Michigan’s voice for
What Drives Our Collaboration?
We’re driven by a commitment to the highest quality behavioral health, healthcare and social support services. We advocate for integrated care where consumer choice, transparency, efficiency, comprehensive services and stewardship put the person first.
Prioritizing the person served
When an individual or family has to navigate the behavioral health, healthcare and social support system, the last thing they need is a maze of bureaucracy that hinders access to comprehensive quality care and services. That’s why we advocate for a system of care in Michigan that prioritizes the person served.
What’s happening at the state level?
Keep up with the latest news and changes at the state level, and stay tuned for opportunities to get involved.
Join us for a forum on person-centered care in Michigan with special guests:
MDHHS Director Robert Gordon
HMA President Jay Rosen
Friday, November 15, 2019, Plymouth, MI.
On September 8, MI Care Council welcomed 50 healthcare, behavioral health and social support providers from across the state to a forum at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. The group heard from MDHHS Director Nick Lyon and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and had the opportunity to engage in Q&A with both leaders. They Read more about MI Care Council Provider Forum Presentation[…]
Crain’s Detroit Business (Oct. 4, 2017) A group of 18 behavioral health providers based in metro Detroit are banding together in response to uncertainty the sector faces locally and nationally. The MI Behavioral Health & Wellness Collaborative officially formed last month to give providers a more unified voice amid a leadership shakeup at Detroit Wayne Read more about Crain’s Detroit: Local behavioral health providers band together amid health care uncertainty[…]
Oakland Press: Oakland Community Health Network wants community feedback before drafting 2018 budget, service delivery plan
The Oakland Community Health Network is seeking input from county resident before drafting its 2018 budget and service delivery plan. The health network provides, through contracting with other agencies and directly, services for county residents that have intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, or substance use disorder, as well as children with serious emotional disturbance. Read more about Oakland Press: Oakland Community Health Network wants community feedback before drafting 2018 budget, service delivery plan[…]
They often say the best predictor of future behavior is what we have done in the past. As the Legislature is examining how best to integrate physical health care with behavioral health care within the Medicaid/publicly-funded system, the current proposed language is pointing to the Medicaid Health Plans as the best solution. But this must Read more about The Detroit News Opinion: Make wise behavioral health plan[…]
Michigan’s 11 Medicaid health plans Tuesday called on the state Legislature to go further than a state panel recommended on putting Michigan on the path to giving the HMOs a greater role in the state’s $2.4 billion Medicaid behavioral health system. Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a 91-page interim report Read more about Crain’s Detroit: Michigan HMOs propose pilot projects to reform mental health system[…]
ANN ABROR, MI – Lawmakers representing the Ann Arbor area in the state Legislature say they’re concerned about the state of mental health funding and service delivery in Michigan, and what might be coming next. Cuts at the state level in recent years already have created a crisis for community mental health service providers across Read more about MLive: Lawmakers say mental health cuts put Michigan counties in bad spot[…]
Crain’s Detroit: Voices of families need to be considered in debate to reform state’s Medicaid behavioral health system
Some of the voices least heard in the discussion to privatize the Medicaid-funded behavioral health system in Michigan or improve the current system are the families of those 350,000 people with mental health problems, substance abuse addictions or the intellectually or developmentally disabled. I sat down recently with 10 family and board members of the Read more about Crain’s Detroit: Voices of families need to be considered in debate to reform state’s Medicaid behavioral health system[…]
Lansing — The U.S. House health care overhaul legislation approved last week could trigger the end of the state’s Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion program or require legislators to make major changes, the state’s health director said Tuesday. It would cost the state roughly $800 million a year to continue the low-income insurance plan on its Read more about The Detroit News: Lyon – House health bill threatens Medicaid expansion[…]
Crain’s Detroit: Snyder’s proposed health budget up 2.8%, but no funding for mental health integration pilot projects
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing a 2.8 percent increase in the state’s fiscal 2018 health and human services budget, but no additional funding for mental health integration pilot projects or potential cutbacks in federal Medicaid funding. Of the state’s proposed $56.3 billion state budget, 45 percent, or $25.54 billion, is to fund the Michigan Department of Read more about Crain’s Detroit: Snyder’s proposed health budget up 2.8%, but no funding for mental health integration pilot projects[…]