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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Michigan Department of Public Health Sponsors Meeting to Discuss Initiative for Health System Transformation

Michigan Department of Public Health Holds Public Meeting
to Discuss State Model for Health System Transformation

The Michigan Department of Public Health is sponsoring a public meeting from 9 - 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Munson Medical Center to discuss a State Innovation Model project for health system transformation in the state.

In April, the state was awarded $1.7 million to design a model for health system transformation that improves health outcomes, system performance, and reduces costs. Innovative payment models are also needed to support wellness and ensure access to care that does not overburden the state economy.

The meeting in the hospital’s Conference Center will involve a presentation and information materials that outline the key issues, such as Michigan’s improving pediatric immunizations and cholesterol screenings, and its need to improve chronic disease rates for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and adult obesity. Information will be offered about the State Innovation Model process and its design.

Opportunity for discussion will follow.

The meeting is important for local and state government officials, health care providers, health plans, community leaders, business representatives, academia, and consumers of health care.

The Michigan Department of Community Health is working with a broad group of stakeholders to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan. Its goals are to:
• Strengthen the primary care infrastructure to expand access for Michigan residents
• Provide coordinated care to promote positive health and health care outcomes for individuals requiring intensive
  support services
• Build capacity within communities to improve population health
• Improve systems of care to ensure delivery of the right care, by the right provider, at the right place
• Design system improvements to reduce administrative complexity
• Design system improvements that keep insurance premiums affordable for individuals and employers

Presenters include Melanie Brim, senior deputy director of the Public Health Administration in the Michigan Department of Community Health, Sue Morgan, consultant with Health Management Associates of Lansing, and Clare Tanner, Ph.D., director of the Center for Data Management and Translational Research at the Michigan Public Health Institute.

Registration is requested by calling Munson Healthcare HealthLink at 1-800-533-5520. For online registration go to

More information and resources about the State Innovation Model project are available at