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Michigan Primary Care Association continuously monitors policy and legislation impacting Health Centers and the delivery of primary care to the state's medically underserved and uninsured residents. We collectively advocate on behalf of all Michigan Health Centers and their patients. In this role we:

  • Develop relationships with policymakers and assist them in developing policy that impacts accessibility, capacity, quality, and delivery of health care in Michigan
  • Participate and influence health care reform development and concurrent system changes at the state and federal level
  • Create or identify opportunities for participating in new models of service delivery and reimbursement that integrates care or expands service delivery and demonstrates effective reimbursement mechanisms
  • Keep Michigan Health Center advocates up-to-date on current policy and legislative issues impacting Health Centers and the patients they serve


Advocacy is the Key to the Future of the Health Center Program

Advocacy is using your voice to raise public awareness and build support for an issue or program, such as the Health Center Program. One person who advocates can have a major impact as EVERY VOICE COUNTS. Many people working together can achieve exponentially greater results. Advocacy is taking action, getting involved, participating, and committing. Elected officials and policy makers depend on advocates to help them understand issues that deserve their support. Health Centers and their patients need you to advocate for them. Make your voice count—sign up to become a Health Care Defender today.


Health Center Advocacy Resources

Housed within the MPCA website is a wealth of educational and resource materials on a variety of topics relevant to Michigan Health Centers and the delivery of primary and preventive care to medically underserved areas and populations. To access Health Center Advocacy Resources you may search the website by keyword using the search field at the top of this page, or you may search the Health Center Advocacy Resources webpage.


More Information

J. Ryan Grinnell, MPA
Government Affairs Manager




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