Hurley Center for Health Outcomes
The mission of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes: to improve the quality of life, health and health status of the communities served by Hurley Medical Center.
By partnering with local groups, foundations, schools, and organizations, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is making great strides in helping people control diabetes, lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, and live healthier lifestyles. Programs include:
Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Advisory Council
The Hurley Center for Health Outcomes and BCBSM partner with local stakeholders on priority outcomes-based initiatives that positively impact a large part of the community and that align with BCBSM’s corporate mission and values.
Clio Community Healthy Community Initiative
Hurley Center for Health Outcomes staff participates in health fairs and various events at Clio schools with the goal of making Clio a healthier community. For the Clio Community Healthy Community Initiative calendar of events, click here.
Diabetes Partners In Action Coalition (DPAC)
DPAC is the only statewide diabetes coalition in Michigan whose mission is to prevent and control diabetes and reduce its impact in Michigan. For more information about DPAC, click here.
Adult Diabetes Support Group
Held at the Hurley Diabetes Center, this group gives ongoing diabetes support to adult patients and their significant others. Sessions are during the day and in the evenings. For the complete schedule, click here.
This initiative helps Flint residents grow and have access to healthy food, with the aim of reconnecting people with the land and each other.
A Hurley Medical Center program, Employee Wellness increases the health and health status of HMC employees.
This partnership focuses on health education and directly reaching the community that Hurley Medical Center serves.
Family Weight Loss Program
Directed by the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes, this is a family weight loss management program for 9-18 year olds which focuses on getting them to move more and eat less. Children attend classes, as well as the person the child lives with or who is responsible for them. Some sessions involve physical activity, while other sessions focus on discussions between the children, the responsible adult, and a Hurley pediatric psychologist or dietitian. Each adult-child pair chooses a weight-loss goal so they can support each other. Both the adults and children are measured before, midway, and after the program. Our first two programs were very successful, with all the pairs losing weight and inches. Using the American Academy of Pediatrics’ system of 5-2-1-0, we convey the message that every day, children should eat 5 fruits & vegetables, have 2 hours or less of screen time, have 1 hour of physical activity, and drink 0 sugar-sweetened drinks. We promote 5-2-1-0 at every event we attend, with the aim of helping children learn how to eat nutritional foods, be more active, and lead healthier lives.
Farmers Market at Hurley Medical Center
In partnership with local growers, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes brings fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to HMC employees and the community the hospital serves. It has become very popular with patients, their families, and the entire HMC staff.
Responding to requests from various agencies, schools, and community organizations, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes offer blood sugar screenings and wellness information, and give health-related presentations.
Hurley Community Garden
Located across from the hospital, this working garden produces and distributes homegrown vegetables to the garden volunteers and the community that HMC serves. Maintenance of the Hurley Community Garden comes from Hurley employees and members of the HMC community.
Kohl's Cares for Healthy Kids
Co-sponsored by Kohl’s Department Stores and the Hurley Foundation, and administered by the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes, this year-long awareness campaign teaches children and their parents to make healthy food choices and increase their daily physical activity.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
The NKFD of Michigan received a 5-year Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant to eliminate diabetes-related disparities in vulnerable populations. The Hurley Center for Health Outcomes, along with other community partners, is working collaboratively with the NKFD for this grant. For more information about NKFD, click here.
PATH (Personal Action Toward Health)
This 6-week program helps people manage and control chronic disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and arthritis.
Speak to Your Health Community Survey
In partnership with the Genesee County Health Department and other affiliated community members, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes supports a data-gathering survey every two years which addresses multiple social disparity issues in Genesee County.
SPROUTS (Steering Prevention Reducing Obesity Utilizing Teamwork)
This Genesee County Pediatric Obesity Coalition, SPROUTS, aims to reduce pediatric obesity in Genesee County. The Hurley Center for Health Outcomes has been an integral partner since the beginning of this coalition in 2009.