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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   

 National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs 

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

December 7-9

Philadelphia, PA


Connecting Medicaid Beneficiaries to Social Supports: The critical Role of MCOs

Sponsored by Manatt

December 7, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm ET


15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime

Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims Crime

December 8-10

Agua Caliente Reservation, California


Cultural Competencies for an Aging LGBTQ Population

Sponsored by HRSA

December 13, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm ET


MI Bridges Training

Webinar,  December 16, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET


MLP 101 Office Hours

Sponsored by National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

January 13, 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

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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