Newsroom

Lakeland Receives $15,000 Grant for Pop-up Museum
Dec 2, 2019 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation in support of a collaborative effort between population health and Krasl Art Center. The grant will fund the creation of an artist-guided, pop-up museum designed to facilitate better understanding of mental health, and to introduce the concept of community resiliency.

The museum exhibits will feature a variety of visual and hands-on, arts-based activities designed to help participants practice and build resiliency skills. The pop-up museum is slated to launch in the summer of 2020 at the Benton Harbor Public Library and Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library in St. Joseph.

“The pop-up museum is a great example of the ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and collaborative partnerships we must continue to pursue in order to improve population health in our community,” said Lynn Todman, PhD, executive director population health, Spectrum Health Lakeland. “I am thankful to Krasl Art Center for their willingness to join us on this journey of improving the health of our community.”

The population health team at Spectrum Health Lakeland is committed to fostering an environment where optimal health is achievable for everyone with the hopes of creating a thriving, resilient, and socially cohesive community. For more information about the collaborative work that Spectrum Health Lakeland and Krasl Art Center are developing, visit krasl.org. 

The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 659 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2020 funding. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at 517.241.4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at michigan.gov/arts

Continue Watching

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

Lakeland Sets Aside $50 Million to Address Racial Equity and Health Inequities

The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.

COVID-19: Lowell Hamel, MD "The Fight of His Life"

Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.

We're Ready for You - Loren Hamel, MD

If you have a health need right now, then it deserves our attention right now. Whether you want to see us virtually or in person, don’t delay your care. We are ready for you.

We Stay Home For You

Thank you to all those serving on the front lines. You are the true heroes. Together, we are strong. Together, we will see this this through.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

Spectrum Health Lakeland: Your 100 Top Hospital

IBM Watson Health™ published its 100 Top Hospitals® 2019 study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance.

We Are Lakeland

Video of our team members

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2020