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How do we improve the health and quality of life
in our communities across northern Michigan?

We begin with a Community Health Assessment.

MiThrive brings together cross-sector partners and residents across the 31 counties of Northern Lower Michigan to conduct a community health assessment and collaborate for community health improvement.

MiThrive 4-step Process


MiThrive uses the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships Framework, the gold-standard for Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Planning.  

The MiThrive Data Briefs provide regional-level data from the 2021 MiThrive Community Health Assessment organized by significant health need.

Northwest CHIR Data Brief
2021 Northwest MiThrive Data Briefs

North Central Data Briefs

2021 North Central MiThrive Data Briefs

Northeast Data Briefs

2021 Northeast MiThrive Data Briefs


The Community System Assessment focuses on organizations that contribute to community wellbeing. It answers the questions, “What are the components, activities, competencies, and capacities in the regional system?” and “How are services being provided to our residents?” The MiThrive Community System Assessment 2021 Reports are organized at the regional level.

The Forces of Change Assessment aims to answer the following questions: “What is occurring or might occur that affects the health of our community or the local system?” and “What specific threats or opportunities are generated by these occurrences?” The MiThrive Forces of Change Assessment 2021 Reports are organized at the regional level.

2023 MiThrive Strategy Guide

MiThrive 2024-2026 Cycle

Read the 2023 Strategy Guide

2021-2023 MiThrive Funding Partners

Benzie-Leelanau Health Department Logo
Central Michigan District Health Department Logo
District Health Department #2 Logo
District Health Department #10 Logo
Grand Traverse County Health Department Logo
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Logo
McLaren Healthcare Logo
Munson Healthcare Logo
Spectrum Health Logo
Center for Sharing Public Health
National Association of County & City Officials

MiThrive by Region

Click on one of the regional CHIR’s below for more MiThrive information specific to that region.

Northwest CHIR
North Central CHIR
Northeast CHIR