Upper Peninsula Healthcare Workforce Summit | 2022

The first ever U.P. Healthcare Workforce Summit was held in June, 2022 in Marquette, Michigan. Healthcare groups from around the U.P. gathered  to discuss how to address the demand for healthcare workers. 


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Community Action Agency + NMU EAN

In today’s world, having reliable access to the internet is crucial. From shopping for necessities to medical appointments and education, being online has made life during a pandemic accessible. With this truth only intensifying, what happens when there are barriers to internet access for individuals in need? Two Upper Peninsula Community Action Agency’s found that this issue affected many families and individuals they serve. With assistance from the Northern Michigan Center for Rural Health and Northern Michigan University’s Education Access Network, Community Action Alger-Marquette and Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency were able to bring reliable internet access to community members in need via the Digital Divide program. 


Gloved hands insert COVID-19 swab into testing liquid

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

Levels of community transmission of COVID-19 continue to be high throughout the Upper Peninsula. Here are things you can do to protect yourself and others; get vaccinated, get a booster, wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance in social situations. To learn more about testing and vaccines, contact your local health department or primary care provider.


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Food Hub Feasibility Study

New Venture Advisors conducted this feasibility study in partnership with the lead partners in a project funded by a planning grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund