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MPCA Board President Recognized with 2014 “Best of the Health Net” Award

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  
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Each year, the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority recognizes local leaders who have been instrumental in strengthening the Detroit-Wayne County health care safety net. In December, five Best of the Health Net (formerly Best of the Safety Net) awards were presented during the Health Authority’s annual volunteer recognition luncheon.


Among the 2014 awardees was Joseph Ferguson, president of the Michigan Primary Care Association board of directors and executive director of Advantage Health Centers. He also co-chairs the Health Authority’s Primary Care Network Council, a forum for local health care leaders to discuss issues that affect their mission and ways of improving the area’s safety net.


It is in recognition of Ferguson’s leadership of the Primary Care Network Council’s outreach and enrollment work in Wayne County that the Health Authority chose him as a 2014 award recipient.


“Mr. Ferguson took a personal interest in the enrollment campaign, challenging the Health Authority and other navigation agencies to improve their communication and effectiveness. He has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, especially in leveraging the resources within the Wayne County primary care community to achieve strong Marketplace and Healthy Michigan enrollment,” said Chris Allen, CEO, Detroit Wayne County Health Authority.


The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority coordinates efforts to meet the health needs of the uninsured and underinsured residents in the City of Detroit and Wayne County by assuring access and improving the health status of all people.


“I and my Community Health Center colleagues are fortunate to have partners such as Chris Allen and the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority to work with us in expanding access to care for our most needy communities,” said Ferguson.

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