HealthyTown Everywhere joining forces with the Michigan Health Council as part of their nonprofit
Paul Ehrmann, D.O. earned his bachelor of science in Pharmacy at Wayne State College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in 1976 in Detroit and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing in 1980 and completed his Residency in Family Practice at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital in Warren in 1983.
He holds memberships in local, state and national medical associations. In addition, he was appointed as Chief Medical Consultant to the Public Health Subcommittee of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1994 and holds an appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.
For the past thirty five years, he has been medical director for the Family Health Primary Care Center in Royal Oak, Michigan.
During time, he has been a tireless community based activist advocating for preventative health programs for families and local businesses in his practice community. He has worked tirelessly in this arena appearing in countless local, national and international radio, television, newspapers and speaking engagements.
In 2002 Dr. Ehrmann became actively engaged in the fight against childhood obesity creating and implementing the CHILDREN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE PROGRAM OR CHIP which is an elementary school community based grass roots healthy living programs geared towards families with the vision of impacting this epidemic which threatens the quality and longevity of our children, our families and our society.
Among the most notable recognition awards he has received during this journey include:
the Michigan Steps up Award from the State Surgeon General State of Michigan
Commendation by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners
Presidential Citation from the Michigan Osteopathic Association
Spirit Citizen of the year Award-City of Royal Oak
Crain’s Business Detroit Physician Recognition Award of the year for 2008
Winner Innovation in Medicine Award in Lansing 2009 Cardiovascular category and finalist in 2011
In addition, he serves on the State of Michigan and Oakland County Childhood Obesity task force.
Finally, in 2008 authored his first book entitled : GENERATION XL: THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY PANDEMIC: A COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTION.
The book outlines his health and wellness experience in Southeastern Michigan schools.
He is presently the President of a nonprofit health and wellness initiative entitled HealthyTown Everywhere which delivers free preventative health services to local communities.
Outside his professional life, he is an avid inconsistent and erratic golfer and baseball player who made the mistake of choosing catcher as a position in high school which very likely influenced the usual results of his present golf game.
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Michigan Health Council serves as the non-profit fiduciary arm for HealthyTown Everywhere.
Melanie Brim is the Michigan Health Council’s President and CEO. She previously served as the Senior Deputy Director of the Public Health Administration/State Health Officer at the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Melanie provided leadership to Michigan’s state and local public health systems. She also provided executive leadership for a federal planning grant to accelerate the transformation of health care delivery and payment systems in Michigan.
Melanie has also served as the Director, Bureau of Health Professions and managed the licensing and regulation functions for over 400,000 health professionals, representing 37 professions and 25 regulatory boards.
Melanie has worked in a variety of health care settings including acute care, long term care, community health care, mental health care and physician practice management.
Ms. Brim is a graduate of Indiana University where she received both her B.S. in Medical Record Administration and her Master of Health Administration.