The MHA released another episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan discussing key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities.
On the first episode of the 2023-24 program year, Melanie Brim, president and CEO of the Michigan Health Council (MHC), discusses the Michigan Healthcare Workforce Index (MHWI) – a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive index assessing the “health” of 36 healthcare occupations in Michigan. Brim covers the methodology of the index, what healthcare jobs rank “healthiest” and how the report drives home the importance of continuing to invest in Michigan’s healthcare talent pipeline.
According to the index, nearly all healthcare occupations are projected to experience shortages in Michigan between now and 2032. The report is designed to inform healthcare workforce development across the state, including statewide workforce targets, workforce priorities, goals and strategies. Brim also shares details about the upcoming 2023 Michigan Nursing Summit Oct. 12-13, as well as an overview of Vitals, a new educational activity book that empowers students to learn about health, the body, and health careers. Those interested in bulk purchases may contact MHC.
The episode is available to stream on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Those interested in learning more about hospital careers – both clinical and non-clinical – are encouraged to visit MIHospitalCareers.com.
The MiCare Champion Cast is part of the statewide #MiCareMatters campaign, launched in 2017, which aims to build a network of citizens — “MiCare Champions” — who will be called upon to engage in advocacy efforts to protect access to affordable healthcare services in Michigan. Members with questions or who would like to submit ideas for future podcasts should contact Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.