IMPACT STORIES & UPDATES

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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Bringing New Business Development to the Region | June 10, 2020

Maureen Krauss, CEO of Donohue Krauss “People are very connected here, they work well together, and they want to make a positive difference,” says Maureen Krauss when speaking about the Great Lakes Bay Region (GLBR). “This is a trait that does not have data around it, but it is a feeling that you get as soon as you talk to someone.” This feeling is also a part of what drew Maureen Krauss and several partners to expand their organization...

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HISTORIC PATIENT SAFETY ZERO HARM COMMITMENT SIGNED | May 20, 2020

Collaboration of Multiple Healthcare Systems  MIDLAND, MI-- Yesterday afternoon, six Great Lakes Bay Area healthcare organizations signed the 2020 Statement of Public Commitment to Zero Harm, a formal document committing to jointly advance the region's healthcare delivery systems to achieve a target of zero harm. The signing took place at THRIVE's webcast featuring the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM (Vice Admiral) Jerome M. Adams.  His keynote addre...

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Hope | May 19, 2020

Stressed as you are these days, you may, on occasion, scan the local media for signs that someone is actually doing something to alleviate the short-term, or to prevent the long-term suffering that your home-town is undergoing.  And, added to the burdens of dealing with an already sick medical-care system, this current crisis may seem quite unbearable to you. But, rest assured....

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SURGEON GENERAL TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THRIVE EVENT | May 4, 2020

Midland, MI-- The THRIVE initiative is honored to include a keynote message from the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H as part of their upcoming virtual event "All of Us Together: Driving Health and Economic Success” on May 26, 2020. This powerful webcast will feature insight from the Office of the Surgeon General and a panel with multi-sector regional leaders discussing his national platform, Community Health and Economic Prosper...

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What’s Funding & Financing Got to Do With It? | April 22, 2020

Guest blog – Lisa Richter, Avivar Capital.  Avivar Capital is working with THRIVE to identify and mobilize the full range of funding and financing resources that can advance regional health and prosperity. As part of this work, we invite you to tell us about the region’s funding, financing and technical assistance needs on the THRIVE ...

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Stronger, Together. | April 22, 2020

We are stronger together. This has never been more evident as the Great Lakes Bay Region came together to respond and provide assistance with collecting and securing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those essential workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. One hundred thousand pairs of gloves, hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer, goggles and disinfectant wipes from classrooms, and hundreds of hands creating homemade masks are just a few of the items donated ...

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