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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 or enhance services providing community-based linkages. Michigan health center staff have the knowledge and skills needed to help patients and communities address barriers and social determinants of health. Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA), in turn, assists health center staff through technical assistance, training, peer communication network facilitation, resource development, and best practices sharing. 

Join the MPCA Monthly Enabling Services Newsletter!

Stay informed of new resources and supports, by subscribing to the Enabling Services eNewsletter. Subscribers will receive a bi-weekly 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 eNewsletter, please send a message to Jaspreet Malhotra at


Apply for the MPCA Community Health Worker Certificate Program Scholarship!


MPCA established the Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate Program Scholarship to assist member health centers to financially support current CHWs who have attended or will be attending a Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance sponsored CHW Certificate Program in 2017. The scholarship is intended for the cost of training and/or travel expenses which will be reimbursed after successful completion of training. A copy of the training certification of completion must be submitted to MPCA for release of funds. Please click here for more scholarship details!


2016 Enabling Services Annual Forum: Connecting Consumers to Care and Community


The MPCA Enabling Services team hosted our annual forum on October 3, 2016. Last 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:

Supplemental Enabling Services Training Resources:


Background, Research and Resources


The MPCA Enabling Services team maintains two online toolkits aimed at providing health centers with policy information, resources, program planning tools, and templates needed to successfully launch and grow community health worker and outreach and enrollment programs. Click the icons below to view toolkit resources and information!






Upcoming Enabling Services Events


Braiding and Blending Funds to Meet Health-Related Social Needs: Lessons from Louisiana and Virginia

Sponsored by National Association of State Health Policy

June 27, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET


The Role of Outreach in Medical-Legal Partnership

Sponsored by Health Outreach Partners  

June 28, 2:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. ET


Assister Summit

Sponsored by CMS

June 28 & 29

Baltimore, MD


Integrating Civil Legal Aid into Nurse-Managed Health Centers

Sponsored by National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

June 29, 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.ET


2-Day Motivational Interviewing Basic Skills Training

Sponsored by Michigan Association of Community Mental Health

June 29-30, Romulus, MI


Outreach Workforce Development Webinar Series

Sponsored by North Carolina Community Health Center Association and Health Outreach Partners

July 12, Self-Care for Health Workers

July 26, Organizational Self-Care

August 9, Effective Outreach Strategies for People Experiencing Homelessess

August 23, Outreach to the LGBT Community

All webinars: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET


Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid

Sponsored by Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton, & Ingham Counties

ADULT Mental Health First Aid

July 26th 2017, Lansing, MI

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

September 27, Lansing, MI


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

Sponsored by AARAP, The Atlantic Philanthropies, RWJ Foundation, and Camden Coalition

November 15-17

Los Angeles, CA


Silent Crisis Convenings; Health, Access to Care, and Immigration

Sponsored by Health Outreach Partners

July 18, Hillsborough, OR

July 20, Wenatachee, WA

August 17, Central Valley, CA

Contact Christina Mestas


MI Bridges Training Webinars

July 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

August 18, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

September 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

October 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

November 17, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

December 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET


Michigan Community Health Worker Certificate Program Opportunities

June 26-July 21, UPWARD Talent Council Michigan WORKS, Marquette, MI 

Click here for registration information!

How to reach us:

Julie Tatko, Director of Operations & Enabling Services



Jaspreet Malhotra, Enabling Services Manager



Brittani Barkley, Outreach Specialist



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 $1,186,260.00 .

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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