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Chronic Health Issues

In the Thumb Area, chronic disease is prevalent and has an impact on the quality and length of life. As well as cost of health care. Learn about resources to help you prevent and manage your chronic health issues!


Chronic health issues can include

  • diabetes

  • high blood pressure

  • chronic pain

  • asthma

  • and many others

Talk to your doctor to learn how you can help prevent and manage your chronic health conditions. 

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan


The goal of NKFM is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.  For the past 65+ years, the NKFM has strived to deliver programs, services, and resources to those who need them most. Want to know if you are part of the 33% who are at risk of kidney disease? 

Other Health Management Resources

Michigan State University Extension Programs

Path (Personal Action Toward Health) Program

An interactive six-week workshop designed to support individuals who face the daily challenges of living with chronic conditions. PATH programs are for individuals who live with conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, depression, and other diseases.  Learn about self-management strategies and how you can help better manage your health! 

Remote Learning Resources 

MSUE offers many remote learning opportunities and resources so everyone can have access to the knowledge and information they need when they need it! They offer information that includes: 

  • Food Preservation

  • Physical Activity

  • Nutrition

  • Safe Food & Water

  • Aging

  • Money Management

  • Child and Family Development

  • 4-H Life Skills

  • And much more!

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