IMPACT STORIES & UPDATES

Regional Efforts to Educate on Risk Factors of Monkeypox | August 9, 2022

Bay City, Michigan, August 9, 2022 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has been tracking cases of monkeypox that have been reported in countries where the disease is not endemic including the United States, since May 2022. The WHO and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency. Great Lakes Bay Pride has assembled a regional task force to share educational resources and updates about the monkeypox outbreak and the Michigan Department ...

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Groundbreaking app to improve birth outcomes launched in the Great Lakes Bay Region | May 16, 2022

Covenant HealthCare and THRIVE Launch Stillbirth Prevention Campaign in the Region with Michigan’s First Count the Kicks® Campaign May 16, 2022 — An innovative and simple tool for monitoring babies in the third trimester of pregnancy is coming to the region with a track record of reducing stillbirths by more than 30 percent. Covenant HealthCare and THRIVE, (Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy) an effort of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc...

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The THRIVE Impact Report: Creating healthy, vibrant communities, together | April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022 – For 15 years, the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance has been positively impacting health and economic sustainability in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Most recently, this has been driven through the THRIVE framework: Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy. Launched in 2019 after extensive planning and collaboration, THRIVE is a transformational effort to positively shift health and economic success through a strategic focus on the actions that will pave the way...

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Event: Lunchtime Learning: State Budget Priorities + ARPA Funding – What does it mean for GLBR families and the region? | January 24, 2022

Lunchtime Learning: State Budget Priorities + ARPA Funding - What does it mean for GLBR families and the region? A virtual event with Kim Trent of the Office of Labor & Economic Opportunity and Wayne Hofmann of Wade Trim and co-founder of Infuse Great Lakes Bay. Friday, January 28, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00 pm ET Zoom link will be sent with registration We are honored to bring you the opportunity to attend a special event covering some of t...

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THRIVE Celebrates World Patient Safety Day with Focus on Medication Safety and Reduction of Adverse Drug Events | September 17, 2021

FREELAND, MICHIGAN, September 17, 2021 – In recognition of World Patient Safety Day and the organization’s commitment to Zero Harm in the region, THRIVE is excited to announce several milestones in the ongoing work to reduce adverse drug events and support patient safety in the region. Marking the vital importance...

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Dr. Sasha Savage, Chief Health Officer for THRIVE, discusses loneliness on the The Visibility Project Podcast | July 23, 2021

“We know that loneliness is actually a real negative on people's health. It has a tendency turn into depression and depression carries some pretty significant adverse health consequences. So, you can imagine when COVID hit, we were watching loneliness skyrocket. Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t treat it very well. You can treat depression, but loneliness is a whole other animal. To be able to treat that, you have to think outside the box. With healthcare providers, we’re often best at ...

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MiHIA and THRIVE Launch Scorecard of Regional Metrics Along with Enhanced Dashboard 4.0 | June 22, 2021

FREELAND, MI, June 22, 2021 – The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. is proud to announce the rollout of additional tools aimed at advancing community knowledge of needs and progress in the broader Great Lakes Bay Region. The MiHIA Dashboard 4.0 creates a common place where data can be obtained to impact health and economic success thro...

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THRIVE and Local Health Systems Announce First Round of Patient Safety Data in Pursuit of Zero Harm Measures | April 6, 2021

FREELAND, MICHIGAN, April 6, 2021 – As part of a broad effort to advance patient safety in the region, the THRIVE Patient Safety Taskforce announced that the first year of Zero Harm metrics is now available from regional health systems comparing our local data to nationally benchmarked information on patient outcomes and harm. The goal for Zero Harm was established from the findings...

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