Explore How the American Rescue Plan Will Affect Healthcare

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) represents one of the largest fiscal advances to state and local government budgets in history. With appropriate strategic planning, these funds, along with the ARP’s other allocations for public health, education, infrastructure and mass transit agencies, can stabilize, revitalize and position communities for not only short-term benefits but a strong long-term future.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar The Impact of the American Rescue Plan on Hospitals and Health Systems will review how these healthcare organizations are impacted by the ARP funds and what providers can do to best position themselves to benefit from the act.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 9, and members can register for a connection fee of $195. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Aug. 19 Webinar to Inform LGBTQ+ Data Collection

To address the lack of data on LGBTQ+ patients and address health inequities, the Michigan Public Health Institute and the MHA Keystone Center are hosting a webinar titled LGBTQ+ Informed Care: It Starts with Data from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19.

Experts on this topic will present on the need for healthcare organizations to collect patient demographic information securely and consistently to effectively address LGBTQ+ health issues and disparities. Speakers include Mixhi Marquis, LMT, executive director and co-founder, Mosaic Health & Healing ArtsSAGE Metro DetroitOutCenter of Southwest Michigan.

The event speakers will also discuss the significant amount of work that remains to protect LGBTQ+ Michiganders from discrimination in healthcare, particularly in rural and small-town communities.

Visit the MHA Keystone Center event webpage to learn more about registration and speakers for the webinar. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.