Your goodVillage Collective®
Your goodVillage Collective is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our community. As a result, we have moved many of our community-based programs to a virtual platform. We look forward to providing you with the same high quality services while continuing our focus on equity, inclusion and safety. We strongly encourage proactive approaches such as social distancing, proper hand hygiene and disinfecting surfaces frequently. Please refer to www.cdc.gov and www.michigan.gov/mdhhs for additional information.
Who We Are
Your goodVillage Collective wants to spread our message of health and wellness. Our mission is to improve population health through equitable community-based education and support services. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly improve health outcomes overall.
Empowering families to achieve access to health care education in a way they
need it most helps them overcome their challenges and elevate them to live
healthy and productive lives. As community champions, we respect each others’
differences, inspire people to come together and uplift all who seek our services.
Anjanette Davenport Hatter, LMSW, CLC
Founding Executive Director
Board of Directors
Tracey Smith, MBA- PresidentB
Danny Malendowski, CPA-Treasurer
Allyce Haney, LMSW- Secretary
Camiel Davenport, BBA- Director
Nicole Kanerva-Mullet, M.Ed- Director
What We Do
Improving population health in all that we do. At Your goodVillage Collective, we are dedicated to improving population health by focusing on not only health outcomes but also how those health outcomes are distributed in our target population. We are actively engaged with various community partners who share our mission and are committed to the charge!
Health and Wellness
Reducing The Prevalence of Chronic Disease
With access to the right resources and education, people can become empowered to improve healthy eating habits and make lifestyle changes that reduces the prevalence of chronic diseases.
We offer community-based workshops for families/individuals who are interested in learning more about healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
We also provide seniors with referrals through MiCAFE for food, medical insurance, utility assistance and tax credits through our Senior Benefits program.
Please contact us at 888-357-2366 to learn more!
Keeping our little ones safe
We know how important it is to keep our little ones safe. We offer community-based infant safe sleep and car seat education. Pack and plays and age appropriate car seats will be available as supplies last.
Please contact us at 888-357-2366 to learn more!
Minority Organ Donation
Cord Blood Banking
Increasing the number of minorities registered on the organ donor registry and promoting cord blood banking.
Did you know that each organ donor can save up to eight lives, and each tissue donor can improve the lives of up to 75 people? Did you know that cord blood can enhance and save lives? Reinforcing the importance of minority donation and cord blood banking is something that we take very seriously and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
Contact us at 888-357-2366 to learn more.
To sign up as an organ donor in the state of Michigan, please click here. Your goodVillage Collective is pre-selected as your referral source.
Due to limited capacity, we have discontinued our workshop program. For car seat and infant safe sleep education or items, please contact United Ways resource line at 2-1-1 or call 1-800-552-1183.
COVID-19 & Flu Prevention
COVID-19 is still very much present in our communities. We are here to help you make informed decisions about your plan to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19. It is our goal to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.
Your goodVillage Collective COVID Conversations
Your goodVillage Collective COVID Conversations, our YouTube platform discussing four weeks of all things COVID !
Find a Flu and/or COVID-19 vaccine site: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.
The flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States annually. To prevent hospitals and healthcare workers from being already overburdened caring for COVID-19 patients, it is more important than ever for everyone to protect themselves, their families and their communities by getting vaccinated against flu.
For education and resources to get vaccinated against the flu, please refer to the flu resource toolkit.
Vaccine Quiz and Raffle
Each month we will introduce a new vaccine quiz which gives community members an opportunity to learn about the flu and COVID-19 as well a enter a raffle for COVID-19 + flu prevention supplies.
Stay tuned for the next quiz!
Check our site frequently for updates including monthly vaccine related activities and raffles!
Your goodVillage Collective is working collaboratively with The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s REACH Initiatives, a community-based project designed to expand our understanding of the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact the health of western Wayne county residents and reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. We are making a concerted effort to address long-standing disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season.
Face Mask Education Pop Ups
Your goodVillage Collective partnered with The Kidney Nurse, Earl & Associates and Alexandria Ballard Sims, RN to bring pop up mask education to various sites in the community via outdoor and virtual opportunities. During our efforts at public service, we saw community members with good intentions and the desire to remain safe but were wearing face masks incorrectly. It is our hope that with the proper mask education, we will provide support for the community’s collective efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please call click here to request a mask education pop up
The Kidney Nurse is a certified nephrology nurse with over 20 years of nephrology experience who educates the public about kidney disease awareness and prevention. www.thekidneynurse.com
Alexandria Ballard Sims is a registered nurse and Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Candidate with goals to improve health equity while providing sustainable solutions in reducing Chronic Kidney Disease
Earl Stewart, III is the chef/owner of Earl and Associates, LLC based in Michigan. Earl has just under 17 years of professional culinary experience and prides himself on both excellence and execution. Earl & Associates, LLC
Click the resources below for proper mask wearing tips:
How to Wear A Mask The Right Way
Improve How Your Mask Protects You
How To Wear A Fabric Non-Medical Mask Safely
Pro Tip to Help Your Earloop Mask Fit More Tightly
Do you have questions about kidney health for yourself or someone else? Click here to connect with The Kidney Nurse- Nikeyia Davis, BSN, RN, CNN
Are you pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding or currently breastfeeding and have questions? Click here to connect with our Certified Lactation Counselor.
Espresso Milk Collective
A zoom link to register for the virtual Black breastfeeding support group, Espresso Milk Collective™ will be sent via email. Please click here to register for the zoom link. Click here for the flyer.
2nd Wednesday of each month 6pm-7pm
Espresso Milk Collective was created by Your goodVillage Collective to address the racial disparities the exist in Black breastfeeding in a culturally safe space. If you do not meet this criteria and are interested in receiving breastfeeding support, please contact us for resources at 888-357-2366.
We are thrilled to further our collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan,
through the REACH grant and facilitate a virtual Black breastfeeding
support group that once it is safe to do so, will be hosted at Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC) located in Inkster, Michigan. Click here to learn more about WWFHC.
REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) is a national
program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.
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