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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 ]

MDHHS announces Regional Health Equity Advisory Councils to address COVID-19-related disparities

| Aug 22, 2022 | Michigan

On Aug. 10th, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the creation of 11 Regional Health Equity Advisory Councils. These councils will be “designed to help combat health disparities in underserved and rural areas across the state.”     The funding for these councils comes from the...[ Read More ]

MDHHS issues RFP to increase reliance on community-based settings for justice-involved youth

| Aug 11, 2022 | Michigan

On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to “assist communities with planning and implementation of evidence-based services to promote and preserve community-based placement for juvenile justice-involved youth who may be otherwise placed into out-of-home placement.”  ...[ Read More ]

MDHHS requests extension to implement State Plan Amendment for community support services

| Aug 9, 2022 | Michigan

Last week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that it has asked federal regulators for an additional year to implement the 1915(i) State Plan Amendment (SPA) to transition eligibility determinations for behavioral health community support services from prepaid inpatient health plans (PIHPs) to MDHHS. Some services...[ 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 ]

MDHHS makes moves to increase legal transparency on abortion laws and protect women’s reproductive rights

| Jul 8, 2022 | Michigan

In light of the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, raised concerns over the confusing nature for providers with the 1931 abortion ban law, and the health disparities this ruling will exacerbate.  MDHHS...[ Read More ]