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MDHHS provides free mental health webinars for adults and children

| Jul 22, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) Stay Well crisis counseling program is hosting two free webinar series throughout the summer to combat the growing mental health crisis in Michigan and to promote resilience.      Michigan, along with the rest of the country, is experiencing anxiety and...[ Read More ]

UnitedHealthcare donates $750,000 to nonprofits in Michigan

| Jul 22, 2021 | Michigan

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $750,000 in Empowering Health grants to four community-based organizations in Michigan to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities.  In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11.4 million through Empowering Health grants across...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Melanie Brim of MHC talks about the future of Michigan's health care workforce

| Jul 21, 2021 | Michigan

Melanie Brim is the president and CEO of the Michigan Health Council. She was previously the senior deputy director of the Public Health Administration and the state health officer at the Michigan Department of Community Health.  In this Q&A, Brim discusses building up the health care workforce, instilling interest in...[ Read More ]

University of Michigan study finds reduced financial barriers to services for younger cancer survivors due to ACA

| Jul 19, 2021 | Michigan

A recent study from University of Michigan researchers found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced financial barriers for younger cancer survivors to access needed medicines and other services. Researchers found that survivors between the ages of 18 and 64 were less likely to defer care due to price and...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Tim Pletcher discusses the future of health care technological implementation

| Jul 16, 2021 | Michigan

Dr. Tim Pletcher is the executive director of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). He was previously the founding director of the Institute for Health and Business Insight at Central Michigan University where he provided data science services to companies to extract insight and value from their data....[ Read More ]

MHA vice president, Chris Mitchell, gives an update on hospital financial and operational health

| Jul 14, 2021 | Michigan

Chris Mitchell, executive vice president of advocacy and public affairs at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), said Michigan hospitals sustained significant financial and staffing losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fallout surrounding it. Fortunately, federal funding from the CARES Act helped all hospitals stay open, retain...[ Read More ]

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