Crain’s Detroit: Local behavioral health providers band together amid health care uncertainty

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 Mental Health Authority and a push to privatize behavioral health in Michigan.

“Given where we are with health care nationally, given what’s going on with health care in Michigan, and with transitions happening at the county level, we saw the need to take the next step,” said Daniel Cherrin, facilitator of the group.

Composed of health care companies that collectively employ 12,000 and serve 80,000, the group joins other health care advocacy groups like MI Care Council and Michigan Association of Community Health. Read more.