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MPCA eUpdate | March 3, 2016
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March 3,  2016
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Enabling Services Newsletter Launching This Month

The Michigan Primary Care Association Enabling Services team was developed in January 2015 out of national, state, and local conversations around value-based payment reform, investment and commitment to integrated health care teams, increased focus on addressing patient social determinants of health, and the growing utilization of Community Health Workers (CHWs).

In an effort to align our work with changes in how Health Centers improve patient health, the Enabling Services team is actively expanding our member supports and services to include referrals, translation/interpretation, health education and literacy, legal aid services, and outreach. Our current activities include program support, training, and technical assistance for Linkages and Outreach and Enrollment (O/E), as well as the facilitation of developing Medical/Legal Partnerships. Information and resources beyond Linkages and O/E can be found on our Enabling Services webpage.

To keep members informed of new resources and supports, MPCA is launching a monthly Enabling Services Newsletter. Subscribers will receive a monthly e-newsletter with important national, state, and local enabling services news, upcoming training and education opportunities, new reports and data resources, funding opportunities, and much more! If you are interested in receiving the Enabling Services Newsletter, please send a message to Lydia Starrs at


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2016 MPCA Legislative Forum
March 8, 2016, 8 am - 5 pm ET
Anderson House Office Building, Lansing, MI

Webinar: QI Directors Monthly Meeting
March 9, 2016, 11 am - 12 pm ET

Webinar: Branding Your Health Center: Becoming a Brand Ambassador
March 22, 2016, 11 am - 12 pm ET

Super Summit for Health Centers on Payment Reform
March 29, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm ET
Crowne Plaza Lansing West, Lansing, MI

Save the Date: 2016 Health Center Board Member Training
May 10, 2016
Midland, MI

Save the Date: 2016 MPCA Annual Conference
August 14 - August 16, 2016
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, MI


More MPCA Events


More Career Opportunities


MPCA posts job openings at Michigan Health Center Program grantees, Michigan FQHC Look-Alikes, and MPCA active member organizations. To submit a job opening for posting in the online MPCA Career Center and in the MPCA eUpdate, email the job title, a brief overview, a bulleted list of qualifications, and instructions on how to apply to with Job Posting in the subject field.



Reminder: 340B Recertification Deadline Approaching 

If your Health Center participates in the 340B program, the deadline to complete the annual 340B recertification is March 9, 2016. Additional information on the 340B program as well as a 340B recertification webinar, click here.

For questions or concerns related to recertification or any other 340B question, call 1-888-340-2787, email or visit

2016 Governor's Service Awards Now Accepting Nominations

On February 26, 2016, the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced that nominations are now being sought for the 2016 Governor’s Service Awards.

The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the governor to individuals, organizations and businesses to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteerism.

The deadline for nominations is March 21, 2016, in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Volunteer of the Year, Senior Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Mentor or the Year, Outstanding Volunteer Program, Outstanding National Services Program, Corporate Community Leader and Small Business Community Leader.

The award ceremony, organized by MCSC, will take place in August.

NACHC Launching Advocacy Centers of Excellence Program

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is launching a new initiative called Advocacy Centers of Excellence (ACE) Program. On March 23, 2016, a national launch webinar will be held to introduce the program.

The goal of the program is to build an advocacy infrastructure and capacity on the ground, so Health Centers are ready to act on issues impacting Health Centers at the local, state, and federal levels. ACEs demonstrate ongoing commitment to advocacy and have achieved certain measures of advocacy success. There are three achievement levels: bronze, silver, and gold; Health Centers must complete a checklist to apply, and will receive national recognition for their work as well as support from NACHC advocacy staff. 

Additional information will be available soon, but register today for the launch webinar.

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Office on Women's Health recognize March 10, 2016 as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For further information, events, testing sites, social media messages, and other resources, please visit, Office on Women's Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


More State & National News





Webinar: Healthy People 2020 - Partnering with Lawyers to Address the Social Determinants of Health
March 10, 2016, 1 - 2 pm ET
Host: Health Resources and Services Administration

Teleconferences: National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards
Part I: March 17, 2016, 2 - 4 pm ET
Part II: March 22, 2016, 2 - 4 pm ET
Call In: 866-505-4013; Participant ID: 5633-724-136

2016 Rural Health Conference
April 27 - 28, 2016
Tuscaloosa, AL
Call for Presentations: Due March 14, 2016

2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS
September 15 - 18, 2016
Hollywood, FL
Call for Abstracts: Due April 8, 2016

More Upcoming State & National Events



More resources in MPCA's online Education & Resource Center


Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities in Tribal Communities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs
Due: April 25, 2016
Funder: Administration for Community Living

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Due: April 28, 2016
Funder: National Health Service Corps

Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS
Due: April 29, 2016
Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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