Welcome to the Virtual Health Fair!
Each day we will be shining a light on a different aspect of health and community health centers. Check out the videos, links and downloadable resources below for great health information. Enter our random drawings to win the featured “health prize” of the day listed at the bottom of each themed day’s content below!
Our National Health Center Week “Celebrate Health! Virtual Health Fair” kicks off with Health Center Awareness Day! View the videos, links and downloadable content below to learn more about Alcona Health Center and health center advocacy.
You can check out some of our services here. For a more comprehensive list of services, click here.
Learn more about Care Management – With Taylor King, RN
Alcona Health Center offers the services of Community Health Workers to our established patients. Community Health Workers help support patients’ needs by helping them connect to resources. Click here to see our downloadable/printable brochure.
Recovery Services – AHC offers treatment for substance use disorder and those battling addiction. For more info on these services click here and watch the video below featuring Board Certified Addiction Medicine provider Dr. Maureen Mead.
Dr. John Everett on why he chooses to practice at a health center.
Become a Health Center Advocate!
Health centers provide access to health care services in the communities that need them most. Their doors are open to everyone – families and children, farmworkers and the homeless, and those who are uninsured, on Medicaid, or have private insurance. Show your support by using the hashtag #ValueCHCs, and by visiting the Health Center Advocacy Network (hcadvocacy.org) to learn more about how you can take action!
Alcona Health Center was chosen as one of five health centers nation-wide to be featured in HRSA’s video promoting Health Centers. Take moment to watch our very own Dr. John MacMaster in the video here-
Our National Health Center Week “Celebrate Health! Virtual Health Fair” focus on Monday is Mental Health and Wellness. Mental health care is HEALTHCARE! Physical health can impact mental health. Mental and emotional health can directly impact your physical health. Alcona Health Center offers healthcare for all of your needs! If you want to learn more about the healthcare providers at the AHC site near you, be sure to view the “locations” tab at the top of the page.
Check out the videos, download resources and links below!
(Recorded Winter of 2020) The Benefits of Coloring with Behavioral Health Therapist, Marcie Story, LMSW
From the Mental Wellness Wednesday Series (Spring 2021) Mind in a Jar (Present Moment Awareness) with Behavioral Health Therapist, Marcie Storey, LMSW
Make your own “mind in a jar”! Click here for downloadable/printable instructions.
Start the conversation…
Online Resources –
How do I know if I have a mental health condition? -This is a resource from the Office of Women’s Health.
Emotional Wellness Toolkit –
Do you want to check your knowledge? Take this interactive Mental Health Quiz!
Today our National Health Center Week celebration is all about eating healthier! Click the links below to view videos, download resources and visit relevant websites. Did you know that Alcona Health Center offers in person and telehealth appointments with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? Or that our Care Managers can offer support to those who need help following a specialized diet due to a medical condition? Ask your primary care provider for more info!
Reducing Sodium Video – Featuring Denise Thompson, RDN
Reading a Food Label Video – Featuring Denise Thompson, RDN
Are you looking for other resources for healthy recipes? Try these sites –
Learn more about our school based healthcare options, watch educational videos, find helpful links and download information and resources related to children’s health! Did you know that Alcona Health Center has 3 school based health center locations (Owl Health Extension, Tiger Health Extension, Wildcat Clinic) and a Wellness Program in Petoskey Schools? Additionally, AHC offers behavioral health services to children and adolescents within twenty three schools in six different school districts throughout their service area. Pediatric patients are welcomed at all of our facilities and 3 of our locations have healthcare providers specializing in pediatrics – Cheboygan Campus, Long Rapids Plaza and Petoskey Child Health Associates.
Well-Child Visits and Vaccines Video – Featuring Leah Conboy, DO
And a message from Jenni Attie, FNP from Petoskey Child Health Associates
On Supporting Emotional and Mental Health –
Info on Vaccination –
How do bacteria and viruses make your child sick? And how do vaccines help fight them off? Learn more here: CDC Vaccine Info for Parents
For more info on vaccines for babies and toddlers click here.
Older kids need vaccines too! Check the age range below to find out information on the vaccines your child may be due for –
Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine for your Child? Learn more here:
Children 6 month and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Both the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the COVID vaccine. If you have questions about the vaccine, check the resources below and contact your child’s pediatrician or family’s healthcare provider.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics – “COVID Vaccine Checklist for Kids”
Centers for Disease Control – “Six Things to Know about COVID Vaccination for Children”
Dr. Leah Conboy speaks on concerns about the rare side effects associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. (Note – Guidelines have changed since the recording of this video. Children 6 months and older are now eligible for COVID vaccination.)
On Staying Active for Health
Click Image to Enter the Drawing!
Our National Health Center Week celebration continues with Dental Health Day! Your oral health has a direct impact on your overall health. Click the links below to view videos, download resources and visit relevant websites. Did you know that in addition to our two dental offices (Oscoda, Alpena) AHC offers Dental Hygienist services in Lincoln and Cheboygan!
Brushing Tips from the American Dental Association – For more info visit mouthhealthy.org
Bad Breath? That stinks. Watch the video here from the American Dental Association.
Dental Topics to Check Into…
Download/Print Children’s Dental Activity Book! – Click here.
Whether you are working on a goal of spending less time sitting on the couch or training for a race, we’re sure to have some content here that will interest you! Let’s stay active for Health!
Health Benefits of Exercise Video – Featuring Karen Sawmiller, PAC
Young or old, beginner or someone who exercises regularly – Check out these Exercise Videos for Everyone!
Hands Only CPR
FDA Safe Drug Disposal – Video Below
Both of AHC Pharmacies (Alpena, Lincoln) offer a Medication Disposal Program. You can also click here to find medication take back locations in other communities.