IMPACT STORIES & UPDATES

Zero Harm | October 19, 2020

[caption id="attachment_1733" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Louis Constan[/caption] Over the last two decades our medical leaders have been flummoxed (and embarrassed) over how to explain why the United States, which...

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Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. Names New CEO, Key Staff | October 8, 2020

FREELAND, MICHIGAN, October 8, 2020 – The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc., also known as MiHIA, today announced that Beth Sorenson Prince will assume the role of chief executive officer, effective October 19, 2020.  In this role, Prince will provide visionary and strategic leadership of the organization to achieve transformational improvement in the health and well-being of the multi-county MiHIA region. In addi...

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Herculean | August 17, 2020

Louis Constan MD Hercules was the ancient Greek hero, celebrated for accomplishing 12, yes twelve tasks, each one considered impossible by itself; so, to this day we refer to something that is really, really hard as a “Herculean task.”  Such, we might call the task of reforming our broken healthcare system…impossible in so many ways.  ...

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“All of Us – Together Driving Health and Economic Success” | June 22, 2020

The extraordinary health and economic crises associated with the Covid-19 pandemic are layered on top of many ongoing and seemingly intractable challenges that the THRIVE initiative is designed to address. On May 26, 2020 a significant event in the advancement of our shared community initiative THRIVE occurred through a powerful two hour webcast featuring a keynote message from the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM (Vice Admiral) Jerome M. Adams. The theme woven through ...

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Funding and Financing System For Regional Health and Economic Progress In Motion | June 10, 2020

The THRIVE initiative is starting to build a comprehensive Funding and Financing System to support health and economic progress for the Great Lakes Bay Region.  Both national and regional advisory boards have been formed to advance current efforts. The THRIVE initiative, Transforming Health Regionally In a Vibrant Economy, is a regional initiative with the mission to achieve improved health and sustained economic growth i...

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THRIVE Phase 2 Interventions Announcement | June 10, 2020

Twelve months after the launch of the eight interventions in Phase 1, we are ready to share the Phase 2 group of interventions that we are advancing now.   To define the Phase 2 interventions, the THRIVE Operations Team has recently used a thorough and disciplined analysis of the THRIVE Portfolio. This analysis included an examination of every Phase 1 intervention and the potential Phase 2 interventions, which were paire...

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Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant to Support THRIVE Evaluation Consortium | June 10, 2020

On May 14, 2020, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund Board of Directors approved a grant of $49,995 for the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance to support the program entitled Optimizi...

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THRIVE Phase 1 Progress | June 10, 2020

With just 12 months into implementation of our first set of interventions, we want to recognize our shared due to the many organizations across our region that have been actively involved in implementing the THRIVE portfolio. To capture the progress of the 8 unique interventions in Phase 1, the granular details and progress trackers are available on the ...

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