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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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Latest News 

Enabling Services Annual Forum: Connecting Consumers to Care and Community

The MPCA Enabling Services team is hosted our annual forum on October 3rd, at the Crowne Plaza Lansing. This year’s forum offered networking opportunities for a variety of health center staff, including Outreach and Enrollment Specialists, Community Health Workers, Navigators and more! In case you missed it, you will find the presentations below:

Upcoming Enabling Services Events    


The Importance of Prenatal Care and the Role of the Community Health Worker

Sponsored by Migrant Clinicians Network

English, January 18, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm ET

Spanish, February 1, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm ET


Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Sponsored by The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC)

January 18, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET


Mending the Safety Net
Sponsored by the Healthy Downriver Community Team
January 20, 8:30 am-11:30 am ET
Wayne County Community College District, Downriver Campus, Taylor
Contact Carol Meyers for more information


Rhode Island' Approach to Youth Workforce Development

Sponsored by National Partnerships for Action

January 23, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm ET


Menominee Youth Empowerment Program: Addressing Disparities in At-Risk Tribal Youth

Sponsored by National Partnerships for Action

January 25, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET


Supportive Housing Development and Opportunities for Health Center Expansion

Sponsored by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (BPHC-funded NCA)

January 26, 2:00 pm-3:15 pm ET


Plan Ahead 2017: Creating a Voter Engagement Plan for Your Nonprofit

Sponsored by Nonprofit VOTE

February 9, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm ET


Save the Date: 2017 Medical-Legal Partnerships Summit

Sponsored by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnerships

April 5-7, 2017

National Harbor, MD


2-Day Motivational Interviewing Basic Skills Training

Sponsored by Michigan Association of Community Mental Health

April 10-21, Traverse City

June 29-30, Romulus


MI Bridges Training Webinars

January 20, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

February 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

March 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

April 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

May 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

June 16, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

July 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

August 18, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

September 15, 10:00 am-12:00 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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