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Whitmer celebrates highest percentage of insured Americans in history

| Sep 16, 2022 | Michigan

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox announced a $4 million federal grant that will expand access to qualified health insurance Navigators and help more people find health insurance. These grants, along with extended tax subsidies called for by Governor Whitmer and other...[ Read More ]

MDHHS seeks proposals to expand Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services for children

| Sep 16, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced this week that it is accepting proposals for the MI Kids Now Mobile Response Grant Program for the grant period of Jan. 1st, 2023, to Sept. 30th, 2023.     This Request for Proposals (RFP) comes as MDHHS has announced...[ Read More ]

MDHHS says Michigan opioid overdoses involving cocaine are on the rise

| Sep 8, 2022 | Michigan

A new data brief published by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) shows a rising trend of opioid overdoses involving cocaine laced with fentanyl.     The rate of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responses to opioid overdose with cocaine involvement was nearly one-third greater in 2021 compared...[ Read More ]

Bivalent Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available for booster shots in Michigan starting this week

| Sep 8, 2022 | Michigan

To better help fight the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for booster doses. This was followed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for use of the Pfizer...[ 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 ]

What They're Watching: Melanie Brim, Michigan Health Council

| Sep 6, 2022 | Michigan

In addition to her organization's work to expand clinical training capacity for health professionals in Michigan, Melanie Brim, President & CEO of the Michigan Health Council (MHC), says MHC's implementation of implicit bias training earlier this year is a key solution for improving health equity. MHC's implicit bias training program...[ Read More ]