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Community Health Initiatives
The Berrien County Health Department leads and participates in a variety of community health initiatives that focus on public health disparities and health issues. The Health Department supports innovative efforts to bring nutritious foods and safe physical activity opportunities to communities across Berrien County. We believe that a healthy communities provide environments that support the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of all those who life, work, learn, and play there. Our community health initiatives take a prevention-driven approach to health, supporting policies and environmental changes that promote healthy eating, active living, the reduction of health inequalities, and strong families.
Be Healthy Berrien
Be Healthy Berrien is a county-wide partnership working together to reduce obesity and chronic illness, and increase overall health and wellness.
Benton Harbor Farmers Market
The Benton Harbor Farmers Market is open seasonally every Wednesday from June until October in the heart of downtown Benton Harbor.
Breastfeeding is encouraged as the preferred feeding for all infants, including premature newborns.
Healthy Berrien Consortium
Healthy Berrien Consortium is a network of key health care organizations and leaders formed to jointly undertake improving the health and well-being of Berrien County residents.
Health Equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.
Infant Safe Sleep
Infant Safe Sleep is a priority initiative for the Berrien County Health Department in order to reduce infant deaths due to unsafe sleeping environments.
Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy & Parenting Program
In the United States, 3 in 10 teens will become pregnant before the age of 20.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is a system of easy to implement, proven parenting solutions that helps solve current parenting problems and prevents future problems before they arise