MHA Monday Report Oct. 18, 2021

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Oct. 11MHA Covid-19 update

As federal regulatory agencies evaluate COVID-19 vaccine and treatment possibilities, more than 5.5 million Michigan residents ages 16 and older have received at least one dose of a vaccine to protect them against the deadly disease, equating to 68.2% of that population as of Oct. 15. Meanwhile, despite the rate of new cases decreasing in many of the states that had been experiencing a surge in hospitalizations and deaths, cases in Michigan have been …

capitol backgroundLegislative Action Continued During the Week of Oct. 11

Several pieces of legislation impacting hospitals were acted upon during the week of Oct.11. In the Senate, votes were taken on legislation to establish a grant program for emergency department-based medication assisted treatment …

Michigan Harvest GatheringsMichigan Harvest Gathering Launched Oct. 15

Harsher weather, along with the long tail of the pandemic, will certainly cause hardship for the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s food distribution network and the families served. To help, hospitals and health systems can join the …

Safe Tables: Cultivating Legally Protected, Transparent Discussions

Safe tables are designed to empower healthcare providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety and quality improvement activities. These events provide a legally protected environment to allow healthcare professionals to discuss …

Health Equity Events to Explore Policy, Statewide Data and SOGI Training

The MHA Keystone Center, the Michigan Public Health Institute and the Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy are hosting free events to provide an in-depth look at efforts to address healthcare disparities in Michigan and highlight 

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Four Environmental Trends that Pose Unprecedented Challenges to U.S. Healthcare

“As healthcare leaders and Boards consider strategies for post-pandemic growth and sustainability, four environmental issues pose unprecedented challenges.”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 11, 2021

News to Know

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Oct. 14 that creates the Health and Aging Services Administration within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.The new state agency combines the Aging and Adult Services Agency and the Medical Services Administration — the state’s Medicaid agency.

MHA in the News

A collection of headlines from across Michigan including interviews from MHA CEO Brian Peters on the new auto no-fault law with Michigan Radio and Laura Appel, senior vice president, health policy & innovation, who discussed managed care in a virtual roundtable hosted by Crain’s Detroit Business.