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At HealthWest, our commitment extends beyond providing efficient and transparent services—we also prioritize community education about the significance of behavioral health. In fostering open communication and collaboration with the news media, we aim to contribute to a broader understanding of behavioral health issues and underscore the importance of mental well-being within our community.

If you are a member of the media and are working on a story about HealthWest, mental health, substance use, developmental disabilities, or any other behavioral health topic, please contact a member our Community Relations department for assistance.

2023 Press Releases & News Updates

Operating Budget Public Hearing
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2023-2024 OPERATING BUDGET - Lakeshore Regional Entity

IDD Consortium Employee of the Year

HealthWest Partnering With Area Police Departments
Mental Health Workers Join Officers Around Muskegon

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Press Inquiries

Gary Ridley
Communications & Training Manager

Jennifer Hoeker
Communications & Advocacy Coordinator



Do you have a mental or behavioral health story that you would like to share? Email it to one of our communications team members today. You can also reach out to one of us if you need to review an older archived release. We'll be happy to assist!