‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Helping Detroiters Get Healthier

Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at UM, and Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activity Center, are doubling  down on their efforts to get Detroiters get healthier.

Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan; Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activity Center; and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50)

Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan; Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activity Center; and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50)

The two appeared on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and discussed Project Healthy Community. It aims to lessen health problems and risks by pro-actively working on living better by changing habits.

Project Healthy Community is a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to promote the well-being of persons of all ages within communities in need. It was formed in 2013 as a partnership between Temple Israel, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, the Northwest Activities Center and members of the Northwest Detroit Community.

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE and founder of Bryant Group Ventures with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50)

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE and founder of Bryant Group Ventures with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50)

Then, John Hope Bryant also appears on the show to talk about his mission of helping people learn about finance and money through his organization Operation HOPE.

Hope has eight HOPE centers in the Motor City and talked about his bid to add more.

Watch “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62.

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  1. gordon gibbons says:

    Interesting show which I often watch on Sun mornings. You are constantly in need of voluntary help, what % of this help is provided by the people you supply with free food. Obviously, this would be a great way for them to payback, thanks & look forward to your reply..

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