Located in the west central portion of Michigan's lower peninsula Osceola County is perfectly situated to enjoy rural living with easy access to amenities typically found only in larger communities!
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Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan (May 14, 2019): Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents regarding how they use or would like to use technology in relation to their healthcare services.
Connect Michigan is conducting telephone surveys in five Michigan communities, including in Osceola County, over the next two months. This research will ultimately provide information on how rural residents access telehealth, barriers to that access, and ways to improve telehealth applications for patients and caregivers. In addition, these surveys should provide important data that can provide guidance on opportunities for lowering healthcare costs and how providers can more effectively reach rural communities.
“The potential benefits of telemedicine to a community like Osceola County are enormous,” said Dan Massy, Community Development Coordinator, Osceola County. “I see this as not just a cost savings opportunity, but more importantly a way to make healthcare more readily available in rural communities.”
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, which is providing support for the research, works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and seniors. AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. AARP has 38 million members nationwide, including 1.4 million in Michigan.
Connect Michigan is a local subsidiary of Connected Nation, a national nonprofit. Connected Nation’s mission is to find innovative solutions that expand the access, adoption, and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies to all people so they may enjoy the opportunities and resources access affords.
The Michigan telehealth study will survey residents who are at least 60 years old and could most-directly benefit from the use of telehealth, and younger adults who are most likely to be caregivers. Telehealth applications can range from visiting or talking with a doctor via a computer or texting to implants that can send information directly to a doctor or insurance providers.
The final report on the research is expected to be completed by August of this year. More information about the Health Fund can be found at mhealthfund.com. For more about Connect Michigan, head to connectednation.org/Michigan.
Job Openings: Osceola County has the following open positions: Animal Control Custodian PT; Circuit Court Clerk/Deputy County Clerk PT; Commission On Aging Director; C.O.A. Home Delivered Meals Driver PT; C.O.A. Home Health Aides PT; C.O.A. Homemakers PT; C.O.A. Tustin Meal Site Coordinator PT; Jail Corrections Officers FT & PT; Sheriff Deputy/Court Officer-Bailiffs PT; Sheriff Road Patrol Deputy FT; Parks Executive Secretary/Bookkeeper PT; Prosecutor Assistant Attorney; and Director of Veterans' Services PT. For further details, see Employment in the Government section.
Volunteers for Boards and Commissions: Osceola County citizens can volunteer to serve on over a dozen boards, committees, or commissions. You can learn more about these boards, committees, and commissions by reading the program bio sheet and volunteer by completing the Boards and Commissions Appointment Application filed under County-Administrative (Employment, Appointment, Surveys) in the Forms & Worksheets section of the website.