OUR WORK

ADOPT-A-STOP PONTIAC

Adopt-A-Stop Pontiac is a partnership between SMART and community volunteers to help make the city’s bus stops safer and cleaner. Local individuals, businesses and civic organizations are encouraged to do their part by “adopting” a bus stop. You can make a positive difference for your community! Click on the image to download a flyer with more information!

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POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL)

The Oakland County Sheriff Police Athletic League (PAL) partners with HPWC to make youth recreation leagues available to local youth.  Sports like soccer, baseball and basketball are now available in a safe environment where law enforcement supports and inspires young people to reach their full potential.  HPWC was able to facilitate joint-use agreements with local churches and the Pontiac School District.  These facilities offered their gym space for PAL practices and games, beginning Spring 2016.  HPWC was able to purchase equipment for PAL and each of the joint-use sites, in order to ensure each facility was sufficiently equipped to accommodate the PAL program. 

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VISIT A LOW COST PRODUCE MARKET IN PONTIAC

Make shopping for fresh and flavorful produce convenient, by consuming fresh fruits and vegetables from a local produce market open all year long. All of our produce markets accept SNAP/EBT making a safe and easy way for you to buy food for your entire family.

In the Spring and Summer months, our health educator is on-site with samples of healthy recipes and tips to help you eat well.

All Saints Episcopal Church

Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm

171 W. Pike Street

Pontiac, MI

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SPROUT FRESH FOOD STORE

Healthy Pontiac, We Can! has partnered with Micah 6 Community to help open Sprout Fresh Food Store in 2017.

Sprout's Mobile Markets

Unity Park Rentals

333 Auburn Ave., Pontiac

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

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CLINTON RIVER TRAIL AND PARK UPGRADES

We've partnered with the Friends of Clinton River Trail to install road crossing signs that provide walkers and bikers with a map of the trail and nearby places for lunch, shopping, or medical care. The signs also alert drivers to the trail entrance adding to the safety of walkers and bikers crossing the street. We also partnered with the Friends of the Pontiac Parks Association to install new signs at three local Pontiac Parks: Oakland, Cherrylawn, and Aaron-Perry. These signs look great and at a glance tell anyone driving by what activities they can do in the park. Click here for a complete list of Pontiac parks.

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COMPLETE STREETS PONTIAC

In 2016, HPWC worked with The Greenway Collaborative, Inc. and the City of Pontiac to develop a Complete Streets plan to make Pontiac more walkable and bikeable for transportation, fitness, and fun. Eight community meetings were held in early 2016 to get input from Pontiac residents on walkability and bikeability needs in their neighborhood.  For more information, visit http://walkbike.info/Pontiac/.

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OAKLAND PARK

Fitness stations for adults were installed in Oakland Park as well as a walking path to give parents options to get active while watching their kids play nearby.

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IMPROVING BIKEABILITY

In 2015, two bike Fix-It stations were installed at the Pontiac Library and Beaudette Park, along with six bike racks throughout downtown Pontiac.

In 2016, Healthy Pontiac, We Can! installed 38 new bike racks in 25 locations around the city based on votes from Pontiac residents.

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HEALTHY BITES

Healthy Bites is your guide to healthy eating! Look for the signage below and learn what steps you can take to get healthy today. Visit Huron Foods or Carnival Market today and see how easy it can be to find healthy options when shopping for food.

Healthy Pontiac, We Can! has partnered with  St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (44405 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48341) to bring Healthy Bites signage to their new cafeteria in September 2016. The signage will remind patrons to make healthy choices.

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PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2021

  • Disseminated Pontiac Community survey via social media and community partners.

2020

  • Completed bike safety campaign in collaboration with the city of Pontiac.

  • Mailed 24,158 brochures to every home in Pontiac. 

  • Installed "Pass Safety, Leave 3 Feet" billboards throughout the city and reached 283,175 residents. 

  • Promoted social media posts for the bike safety campaign and reached 1, 677 people. 

2019

  • Installed Beaudette Park Adult Fitness Stations. 

2016

  • Offered 4, eleven-week Cooking with Kids classes. Kids who participated showed a 12% increase in fruit and vegetable preference.

  • Provided 35 nutrition education sessions to 464 individuals at two Pontiac produce markets. Adults attending the sessions reported fruit consumption increased by 34% and vegetable consumption increased by 31.75%.

  • Collaborated with Pontiac Downtown Business Association to host 10 “Walk with Leaders” sessions totaling 43 participants. The walks occurred in downtown Pontiac and featured a different local leader weekly.

  • Hosted 4 pop-up exercise classes at Saginaw Green Park.

  • Worked with The Greenway Collaborative to develop a “Complete Streets” Non-motorized Transportation Plan to make it easier for people to walk and bike around Pontiac with the help of input from more than 200 Pontiac residents.

  • Installed promotional materials in 7 Pontiac school cafeterias to encourage students to eat healthier.

  • Enhanced physical activity for more than 4,904 school children throughout Pontiac by offering evidence-based CATCH lessons and new physical education equipment.

  • Conducted five focus groups with 46 participants to learn more about the food and physical activity choices within the local Hispanic/Latino community in partnership with Centro Multicultural La Familia.

  • Audited Pontiac sidewalks covering more than 60 miles to assess walkability.

  • Installed 38 new bike racks in 25 different locations around the city.

2015

  • Provided market education to 476 individuals who receive SNAP benefits in two Pontiac produce markets.

  • Hosted five outdoor community events in Pontiac parks, promoting physical activity and healthy eating to over 900 participants.

  • Developed a Breastfeeding Toolkit to guide organizations and businesses in implementing breastfeeding-friendly practices.

  • Installed a sign at Oakland Park highlighting the adult fitness stations and walking trail that were installed as part of a 2014 Healthy Pontiac, We Can! grant. 

  •  Installed two bike fix-it stations, ten bike racks, and way-finding signage throughout Pontiac to improve bikeability and promote the Clinton River Trail. 

  • Established partnerships with Pontiac schools to begin healthy eating and physical activity interventions in 2016.

  • Created a Non-Motorized Transportation Steering Committee to guide the development and implementation of a Non-Motorized Transportation Plan for the city of Pontiac.

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