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The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.


The Great Start Parent Coalition is a group of dedicated parents who:

  • help the Great Start Collaborative understand the desires and needs of parents in the community;

  • provide public support/education/advocacy on the issues of early childhood in their community;

  • offer feedback to be used to educate policy makers on the importance of investing in the first five years of life;

  • are involved in community meetings, parent focus groups, and GSC workgroups;

  • show the importance of parent involvement in the decision-making process for local programs;

  • interact with other parents who share the same ideas and goals for their children.
 
Make a Difference.
Get Involved!
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Our Vision:
Sanilac County is a well rounded and knowledgeable community that has the resources available to support and nurture young children thereby strengthening families and the community.
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The Coalition is a "grass roots" organization which represents the voice of the family, the child, and their community to the collaborative.

The Great Start Parent Coalition is a subset of the Great Start Collaborative Sanilac. This collaborative is the planning and decision-making body for Michigan's Great Start System at the local level. Michigan's Great Start System includes connecting parents to services that provide the following:

  • Basic Needs, Economic Security and Child Safety
  • Early Care and Education
  • Parent Education and Family Support
  • Physical Health Care
  • Social-Emotional Health Care
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OUR MISSION:
To educate and encourage pregnant and new parents as well as community members about the available resources and how to access them.
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ADD YOUR VOICE!!!
Speak out for Early Childhood
What's in it for you? Why should I join?

Parents who choose to give their time and share the vision of the parent coalition are given opportunities to expand their leadership and advocacy skills through professional development and peer-to-peer learning experiences.

Parents also have opportunities to build relationships with other parents of young children throughout Sanilac County while being involved in the decision-making process to improve the early childhood system.

Become Involved
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Coalition you can choose to be as active as your life allows. We are all busy parents and the Parent Coalition has a few different ways to be involved. Choose one or more levels of involvement and see what fits you the best.

  • Level 1 - Stay in contact with the group by e-mail and web site participation.
  • Level 2 - Attend events and activities and share information in your community circles.

  • Level 3 - Attend meetings regularly and volunteer at parent coalition. Attend Great Start Collaborative events and activities.

  • Level 4 - Actively serve on both the Parent Coalition and the Great Start Collaborative

CHID CARE and mileage reimbursement is available.