Health Equity

Ensuring Every Patient Gets the Care They Need, Every Time

The MHA advocates on behalf of efforts that expand access to safe, affordable healthcare services for all individuals in every Michigan community. The MHA and MHA Keystone Center have long been committed to addressing health disparities, which is a foundational concept that shapes all the organization’s quality improvement and safety efforts. Recent efforts have focused on addressing implicit bias, improving maternal health outcomes, expanding health insurance coverage and improving food security.

Healthy Michigan PlanHealthy Michigan Plan

The Healthy Michigan Plan launched April 2014 and provides over one million working Michiganders with comprehensive, affordable health insurance. The MHA and its members have worked to support the adoption and continuation of this program, as well as look for ways to improve access to high-quality care for its beneficiaries.

Here are some key facts about the Healthy Michigan Plan:

  • It covers adult residents of Michigan who are otherwise uninsured and who have an annual income of at or below 138% of the federal poverty level.
  • Enrollment is always open, and is available via an online application or by contacting a qualified enrollment office.
  • Enrollees of a certain income level must pay small premiums and copays for certain services.

Providers and potential enrollees who need more information should visit the State of Michigan’s Healthy Michigan Plan website.

Michigan Harvest GatheringsMichigan Harvest Gathering

The Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) is an annual statewide campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan’s emergency food response through the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies. The MHA and its members are a longtime sponsor and partner of the MHG. Learn how you can participate and help.

For more information on advocacy efforts related to health equity, contact us.