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Health Centers have a critical role in patient and community education, outreach, and health navigation/coordination. There are a multitude of current and upcoming opportunities for Health Centers to expand services beyond enrollment, and begin providing community-based service linkages. Michigan Health Center staff have the knowledge and skills needed to help patients and communities address barriers and social determinants of health. MPCA, in turn, assists Health Center staff through technical assistance.

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Stay informed of new resources and supports, by subscribing to the 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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Enabling Services Annual Forum: Connecting Consumers to Care and Community

The MPCA Enabling Services team is hosting our annual forum on October 3rd, at the Crowne Plaza Lansing. This year’s forum will offer networking opportunities for a variety of health center staff, including Outreach and Enrollment Specialists, Community Health Workers, Navigators and more! The day will begin with a general session on building strategic partnerships, presented by Kristen Stoimenoff Deputy Director of Health Outreach Partners. The day will also feature sessions on social media outreach, MDHHS appeals and integrated service delivery, enrollment assister 101, and targeted outreach. See below for a list of our full outstanding speaker line-up!

  • Kristen Stoimenoff, Deputy Director, Health Outreach Partners
  • Lisa Ruby, Public Benefits Support Attorney, Michigan Poverty Law Program
  • Alison Dault, Lead Community Navigator, Cherry Health
  • Joyce Griffith, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Michigan Primary Care Association
  • Malinda Amlotte, Outreach and Enrollment Team Leader, Alcona Health Centers
  • Phillip Bergquist, State Administrative Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Murray, Social Media Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Click here to register! 

Registration Fee
$100 - Registration Fee for Members
$120 - Registration Fee for Non-Members
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

*FYI* This year's Enabling Services Forum will replace our annual Outreach and Enrollment (O/E) event; however O/E sessions will be incorporated in the days agenda and all sessions will provide information and resources applicable to an O/E program. The decision to broaden our focus and include health center staff beyond O/E, aligns with our plans to support health centers in identifying and addressing all patient social determinants of health. 

Upcoming Enabling Services Events 


Where to Start with DSRIP - Care Coordination vs. Analytics

Sponsored by GSI

September 21, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm ET


Save the Date: FQHC SIM Summit

Sponsored by MPCA

September 22, 10:30 am-2:30 pm ET 

Email Amber Desgranges to RSVP


Getting Out the Vote for Nonprofits: Tactics That Work

Sponsored by Nonprofit VOTE

September 22, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET 


Promoting Health Health Equity through Programs and Policies

Sponsored by Office of Minority Health

September 22, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm ET


Navigating the Housing Arena from Public to Supportive Housing

Sponsored by Community Health Partners for Sustainability

September 27, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm ET 


Responding to the Impact of Trauma and Toxic Stress Prior to & After a Disaster among Vulnerable Populations: A Faith- and Community-Based Approach

Sponsored by DHHS 

September 27, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm ET  

Linking & Merging Data Sources

Sponsored by CMS

September 28, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ET 


Staying Fit for Function as You Age: Resources and Tools from Go4Life

Sponsored by DHHS

September 29, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET 


Enabling Services Annual Forum: Connecting Consumers to Care and Community

Sponsored by MPCA

October 3

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lansing, MI 


Save the Date: Race, Poverty and Policy: Creating an Equitable Michigan

Sponsored by Michigan League for Public Policy 

October 10, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm ET

Radisson Hotel, Lansing, MI


The Future of Publicly Sponsored Healthcare: Building Integrated Delivery Systems for Vulnerable Populations

Sponsored by Health Management Associates

October 10-12, Chicago, IL


MI-CHAP Summit

Sponsored by MI-CHAP

October 3, 9:00 am-4:30 pm ET

Peckham Industries, Lansing, MI 


SHEC’s Cultural Competency Resource Guide Spotlight Webinar Series: Hispanic/Latino Population

Sponsored by Southeastern Healthy Equity Council

October 13, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET


Trans* Health 201: A Deeper Dive into Providing Culturally Appropriate Care from Patient and Provider Perspectives

Sponsored by HRSA

October 17, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm ET

Save the Date: National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs 

Sponsored by Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, RWJF, AARP, and Atlantic Philanthropies

December 8-9, Philadelphia, PA


MI Bridges Training

Webinar, October 21, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm ET 


Partnerships with Faith-based & Community Organizations to Support Inclusive Coordinated Transportation & Mobility Management 

Sponsored by The Partnership Center

October 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm ET

Click here to view upcoming Outreach and Enrollment events

How to reach us:

Julie Tatko, Director of Operations & Enabling Services



Lydia Starrs, Associate Director, Enabling Services





Michigan Primary Care Association’s (MPCA) federal grant program titled "State and Regional Primary Care Associations” allows MPCA to provide technical assistance and support to Health Centers in Michigan and is 100 percent funded by federal dollars at a current annual level of $1,069,988.00.

MI Bridges Training (Traverse City)

August 12, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET

MI Bridges Training (Traverse City)

August 12, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET

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