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Advancing Primary Care in Michigan

Greetings,

The Michigan Health Council is working on a new initiative called Primary Care Partners of Michigan (PCPMi), supported by funds received from MPCC. We are currently working on scheduling our first regional forum to educate primary care stakeholders and facilitate discussion regarding important primary care issues facing the region.

We would love to have you and your colleagues involved! Please share this newsletter with your colleagues to help reach a broad group of primary care stakeholders. They can sign up to receive these updates at mhc.org/pcpmi/.

Thank you, 

Angela Clock
Primary Care Partners of Michigan, 
Michigan Health Council 

 
Save the Date!
Michigan Health Policy Forum  |  November 19, 2019 
A Non-Partisan Venue to Discuss Health Policy
Hosted by Michigan State University


The Next Michigan Health Policy Forum will be held on November 19, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, Michigan. The topic of the Forum will be “Call to Action for an Aging Michigan: Increased Demand for Health Services and Innovation.”

As baby boomers continue to expand as a percent of Michigan’s population, new demands will be placed on our health and healthcare delivery systems. Innovative new programs will be required to continue to meet these growing demands.

Please join us on November 19 to hear a panel of experts describe how an aging Michigan will create new stresses on the health and healthcare delivery systems, and to discuss innovations that are emerging to meet the growing need.


Learn more here.
Access study from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and Altarum
More than 650,000 Michigan residents with a mental illness and more than 500,000 with a substance use disorder aren’t receiving treatment, according to a new behavioral health access study from Michigan Health Endowment Fund and Altarum. That’s 38% of residents with any mental illness and 80% of those with a substance use disorder. View the study here.
Rural Michigan needs doctors. Paying their debts may be an answers.
A new bill in the state Legislature hopes to wipe out even more student debt to shore up a critical lack of doctors in parts of rural and urban Michigan. Learn more here.
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Webinar
"Lifestyle Matters: Key Strategies to Improve Health for those with Chronic Conditions" provides information and insight from two leading experts about strategies beyond conventional medicine to help people with chronic conditions heal by focusing on their lifestyle and health behaviors. View the webinar here.
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