The MHA released a new 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.
The October 2023 episode, hosted by MHA CEO Brian Peters, features MHA Board Chair Shannon Striebich, president and CEO of Trinity Health Michigan. Peters and Striebich explore what priorities are top of mind for the MHA Board, what workforce challenges are impacting Michigan hospitals, and what behavioral health efforts are underway at Trinity Health.
During the episode, Striebich shares details about the Western Wayne Suicide Prevention Coalition (WWSPC), a community-based program focused on preventing youth suicides that was recognized as a 2023 Ludwig Community Benefit Award winner. The initiative offers thousands of young people the opportunity to be screened for mental health concerns, recognize suicide risk in themselves and others, obtain knowledge and skills to address factors that contribute to mental health problems and receive treatment as needed.
Peters and Striebich also discuss the potential impact recent nurse staffing legislation could have on Michigan patients’ access to care, the role public policy plays in the work of hospitals, financial viability, advancements in telehealth, health equity efforts, and more.
The episode is available to stream on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Questions or idea submissions for future MiCare Champion Cast episodes can be sent to Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.