Welcome to a new way of thinking about health in our community

Community Types & Community Health

This fresh look at the health of the community is the result of an ongoing project of Political Science and Public Administration students at Grand Valley State University. The work began in the 2012 fall semester and continues today.


The project was inspired by the book & website Patchwork Nation by Dante Chinni and the University of Wisconsin - Population Health Institute's County Health Rankings.


Begin by clicking anywhere on the adjacent map or type in your address in the upper right hand corner to learn more about your community in Kent County, Michigan - home to GVSU's Downtown Campus and Health Science Center.  More detailed information for each community can be found in Community Types.


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