The M-CEITA program provides technical assistance, guidance, and up-to-date information to medical offices to accelerate performance in quality programs as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Clients include primary care and specialty providers, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health clinics and other settings. M-CEITA Specialists at MPHI and our partner, Altarum, assist medical providers in optimizing electronic health records in order to improve quality, patient satisfaction, and efficiency. Learn more at www.mceita.org
Education Advocacy and Policy Collaborative
The Education Advocacy and Policy Collaborative (EAPC), as part of the Michigan Power to Thrive initiative, will highlight and support sustainable, long-term solutions for financing CHW services and other peer support programs using a three-pronged approach, thereby expanding community-based peer support for children and families. As part of this strategic plan, the Collaborative will develop a value statement with guiding principles and establish 3 subcommittees: Data, Policy, and Advocacy. Each subcommittee will focus on specific activities for achieving project goals and upholding the guiding principles of the EAPC.
State Innovation Model (SIM)
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reform multi-payer health care payment and delivery systems in Michigan. The Michigan SIM initiative is seeking to achieve better care coordination, lower costs, and improved health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries across the state. Core components to SIM include support quality improvement and cost savings in qualified Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHS), supporting the development of Community Health Innovation Regions (CHIR) to support partnerships across health and community sectors to address Social Determinants of Health, promoting Alternative Payment Models (APM) to align medical reimbursement with health outcomes instead of services rendered. MPHI supported the state during the extensive stakeholder engagement and planning phase for SIM in 2013. Currently, MPHI is supporting the implementation of SIM through coaching, CMS reporting, and the coordination of the state-led evaluation.
Five Healthy Towns
MPHI brings together a team of community health researchers and evaluators, who are trained social scientists with particular expertise in coalitions and collective action. This proposed evaluation is designed to meet two needs: 1) analyze the role of the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) and community coalitions in Stockbridge, Green Lake, Manchester, Dexter, and Chelsea, Michigan, in increasing community wellness; and 2) utilize the resulting evaluation, as well as a literature review and environmental scan, to develop recommendations for the Michigan Health Endowment’s community health coalition grant-making strategy.
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is a National Program Office (NPO) for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by the Illinois Public Health Institute in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute. At MPHI, the DASH NPO is located in the Center for Data Management and Translational Research (CDMTR). DASH supports collaborations that seek to improve the health of their communities, promote health equity and contribute to a Culture of Health by strengthening information sharing, engaging additional sectors and building sustainable data sharing capacity. DASH aims to create a body of knowledge and advance this emerging field by identifying and sharing opportunities, barriers, lessons learned, promising practices and indicators of progress for sharing data and information across and beyond traditional health sectors. DASH collaborates with programs across the country that have similar goals. DASH co-founded All In: Data for Community Health, a nationwide learning collaborative that helps communities build capacity to address the social determinants of health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations.
Systems Level Approach to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) – a Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant.
Community Partners in Saginaw and Marquette Counties are coming together to improve supports for families with babies with NAS. Representatives from child welfare, substance abuse disorder treatment providers, medical community, early childhood service providers, and persons with lived experience will assess and make strategic changes to existing services through formalizing collaborative processes and widespread staff education. A State Level Advisory Council contributes expertise and resources. “Lessons learned” and key resources will be shared through a Replication Guide.
Partners in Care Concierge
MPHI received a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for the purposes of expanding, enriching, and evaluationg Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County’s (JFS) Partners in Care Consierge (PICC) program. PiCC, originally developed in 2008 by JFS, is an innovative “door-through-door” patient appointment accompaniment program to help older adults age in place with health and dignity. As part of the program, JFS provides medical transportation and pairs clients with trained volunteers from the community who support patients during provider visits. As part of this grant, MPHI is conducting a rigorous evaluation including a randomized control study to assess PiCC’s ability to impact service utilization, cost, and clinical outcomes.