Population Health and Quality Improvement


Quality improvement and population health are two pivotal focus areas for transforming health care that allows health centers to participate in value-based care and contracting. The Michigan Primary Care Association engages in initiatives and partnerships that support health centers in enhancing patient centered care. This enables the association to provide training and technical assistance to member health centers through peer networks, webinars, learning collaboratives, one-on-one support and other in-person events.

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The Quality Improvement Directors Peer Network provides education, training and resources to support quality leaders with the incorporation of value transformation into their quality improvement plans. As a part of the network, members can participate in QIDN meetings, acquire resources, and share in a peer-to-peer setting.

  • Patient Centered Medical Home – 98 percent of the Michigan community health centers have achieved PCMH recognition or accreditation through the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health, or Joint Commission.

The association’s population health initiatives are chosen based upon the goal of improving health outcomes for  at-risk and chronic disease patient populations served by member health centers.

  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Partnership on the Morris Hood III Chronic Kidney Disease and COVID-19 Complications Prevention Initiative – The primary objectives of this initiative are to increase the number of people with diabetes and/or hypertension that are screened and managed for kidney disease and to understand the risk between chronic kidney disease and Covid-19.
  • American Medical Association MAP BP Partnership – Through the clinical implementation of this framework health centers can work to ensure they are obtaining accurate BP measurements to diagnosis and assess control of patients with hypertension, that their medical providers are initiating and intensifying evidence-based treatment and that all care team members are engaging patients in the self-management of their hypertension.
  • NACHC Million Hearts Improving BP Control in African Americans Quality Improvement Projectthe MPCA has engaged health center project teams to improve blood pressure control in African Americans. Teams focus on achieving bold collective and individual organization improvement goals using the following strategies: Increasing frequency of touchpoints, intensifying medications, addressing medication adherence and using self-measured blood pressure as a tool for hypertension management.
  • CDC 1815 Partnership – The goal of this partnership is to further the goals of serving populations in need, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, and Medicaid beneficiaries. MPCA’s work has included activities that promote the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes and hypertension.


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