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Deadline for Collecting “Access is the Answer” Support Letters is HereTomorrow, May 31st is the deadline for collecting 5 "Access is the Answer" letters of support from local elected officials and 10 "Access is the Answer" letters of support from community partners. Once you’ve collected letters in support of your Health Center, please report your results to NACHC, and then schedule a meeting with your Members of Congress during a Congressional Recess Week—either at your Health Center or at their district office—to present to them hardcopy "Access is the Answer" petition signatures and support letters collected by your Health Center. If you have questions about the letter collection, please contact Dana Lawrence. If you would like help inviting elected officials to your Health Center or scheduling a meeting with them, please contact Doug Paterson.
National Health Center Week 2014 Webinar Recording AvailableIn case you missed the National Health Center Week kick-off webinar that the National Association of Community Health Centers hosted last week, you can watch the recording and access the slides on the NHCW website. Be sure to post your event to the interactive online map to let everyone know the "who, what, where, and when" for your Health Center's NHCW celebration. Also be sure to check out the NHCW website at healthcenterweek.org for tools, templates, and other resources. MPCA looks forward to celebrating #NHCW2014 with you August 10-16!
MPCA Hosts "Triple Play: Addressing Multiple Initiatives, Data & Sustainability" EventIt was a packed house for the interactive learning lab, “Triple Play: Addressing Multiple Initiatives, Data & Sustainability,” that MPCA hosted on May 21, 2014. Thank you to Peter Cucchiara and his team from Primary Care Development Corporation for sharing principles, practices, dashboards, and models of integrated approaches to building a framework for making a triple play strategy successful. Tools and resources presented during the learning lab are posted on MPCA’s website.
2014 Great Lakes Medical/Dental Summit Presentations, Resources Available OnlineMPCA was honored to co-sponsor the 2014 Great Lakes Medical/Dental Summit in partnership with the Primary Care Associations from Illinois and Ohio, in collaboration with the DentaQuest Foundation, on May 9-10 in Indianapolis. Presentations and resources from the summit, which focused on promoting oral health integration within the medical home model, are now available on MPCA's website.
2014 Recruitment & Retention Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities AvailableSponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available at the upcoming Recruitment & Retention Conference that MPCA is hosting on June 12 in Lansing. This day-long conference provides tips, tools, and resources for improving Michigan Health Centers’ recruitment and retention efforts. If your organization is interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, click here for more information.
Reminder: Retirement Celebration Honoring Neal Colburn June 17Veteran MPCA staff member Neal Colburn has announced his retirement in June. To celebrate Neal's service and contributions to MPCA, Michigan Health Centers, and the Health Center movement, MPCA is hosting a celebration in his honor on Tuesday, June 17 at 3 pm at the MPCA office in Lansing. You are cordially invited to join the celebration, and to send cards or electronic congratulations in advance. Cards may be mailed to MPCA, 7215 Westshire Drive, Lansing, MI 48917; electronic congratulations may be emailed to Erin Rogers.
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Regional Outreach & Enrollment Training & Networking Meetings
May 30, 2014, Detroit, MI
June 3, 2014, Kalamazoo, MI
June 6, 2014, Houghton Lake, MI
Administrative & Executive Assistants Training
June 3, 2014, 8 am-3 pm ET
Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, MI
Registration open until May 30
MPCA Budget & Finance Committee
June 4, 2014
Leading Out of Status Quo: Using Leadership to Drive Change on Your Health Center Board (webinar)
June 10, 2014, 10-11 am ET
All-User EHR, EDR Quarerly Webinar: Resources Available Through M-CEITA
June 10, 2014, 1-2 pm ET
Recruitment & Retention Conference
June 12, 2014, 8 am-4 pm ET
The Henry Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Registration open until June 9
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
Maximizing the Value of an Electronic Health Record
June 13, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lansing, MI
Registration open until June 9
MPCA Board Meeting
June 17, 2014, 1-3 pm ET
MPCA, Lansing, MI
MPCA Finance Network Meeting
June 23, 2014, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Save the Date: 2014 MPCA Annual Conference "Strength in Numbers"
August 3-5, 2014
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, MI
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
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More Career Opportunities
- Child Psychiatrist, Cherry Street Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI
- Staff Physician, Cherry Street Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI
- Dental Director, Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, Cassopolis, MI
- Dentist, Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, Cassopolis, MI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with Job Posting in the subject field.
Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Now Over 269,000 As of May 27th, 269,473 Michiganders are enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan. (Enrollment statistics are updated every Monday at 3 pm and posted on the MDCH website.) MPCA has updated its enrollment analysis by county. This report also includes information on the percentage of Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees that have enrolled in a Medicaid health plan by county. As of May 1, 63% of HMP enrollees statewide chose a health plan and 37% were auto assigned a plan.
BPHC Hosting Technical Assistance Webinar on Scope Alignments
The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is hosting a webinar on June 10, 2014, at 2-3:30 pm ET to review the updates to Scope of Project Forms 5A and 5B announced in PAL 2014-06. BPHC will also provide details on the upcoming scope alignment validation opportunity for Health Centers. Click here for call-in and log-in information.
AARP Kicks Off Health Decisions "Listen to Michigan" TourThe AARP kicked off a series of discussions and informational meetings across the state this week focused on topics such as navigating health reform, Medicare, long-term care, and caregiving issues and solutions. The first stop was in Lansing on May 27. Up next are stops in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit, Marquette, Kalamazoo, and Jackson. The sessions are free and open to all Michiganders and registration is recommended. AARP will invite local organizations to the tour stops to lend further assistance during a Q&A session. Read more
More State & National News
Mission of Mercy
May 30-31, 2014
Big Rapids, MI
Host: Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association Foundation
Using Technology to Increase Access to Behavioral Health Services for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (webinar)
June 3, 2014, 2-3:30 pm ET
Host: National Council for Behavioral Health
Public Forum: Michigan's Integrated Care Demonstration
June 4, 2014, 1-3 pm ET
Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township, MI
Host: Michigan Department of Community Health
Participation via toll-free conference line will be available; 250 lines available on a first-come, first-served basis
Patient Engagement in Primary Care (webinar)
June 4, 2014, 1:30-3 pm ET
Host: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Building Organizational Infrastructure to Treat Chronic Pain and Prevent Abuse of Prescription Medications (webinar)
June 5, 2014, 1-2:30 pm ET
Michigan Voices for Better Health Webinar
June 5, 2014, 1 pm ET
Host: Michigan Voices for Better Health
2014 Michigan Oral Health Conference
June 12-13, 2014
Crowne Plaza, Lansing, MI
Host: Michigan Oral Health Coalition
9th Annual Health Care Heroes Dinner
June 20, 2014
Host: Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network
Healthy Safety Net 2014: A Blues Symposium
September 8, 2014
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
Host: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
MDCH Medicaid Trainings
MDCH is currently offering a variety of Medicaid trainings, including virtual trainings as well as physical trainings in the Upper Peninsula. Separate registration is mandatory for all trainings.
More Upcoming State & National Events hosted by organizations outside of MPCA that may be of interest and benefit for individuals affiliated with Michigan Health Centers.
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REPORTS & RESOURCES
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Partnership to Improve Community Health
Funder: HHS' Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Letter of Intent Due: June 5, 2014
Application Due: July 22, 2014
HIV Early Intervention Services Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA)Funder: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Funder: Health Resources & Services Administration
Due: July 21, 2014
PPHF 2014 Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)
Letter of Intent Due: June 6, 2014
Application Due: July 22, 2014
Health Care Delivery System Reform
Funder: The Commonwealth Fund
Due: Letters of inquiry are accepted at any time
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