Jim Harrington

Jim Harrington

harr1626@msu.edu

Otsego County Extension Office

Extension Educator

Telephone: 989-619-4204

Area of Expertise:

James is an MSU Extension educator working on community behavioral health and disease prevention management programming based in Otsego County.


Jim is an Extension Educator focused on health education related to behavioral health. He is working on community education related to opioid misuse. He received his Masters in Exercise Science and his Bachelors in Health & Fitness Management both from Northern Michigan University. His interest in health education has included work at local health departments, foundations and state health department on tobacco prevention, non-motorized transportation, and food systems.

Jim is trained to deliver the below courses: 

  • Chronic Pain PATH
  • Matter of Balance
  • Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • MiSUPER (Michigan Substance Use Prevention and Education)