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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: Upcoming BH integration work, Becky Cienki, 'No fault' reform

| Dec 9, 2022 | Michigan

I'm happy to introduce our new Reporter covering Michigan, James Sklar! James is based in Lansing and has a seasoned background in policy advocacy and law. You'll be seeing his byline more as he continues his coverage for us in Michigan. Welcome, James! We are so thrilled to have you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: New health bills, Abortion law updates, Relaunch of family planning program

| Nov 21, 2022 | Michigan

This month's newsletter includes a run-down of some of the new health legislation being considered by the Michigan Legislature, information about the state's new constitutional amendment safeguarding the right to an abortion, and the state's plan to relaunch its family planning services through Medicaid. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Legislative update, Fentanyl-laced cocaine overdoses, Children's crisis stabilization procurement

| Oct 5, 2022 | Michigan

Here is this month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" in the Michigan health policy landscape, including some legislation we're watching, new data and recommendations from MDHHS on rising opioid overdose rates, and information on the state's procurement of children's crisis stabilization providers. Thanks for your engagement with us. As...[ Read More ]

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 ]