4-H and Molina Healthcare partner for Healthy Living programing

Michigan, along with five other states, is getting teens together to help develop driven solutions around health issues related to families and communities.

Since its founding, 4-H has addressed national issues including nutrition, fitness and safety in its programs, as well as social and emotional well-being. 4-H Healthy Living programs encompass a holistic approach targeting healthy eating habits, physical fitness, the capacity to recognize and direct emotions, and the ability to develop and maintain positive social interactions and relationships.

The 4-H Healthy Living programs are developed and conducted by the 109 land-grant universities in the Cooperative Extension System and seek to address national issues including nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, safety, and social and emotional wellness. Currently, 3.4 million youth participate in 4-H Healthy Living programs.

Molina Healthcare has joined Michigan 4-H in this Healthy Living Programming effort.   Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides quality and cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals. Molina Healthcare also assists state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program.  Their licensed health plans in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 1.7 million members.  Molina Medicaid Solutions provides business processing and information technology administrative services to Medicaid agencies in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey and West Virginia with drug rebate administration services available in Florida.  More information about Molina Healthcare is available at www.molinahealthcare.com.

Together Michigan 4-H and Molina Healthcare has planned a Teens Take on Health town hall meeting on Saturday, September 21st from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Macomb Community College’s, John Lewis Center in Warren, Mich. Teens ages 13 and older will enjoy a free lunch, receive a goodie bag and have a chance to win gift cards.  If you are interested or know of a teen that would like to attend, please have them register at http://events.anr.msu.edu/Molina13/.

If you are interested in learning more about Michigan 4-H Healthy Living programs and how to get involved, please contact your local Michigan State University Extension office.

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