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 ideas, or just to connect. … Read more

Michigan health care professionals are now required to complete training on implicit bias, reducing disparities, and current research as part of acquiring or renewing their license.   The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) said these requirements will apply to new applicants and those renewing existing licenses or registrations. These new requirements were effective … Read more

Debbie Edokpolo is the director of health equity and social justice at the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA). She was originally the deputy health officer for the Ingham County Health Department.  Edokpolo will be speaking on the topic of racism as a public health issue at our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference … Read more