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Workforce provisions are front and center in the Michigan Legislature and Governor's office

| Dec 22, 2021 | Michigan

As Michigan’s 2021 legislative session comes to a close, the legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer are still making efforts to improve and augment the health care workforce in Michigan. These measures continue the theme of providing financial and programmatic support to assist the health care workforce due to significant shortages...[ Read More ]

Governor Whitmer signs executive directive expediting distribution of vaccines to protect younger Michiganders

| Oct 26, 2021 | Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued an executive directive to state departments and agencies to expedite the ordering and distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric coronavirus vaccinations to protect younger Michiganders between the ages of 5 to 11 years old and ensure that students could continue in-person learning in a safe environment this year.   “Today, we’re taking action to keep our...[ Read More ]

Whitmer announces policy directive to expand maternal health care for prisoners

| Oct 19, 2021 | Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) announced a new policy directive Tuesday to guarantee needed medical resources to pregnant and postpartum inmates and their children.  The directive codifies many practices already in place at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility — Michigan’s only women’s prison — but...[ Read More ]

Whitmer signed order creating new Health and Aging Services Administration within MDHHS

| Oct 15, 2021 | Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the Health and Aging Services Administration (HASA) within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services yesterday, Oct. 14.  The new structure combines the Aging and Adult Services Agency and Medical Services Administration to focus on integration, coordination, and innovation for the...[ Read More ]