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W.A.R. on Slavery: Human Trafficking Awareness

W.A.R. on Slavery: Human Trafficking Awareness

W.A.R. on Slavery: Human Trafficking Awareness

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Over 21.3 million known cases of labor or sex trafficking occur globally. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. In 2016, cases in the United States rose 35.7 percent versus the previous year, resulting in an estimated $15.5 billion in illegal profits (National Human Trafficking Hotline). Through an innovative approach, MPHI has partnered with Avanoo, the learning management platform administrator; Education Specialist, Patti Hathaway, M.Ed., CSP; and survivor and educator, Ruth Rondon, to provide an online educational tool with continuing education for professionals and others to meet state-mandated requirements. This unique microlearning curriculum covers both sex and labor trafficking, research-based findings, and 20 victim stories. The platform fosters a community of practice for the healthcare industry and law enforcement to raise awareness and identification of victims, cultivate a shared learning and practice, further develop intervention methodologies and improved response. The W.A.R. on Slavery curriculum is designed to ending the abuse cycle for victims. See an introduction to a few of the content areas: 1. All I Knew Was Abuse 2. Becoming Trafficked 3. Escaping The Life How Freedom Came 4. Parents Prevention is Easier Than Intervention 5. Releasing Shame & Fear 6. The Voice That Was Never Heard 7. You Can't Hear If You Don't Listen

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Michigan Health IT

Michigan Health IT

Michigan Health IT

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The State of Michigan needed a public website to serve as the home of the Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The site is a one-stop source for all Medicaid EHR Incentive Program information, including statistics, registration information, and pages directed at healthcare professionals, hospitals, payers & associations, and patients & families. MPHI used the WordPress content management system, and worked with the client and partners to design and develop the website and present information in an easily accessible manner. For more information, please visit, http://www.michiganhealthit.org.

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Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS)

Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS)

Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS)

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MPHI and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) worked collaboratively to design and build Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS), a web-based lab management application.  The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program receives blood lead lab results from hundreds of clinical laboratories and portable analyzers within the State of Michigan, as well as several national labs.  Some labs are sent in an HL7 format, which are then entered directly into the application, and other labs are sent electronically via a template, and imported into the MICLPS application manually by MDHHS staff.  Once the lab results are imported into MICLPS, each record undergoes validation to ensure that all pertinent lab data is present, and address verification to ensure the patient’s address data is accurate.  Once the lab result has been validated for accuracy, and marked as ‘Done’, the lab results of all levels are then reported out to the local health departments and other entities.  The full data set is also sent to the State Data Warehouse, and imported into CDC’s HHLPSS lab processing application. The MICLPS application is integrated with the State of Michigan single sign-on process, and is hosted at the State of Michigan.  MPHI and MDHHS continue to work collaboratively to support and enhance the application.

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Women, Infants, and Children Education and Training

Women, Infants, and Children Education and Training

Women, Infants, and Children Education and Training

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education. The program benefits low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Since 1998, MPHI has partnered with MDHHS, Michigan WIC to coordinate and host local provider regional training, live webcasts, specialized trainings and initiatives, and statewide annual conferences to maintain high levels of knowledge, training, and skillsets to best serve Michigan’s WIC eligible citizens. To learn more, visit: https://events.mphi.org/

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Professional Nursing Development

Professional Nursing Development

Professional Nursing Development

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The Center for Nursing and Workforce Policy (CNWP) supports MDHHS’ Office of Nursing Policy in several initiatives with the ultimate goal of building and retaining the nursing workforce in Michigan.

Transition to Practice: CNWP is involved in the development and evaluation of the Transition to Practice Online Training modules located at minurse.org. Each training course on this website aims to provide support for newly licensed nurses transitioning to practice or to licensed nurses transitioning to a new practice setting. The goals of these courses are: 1) to improve retention of new nurses; 2) to improve patient safety by assisting new nurses in transitioning from task orientation to critical thinking; and 3) to increase new nurses’ comfort level with prioritizing care and applying the techniques introduced in their educational programs.

Careers in Nursing Pilot: This project aims to expand the nursing workforce in Michigan by facilitating early exposure to the opportunities a career in nursing provides, specifically to middle school aged students in Detroit, Michigan. The CNWP has been involved in the development and evaluation of the program along with MDHHS, nursing programs, nursing organizations, and middle schools in Detroit.

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Patient and Family Engagement in Research

Patient and Family Engagement in Research

Patient and Family Engagement in Research

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Clinical research agendas have long been driven by researchers and clinicians. The Center for Translational Genetics is shifting this research paradigm to bring the voice of patients and families to the forefront by including them as equal partners in all aspects of research from conception of ideas all the way through to the dissemination and implementation of results. This patient-centered approach assures that research focuses on questions that are important to patients and families.

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Midwest Genetics Network

Midwest Genetics Network

Midwest Genetics Network

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This project facilitates partnerships to ensure children born with rare genetic conditions receive optimal genetic services by providing strategic directions, coordination, facilitation, education and training. Partners include families, genetic experts, health care providers, and newborn screening lab and follow-up programs. Stakeholders in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, and WI participate. MGN has built an infrastructure that links families of children who have genetic conditions to public health.

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Michigan Nurse Mapping

Michigan Nurse Mapping

Michigan Nurse Mapping

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The purpose of this project is to provide tools for easy access to nursing workforce data to meet the information needs of healthcare and other stakeholders on the current characteristics of the nursing workforce in Michigan. Using licensure data for all nurses licensed to practice in Michigan, data are presented through web-based searchable maps, tables and charts to illustrate the distribution of nurses in the state and their age distribution. Please see https://www.minurse.org/.

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Michigan Nurse Licensure Survey

Michigan Nurse Licensure Survey

Michigan Nurse Licensure Survey

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The purpose of this project is to provide information about the supply of and demand for nurses in Michigan using data obtained from an online survey administered to nurses licensed to practice in Michigan at the time of license renewal. These results are used to inform state and local decision-making regarding the recruitment, education, and employment of nurses in Michigan. The survey results are published in an annual report and online through tables, charts, and dashboards.
Please see https://www.minurse.org/.

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M-CEITA

M-CEITA

M-CEITA

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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

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