upcoming events

Our Community Listens - December Sessions

DECEMBER Session – 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
8:00AM Networking & Breakfast Served  | 8:30AM to 4:30pm

December 6th: Saginaw YMCA  | 1915 Fordney Street, Saginaw, MI 48601 | Community Room

December 13th: Bay Arenac ISD Educational Service Center | 4228 Two Mile Road, Bay City, MI 48706

December 20th: Midland Holiday Inn | 810 Cinema Drive, Midland, MI 48642 | Chippewa Room

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.


Region 5 Perinatal Quality Collaborative December 2019 Summit - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2019

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2019 | 1:00PM to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Greater Midland Community Center

2205 Jefferson Avenue, Barstow Shipps Wing, Midland, MI 48640

Event Purpose

Reduce barriers to achieve optimal prenatal, maternal and infant health within our region.

Discuss opportunities to implement evidence based program to improve health
outcomes for both baby and mom.


Marijuana and e-cigarette use during pregnancy

Health equity workshop

Who should attend

Home visiting agencies, maternal infant health program agencies, faith-based organizations,  MDHHS partners, Medicaid health plans, local health departments, Great Start Collaboratives,  local health systems, substance use treatment providers, local providers


Aligning & Connecting: Expertise regarding Trauma Informed Work - December 10th, 2019

TUESDAY, December 10th, 2019 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM

CMU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – Saginaw Educational Building, Room 1008

1632 Stone Street, Saginaw, MI 48602

Register Today! 


To share the  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Regional Strategy Map, raise awareness of regional work, and the need and opportunity to set shared goals and what has been accomplished to date.  An interactive discussion on how to develop community-based approaches to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) while simultaneously building a regional strategy involving all sectors of society.

Who should attend

Organizations that are actively doing work and activity aligned with preventing and responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Healthcare Providers, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Regional Schools And Universities, Courts
and Law Enforcement, and Insurers.

Community-based practitioners who are working with families, children, individuals who are currently
experiencing trauma & stress


  • Our Regional Response: ACEs Strategy Map
  • Demonstration of ACEs Regional Strategy Map
  • Lightning Talks by ACEs Experts
  • Building Connections Breakout Sessions

The Region's Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Moving Upstream - Friday, January 24, 2020

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