a breathtaking family drama which takes audiences on an all-too-common journey, highlighting the importance of mental health care, sensible gun safety laws and the pressures that are put upon teenagers to succeed.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 
Doors will open at 4:30pm
Movie to begin at 5:00pm.

View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/356881427

State Theatre – Bay City

913 Washington Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
The Region's Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Moving Upstream
Friday, January 24, 2020 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Lunch included)

Ott Auditorium • Regional Education Center
Saginaw Valley State University
Simulcast at Central Michigan University & Kirtland Health Sciences Center, Grayling

Confirmed Speakers to date:

Rishi Manchanda, M.D., MPH;
President and CEO, HealthBegins

Brian C. Castrucci, MA, DrPH
President and CEO, de Beaumont Foundation