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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Michigan: MDHHS activity, Q&A w/ MLPP's Alex Rossman, U of M nurses protest working conditions

| Sep 8, 2022 | Michigan

This month's newsletter includes a rundown of recent notable activity at MDHHS, a conversation with Alex Rossman, External Affairs Director at the Michigan League for Public Policy, and information about the nurse strike at the University of Michigan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. MDHHS works...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Abortion policy confusion, Health data sharing pledge, School BH funding

| Aug 2, 2022 | Michigan

Gov. Whitmer signed the official FY 22-23 budget on June 20th, finalizing investments in behavioral health, public health, emergency response, and more. See an overview of health items in the budget here. This month's newsletter features MDHHS's input on abortion policy in the aftermath of the Roe v. Wade overturn, a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Key health bills, Implicit bias training, Health items in the budget

| Jul 7, 2022 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes coverage of notable bills in the legislature, newly instituted implicit bias training for health care workers, and some key items from Michigan's FY 23 budget, which is currently awaiting Gov. Whitmer's signature. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with feedback, story...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: State-based exchange bill, MDHHS Keynote video, Q&A w/ Linda Vail

| Jun 7, 2022 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a run-down of bills we're watching in the legislature, additional coverage from our conference, and a conversation with Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. State-based exchange, lead poisoning bills considered...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Legislative Keynote, Experts talk through SIPs, DHHS budget update

| May 4, 2022 | Michigan

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month! We were thrilled with how our first in-person event in Michigan went, and so honored to have so many knowledgeable speakers engage with us. Our AV team made a "What You Missed" video so those who...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Health legislation, Future of SIPs, COVID and deferred care

| Apr 5, 2022 | Michigan

We are just a few weeks out from the 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and we released the Detailed Agenda for the event last week. Take a look at the agenda for a breakdown of the conversations and speakers we've carefully developed for Michigan health policy stakeholders like you. See...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Lead poisoning bills, Whitmer's budget, MPCA's health equity work

| Mar 3, 2022 | Michigan

In this month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" in Michigan, we have a run-down of some of the key health policy conversations taking place in the legislature, a look at MDHHS funding in Gov. Whitmer's proposed budget, and a conversation with the Michigan Primary Care Association's director of health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Q&A w/ Nancy Baum, CCBHCs, State of the State

| Feb 3, 2022 | Michigan

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" in Michigan health policy features a conversation on some current policy initiatives with a health policy expert at the University of Michigan, an update on the state's CCBHC program, and Gov. Whitmer's health-related remarks in her recent State of the State address. With the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: COVID and hospitals, Q&A w/ Dave Schneider, 2022 health legislation

| Jan 6, 2022 | Michigan

I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Michigan's experience with COVID has garnered national attention this past month. Despite temporarily decreasing from their all-time high in early December, COVID hospitalization rates are again climbing in the state due to the Omicron variant. Below, MHA's Adam Carlson details how Michigan hospitals are faring...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Q&A w/ Rep. Whiteford, '5 Slides' video, Lobbyist on 2021 session

| Dec 7, 2021 | Michigan

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! This week's newsletter includes a conversation with Rep. Mary Whiteford on her policy priorities, our recent "5 Slides We're Watching " video on the cost of new medicines, and an interview with a health care lobbyist about some of the main themes...[ Read More ]