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American Red Cross Blood Drives Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group Hospital and Career Exploration Tours
Area Business Health Screenings Circle of Strength Mammogram and Breast Health Program School Education
Freedom From Smoking Clinic Pink Ribbon Ride Read to Me Program
Fit-4-Life for Adults Fit-4-Life for Kids School Nurse Program
Weight Watchers AT WORK Workplace Wellness  

Please contact Kathy Jacobsen RN, MPA at the office of Community Health Education for information or questions regarding any of these programs: 

KJacobsen Kathy Jacobsen RN, MPA
(231) 547-8906



Red Cross American Red Cross Blood Drives

American Red Cross blood drives held three times per year in the large classroom of Charlevoix Area Hospital. To make your appointment call American Red Cross at 800-RED CROSS or sponsor code: CAH
COS Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group

Cancer support group in the hospital’s large classroom on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 am to 12pm. 
Mammo Voucher

Circle of Strength Mammogram and Breast Health Program

Mammograms are provided for women who cannot afford them at Charlevoix Area Hospital and Boyne Area Medical Center. Proof of financial need and a physician’s order is required. Please call or email Kathy Jacobsen RN for an application (231) 547-8906,

Pink Ribbon Ride Pink Ribbon Ride

Proceeds raised by the Pink Ribbon Bike Ride support The Circle of Strength through Charlevoix Area Hospital which in turn provides mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies to area women as well as financial and emotional support for these women and their families.  To date, the Pink Ribbon Ride has donated $100,000 to Charlevoix Area Hospital to help pay for these services.

Tours Hospital and Career Exploration Tours

Fun and interactive tours led by the Community Health Educator, open to students of any age.
readtome Read to Me Program

Books are provided to Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan offices to give to parents during well child exams to encourage reading with their children.
Health Screening Area Business Health Screenings

($15.00 per person)
Total Cholesterol, HDL, Ratio, Glucose and if fasting for 12 hours or more: LDL and Triglyceride levels.  Weight, BMI, and Blood Pressure will also be assessed. Dietician consultation is available upon request.  Office ergonomic evaluation and training by a team of Occupational Therapists. 

  School Education

Participate in High School, Middle, and Elementary school career days.
Stop Smoking Freedom From Smoking Clinic

Charlevoix Area Hospital along with the American Lung Association wants to help you quit smoking.  If you have reached the point where you are ready to be free from smoking this program will provide support, guidance and advice to help you reach your goal.

This 8 session, 7 week program is held at Charlevoix Area Hospital or at your local place of business with prior arrangements.
F4L Adults Fit-4-Life for Adults

($240 for 14 weeks)
If you are among the 25 million Americans that are overweight or obese, your risks for death and disability are significantly higher. You are most likely coping with ongoing pain, fatigue, difficulty moving, sleep deprivation or other obstacles to a vibrant, healthy life.  Each year that passes without you taking charge of your health is an opportunity missed – an opportunity to feel good, enjoy greater energy, and feel less stressed.  The good news is that if you are committed to making positive changes in your lifestyle, Charlevoix Area Hospital’s Fit-4-Life program can teach you how to reclaim your health and vitality. This 14-week program can help you turn your life around with the help of experts in the fields of nutrition, physical therapy, and nursing.  Charlevoix Area Hospital’s Fit-4-Life Program will empower you with the tools you’ll need to embrace wellness including an individually tailored exercise program and eating REAL food. 

F4L Kids Fit-4-Life for Kids

(FREE to Area Schools)
The “Charlevoix Area Hospital Fit-4-Life” school program targets students at high-risk at high risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity.  Education will be provided in the areas of: obesity management and prevention, nutrition, fitness, disease prevention and risk factor management. The primary objective is to target, contain, reduce, and/or prevent childhood obesity. Pedometers will be provided to each student. A family oriented evening event will also be offered to elicit parental support *.  Free cholesterol testing, a health-oriented speaker, pedometers, and nutritional instruction will be provided to students and family members.



Funded in Charlevoix County by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation

School Nurses School Nurse Program

Charlevoix Area Hospital (CAH) currently employs four full-time school nurses.  They are pictured here at last year’s end of school CAH School Nurse Fun Run held each year at the hospital. Pictured from left to right is Kristie Robarge RN (Charlevoix Public Schools), Michelle Coleson RN (East Jordan Public Schools), Chris Warstler RN (Boyne Falls Public, Boyne Concord, St. Mary’s School and NW Academy), and Sue Coen RN, (Bellaire Public, Central Lake Public, and Ellsworth Public).


Weight Watchers AT WORK

The next Weight Watchers AT WORK session starts Friday, August 9, 2013 at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Classes will be held every Friday at 12:00pm for a 12-week period.

The cost for the 12 week series is $150.00/$138 for BCBS, Sr’s, and Lifetime members.

All participants must register online for this session by FRIDAY, August 2, 2013 and a MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICIPANTS is needed in order for the Week One Session to be held on FRIDAY, August 9, 2013 @ 12:00 PM. To register- Click Here

Work Wellness

Workplace Wellness

Wellness Begins at home and Charlevoix Area Hospital has a host of in-house programs available to the public. These include:

  • Business Health Screenings
  • Community Events
  • Ergonomics
  • Fitness Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management Education


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