Christi Demitz, MSW
Kent County Extension Office
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Area of Expertise:
Christi Demitz provides community education for individuals with chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions.
Counties of Primary Responsibility: Allegan, Barry, Kent and Ottawa
Educational Focus Areas: Christi provides a variety of workshops and presentations with a focus on older adults, disease prevention, disease self-management, fall prevention, diabetes, healthy aging and brain health.
Christi has worked in public health over 20 years with a focus on changing systems, policies and practices in child care, school, worksite and community settings to support the health of individuals across the lifespan. Christi earned her BS from Central Michigan University and her MSW from Michigan State University.
Christi is trained to deliver the following programs:
A Matter of Balance
Chronic Disease PATH
Chronic Pain PATH
Dining with Diabetes
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
National Diabetes Prevention Program
Wellness Initiatives for Senior Education (WISE)