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Saginaw, MI--The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, (MiHIA,) is pleased to announce its recent award of $414,700 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to be used to develop a strategy for comprehensive and sustainable funding and financing system for THRIVE (Transforming Regional Health in a Vibrant Econom...

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New Addition to the THRIVE team | June 26, 2019

The THRIVE initiative is pleased to announce the hiring of Allison Quast as the Financial Strategist. Ms. Quast will help drive progress in the development of the comprehensive  funding and financial strategy. Prior to her new position, Ms. Quast had been in charge of running her family business in the Mt. Pleasant area. An active member of the community, Ms. Quast recently served in the leadership of Mt. Pleasant as Vice Mayor and then as Mayor (2016-2018). In this capacity, she has already...

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Initiative Leader Search Begins | June 18, 2019

This critical role will continue to help build capacity for our program implementation with the mission and vision for our region to become the healthiest thriving community with the best quality and value in health care. The Initiative Leader is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced and fluid...

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Grant & Proposal Writer(s) Search Begins | April 22, 2019

This critical role of proposal and grant writer will be filled through a variety of per Diem/contractual agreements driven by subject/topic area and requirements of the proposal to be developed (including being proactive, raising calls for proposals to the attention of THRIVE leadership). With THRIVE's focus spanning both economic and health improvements it is our goal to re...

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Portfolio Director Search Begins | January 1, 2019

The THRIVE Portfolio Director's primary function is to provide leadership that substantively fulfills the THRIVE mission. The Portfolio Director is responsible for the comprehensive logistical and administrative leadership of the 35 intervention portfolio, managing progress mileston...

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Executive Assistant Search Begins | January 1, 2019

This critical role will help build capacity for implementation of the THRIVE Portfolio.  We are searching for an experienced, reliable, and out-come focused individual with good judgment and excellent interpersonal skills to fill the role of THRIVE ExecutiveAssistant. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work ...

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Regional Leaders Assess Progress and Commit to the Future of THRIVE Initiative | December 19, 2018

MIDLAND, MI, December 17, 2018 -- Leaders from across the Great Lakes Bay Region representing health systems, universities, foundations and the business sector convened to recognize progress made and to commit to the future of THRIVE, the health and economic growth initiative. THRIVE, Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy, is the collaboration of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA) and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance (GLBRA). Hosted by Howard Ungerleider, P...

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Portfolio Design Workshop Summary – September 2018 | September 19, 2018

The mission of the THRIVE is to deliver improved health and sustained economic growth in our communities. Summary Statement: Approximately 45 leaders from multiple sectors across the Great Lakes Bay Region convened for a pivotal, half day session as the THRIVE initiative evolves to establish the intervention portfolio that will drive achievement of the THRIVE mission. Participants received detailed analysis of the “business as u...

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HELPING MID-MICHIGAN THRIVE (Michigan Health Endowment Fund)

Systemic change is always an ambitious goal, but one Mid-Michigan initiative is rising to the challenge. THRIVE (Transforming Health Regionally In a Vibrant Economy), is a collaborative effort led by Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. Read about it in this blog post.