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MPCA eUpdate | May 26, 2016
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May 26, 2016
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June Health Awareness Events

It's hard to believe, but June arrives next week! During the month of June, there are two health awareness events that'll help bring awareness to the health issues men of all ages face every day.

The events can help raise visibility within your Health Center, among the patients you serve as well as within your community. 

Men’s Health Month

  • Logos, poster, flyers and public service announcements are ready for use and available here.
  • A social media toolkit has been developed to help make posting on social media quick and easy. Click here to download the toolkit.

Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, 2016

  • National Men’s Health Week was passed by the Senate, the House of Representatives, and signed by the President in 1994. For more history on this historical week click here.
  • A social media toolkit has been developed to help make posting on social media quick and easy. The toolkit is available here.

If you host an event, have a staff activity and/or launch a Health Center project around the health awareness days, please send your information, photos, etc. to Alyssa Jones.

Calling All Health Center CEO's - MPCA All Members Meeting

All Michigan Health Center CEOs are encouraged to attend the June 14 Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) All Members meeting as this will be the first meeting for MPCA's new CEO, Loretta V. Bush.The meeting will take place at Baldwin Family Health Care - White Cloud. 

The day will begin at 12 pm ET with lunch and a tour of the Health Center; followed by the meeting from 1 to 3 pm ET. Family Health Care White Cloud is located at 1035 E. Wilcox Ave., White Cloud, Michigan.  Please RSVP to Tom Kochheiser if you plan to attend the meeting.

The remaining 2016 All Member meetings are scheduled for August 14, during the MPCA Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Report and Spa, and December 13, at the Family Health Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo. 


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340B from A to Z Training
June 8, 2016, 8:30 - 3:30 pm ET
Michigan Primary Care Association, Lansing, MI

Michigan LGBT Health Summit
June 13, 2016, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm ET
Double Tree by Hilton Bay City, Bay City, MI

Recruitment & Retention Conference
June 15, 2016, 8:30 am - 4 pm ET
The James B. Henry Center, Lansing, 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.



State Issues RFPs to Assist Human Trafficking Survivors

As part of its efforts to eradicate human trafficking and provide victims with needed supports for recovery, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is seeking proposals to improve services for survivors of human trafficking.

The Community Services Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to public or nonprofit organizations with experience raising awareness about human trafficking or working directly with human trafficking survivors. The purpose is to promote collaboration between organizations to improve services for survivors in their communities. Successful applicants will be eligible for one-time grants of up to $15,000.

Through the Human Trafficking Hospital Emergency Room Pilot Program RFP, hospitals or health systems can apply for a one-time grant of $50,000. The grant is intended to develop and implement a hospital or emergency room protocol for identifying, treating and referring victims of human trafficking that can be used as a model for other health care professionals in Michigan.

All applications are due on or before June 21, 2016.

AIM Coalition Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Achievement

The Alliance for Immunization in Michigan (AIM) Coalition is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who consistently work to promote and increase immunizations.  

Eligibility includes individuals, community groups, or organizations in Michigan whose work has demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics: 

  • Consistently contributed to raising and improving immunization rates
  • Provided outstanding and recognizable improvement in the immunization process
  • Promoted the cause of immunizations by involving providers and communities in immunization programming

Nominations may be submitted here and the deadline to submit is June 27, 2016.

Attn. Providers - Federal Food Assistance Resources

If you encounter a patient during a routine assessment who is either encountering food insecurity or suspected hunger, please communicate to the patient or their family, the availability of resources from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service that will provide direct assistance to eligible individuals and families in need. For more information, please visit

Middle Schools Encouraged to Apply for Healthy Communities Program

All public, charter and nonprofit private middle schools in Michigan are encouraged to apply for the Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools program. 

The Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools is an opportunity for middle schools to participate in the program for one year with onsite staff support, while building an environment for long-term sustainability. The program goals are for students to: 

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Choose less sugary food and beverages
  • Eat less fast and fatty food
  • Be active every day
  • Spend less time in front of a screen

Additional information and application is available here. The deadline to apply is June 17, 2016. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Michigan are working together to bring this program to more middle schools across the state.


More State & National News





Webinar Q&A: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SO/GI) Office Hours
June 1, 2016, 12 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Host: National LGBT Health Education Center

Webinar: Free Tools for Recruiting NHSC Providers
June 2, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webcast: Value in Health Care: Payer Perspectives for FQHCs
June 2, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Live Q&A: Substance Abuse Service Expansion Quarterly Progress Reporting
June 2, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Host: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Call In: 1.888.989.3378; Passcode: 8443849

Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Academy
June 6 - June 7, 2016
Denver, CO

Webinar: Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care Partnerships and Contracting to Improve Quality
June 8, 2016, 2 - 3:30 pm ET
Host: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Webinar: Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men - Clinical Care and Public Health Reporting
June 9, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: National LGBT Health Education Center

Webinar: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Among LGBTQ Latino Young Adults
June 22, 2016, 1 - 2 pm ET
Host: National LGBT Health Education Center

Webinar: Unmet Legal Needs Among Populations Experiencing Homelessness - A Survey of Health Care for the Homeless Sites
June 23, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: National Health Care for the Homeless Council and National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Creating Sustainable Funding for Your NonProfit
August 3, 2016, 2 - 4 pm ET
Host: Benevon

Michigan Nursing Culture of Health Summit 2016
September 29 - September 30, 2016
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI


More Upcoming State & National Events



More resources in MPCA's online Education & Resource Center


Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program
Due: Ongoing
Funder: USDA Rural Development

FY 2016 PCMH Supplemental Funding
Due: May 31, 2016
Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration

CDC's National Undergraduate Student Program: A Public Health Workplace Experience to Increase Interest in Public Health
Due: June 23, 2016
Funder: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Due: June 27, 2016
Funder: Administration for Children and Families

Jurisdictional Approach to Curing Hepatitis C Among HIV/HCV Coinfected People of Color - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center
Due: July 14, 2016
Funder: U.S Department of Health & Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration

Jurisdictional Approach to Curing Hepatitis C Among HIV/HCA Coinfected People of Color
Due: July 14, 2016
Funder: U.S Department of Health & Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration

Quality Improvement Center on Child Welfare Involved Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Due: July 22, 2016
Funder: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services / Administration for Children and Families

Rural Health Fellows Program
Due: September 1, 2016
Funder: National Rural Health Association


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