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Behavioral Health 1115 Waiver Evaluation

Behavioral Health 1115 Waiver Evaluation

Behavioral Health 1115 Waiver Evaluation

Centers:

The Section 1115 Pathway to Integration waiver proposal in Michigan is a behavioral health waiver. It is aimed at integrating the coverages of services and supports for individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and serious emotional disturbances. These individuals often have a high need for support services, and this integrated coverage could streamline the process for the state to develop initiatives aimed at helping these individuals. New initiatives can lead to a reduced cost and a better quality of care for recipients. For this integration to occur, the waiver must be evaluated, approved, and implemented.

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Clinical Placement Flint Pilot

Clinical Placement Flint Pilot

Clinical Placement Flint Pilot

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The Center for Nursing Workforce and Policy is the evaluator on the Flint Clinical Placement Pilot Project funded by MDHHS’ Office of Nursing Policy. The goal of the pilot project is to help meet the growing needs of nursing programs while providing nursing services, education, and outreach to the Flint community in response to the water crisis. MPHI is evaluating the pilot placements and related outreach efforts to help build the evidence base for nursing clinical placements.

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Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

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Our Changing the Narrative project with the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is centered around the design, production and dissemination of a Handbook that serves to develop the observational & investigative skills of its users to notice, deconstruct, and challenge “invisible” dominant public narratives in society and public health, and promote a progressive public narrative, based on principles & values of social justice.

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State Innovation Model (SIM)

State Innovation Model (SIM)

State Innovation Model (SIM)

Centers:

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.

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Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop and Consultation

Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop and Consultation

Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop and Consultation

Centers:

MPHI's Center for Health Equity Practice offers an in-depth 3-day workshop that introduces participants to the core tenants of health equity and social justice.  The workshop helps people understand the concepts within both a personal and professional context.  As a follow up to that experience, our Learning Lab sessions provide technical assistance for staff to articulate in concrete terms the reasons why it is important to adopt a health equity framework, and then design and implement equity focused projects.  In addition to the 3-day workshop and focused Learning Lab technical assistance, we provide customized training options and consultation focused on why and how to infuse a concert with equity into one’s work.

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Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

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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.

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Promising Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality Through Equity (PRIME)

Promising Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality Through Equity (PRIME)

Promising Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality Through Equity (PRIME)

Centers:

This project is focused on supporting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) infant mortality reduction efforts in African American and Native American communities. The work consists of providing 3-day Heath Equity and Social Justice Workshops, Learning Lab sessions, participation in committees and workgroups, and providing general technical assistance and consultation services to MDHHS related to equity and social justice issues within their work.

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Michigan Power To Thrive

Michigan Power To Thrive

Michigan Power To Thrive

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Michigan Power to Thrive (MPTT) work is important as a way to think about advancing social justice. It brings together public health professionals and community organizers to combine their strengths to advocate for policies and programs that address root causes of oppression. MPTT is focused on advocating for policies and programs in the areas of early childhood education, mass incarceration, and mass deportation. MPTT’s work is part of a regional initiative called Healthy Heartlands.

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Healthy Start Initiative

Healthy Start Initiative

Healthy Start Initiative

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MPHI’s Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) supports the Ingham County Health Department's (ICHD) Healthy Start program by designing a program-specific evaluation plan and creating a custom data collection system. The Healthy Start evaluation provides ICHD with near real-time information on program implementation, progress toward programmatic goals, and progress toward federal reporting requirements. The custom data collection system, used by first-line staff members at ICHD, allows for efficiency and precision when gathering evaluation data.

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Minority Health Capacity Building Project

Minority Health Capacity Building Project

Minority Health Capacity Building Project

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Kalamazoo County is creating an Equity Taskforce to achieve the goal of decreasing health disparities among African American, Latino, and Caucasian members of the community.  Its primary focus in on the disproportionate prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences across communities of color.  The project uses a strategy of building community collaborations across sectors – e.g. movement, nonprofit, faith-based, business, and health systems – to set and reach equity goals for the community.

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