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MPCA is happy to provide interviews, quotes, and background information to members of the media researching, writing, and producing reports about Michigan Health Centers, the health care safety net, and other community-based health and access to health care topics.

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Jen Anderson

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State & National News
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
MDHHS submits final 298 report to the legislature »
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today submitted the final report for the Sec...
Friday, March 3, 2017
Facing ACA repeal, community clinics look down double-barreled gun »
  It's a long drive from Dr. Van Breeding's hometown of Whitesburg, Ky., to Lexington. As a child, his family made...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Column: Healthy Michigan good for state »
Eighty-one percent of Michiganians are clear when it comes to health care access. They believe the state or federal govern...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Flint families can get nutritious food; dates announced for December mobile food bank stops »
LANSING, Mich. – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pan...
Friday, November 11, 2016
CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services »
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a funding opportunity providing up to $66.1 millio...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Nearly $1 million in funds awarded to innovative health projects by MDHHS »
LANSING, Mich. – To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of health services, 33 projects in Michigan w...
Friday, November 11, 2016
2017 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced »
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2017 premiums for the Medicare inpatient hospi...
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Michigan encourages schools to participate in CPR/AED Drill Week »
LANSING, Mich. – Every year, approximately 326,000 people fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at home or in public...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Michigan submits federal request to provide expanded lead abatement activities »
Michigan submits federal request to provide expanded lead abatement activities CHIP Health Services Initiative wou...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Flint families can get nutritious food; dates announced for November mobile food bank stops »
LANSING, Mich. – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pan...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Michigan received $709 million from Obamacare to improve health system »
$709 million have been awarded to Michigan entities, ranking it 11 th in the country for most ACA funds. Moreover, five o...
Monday, July 25, 2016
$36 Million is awarded by HHS »
HHS has awarded more than $36 million in funding for health information technology. This funding will go to 50 Health Cent...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Nancy Vreibel brings 40 years of experience in Michigan government as new chief deputy director of M »
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services today announced that Nancy Vreibel will be the dep...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
An Increase in State Budget For Oral Health »
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a budget of $55 billion and this includes $25 million to help increase the state's Healthy...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Medicaid Expansion helps Increase Innovation In Bahavorial Health »
The States who have accepted federal funding for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been able to better the care...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Cost of Kids dental plans will be apart of ACA »
The Affordable Care Act helps lower-income individuals or families receive tax subsidies that will help with the cost of p...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Flint Kids Exposed to Lead Deserve Long-Term Support »
Millions in Funding Supports Flint Child Health & Development Fund        &nbs...
Friday, June 17, 2016
HHS Awards $156 Million to Health Centers to Expand Oral Health Services »
On June 16, 2016, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $156 million in funding to...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Asian & Pacific Islander One of the Fastest Growing Racial/Ethnic Group in Michigan »
On May 12, 2016, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) reported the Asian and Pacific Islander (A...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Enrollment for Flint Medicaid Waiver Launches Today »
LANSING, Mich. – Today, many Flint residents who were served by the city’s water system within the past two years can begi...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
HHS Moves One Step Closer to Modernizing Medicare Payments »
On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health & Human Services  issued  a proposal to align and modernize how...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
CMS Launches New Multi-Payer Initiative to Improve Primary Care »
On April 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its largest-ever initiative to transfo...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
2016 Childhood Immunization Champion for Michigan Named »
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) is proud to announce that Cheryl A Szof, BS, RPh, pharmacist a...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
UnitedHealth Leaving ACA Exchange in Michigan »
UnitedHealth Group, Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer, announced they will not participate in the Affordable Care Ac...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Major Reorganization at MDHHS »
On April 1, 2016, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) announced major changes in the structure...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
HRSA Grant Doubled to Provide Additional Services in Flint »
On April 1, 2016, Health Resources and Services Administration announced an $8 million grant to support Maternal, Infant a...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Michigan Infant Mortality Rate Down »
On March 30, 2016, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services announce the 2016-2019 Michigan Infant Mortalit...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
CMS Finalizes Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Rule for Medicaid and CHIP »
On March 29, 2016, in conjunction with the President’s visit to the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, the Centers...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
HHS Awards $94 Million to Health Centers to Treat Substance Use, Over $3 Million to Michigan »
Lansing, MI, March 15, 2016 – U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $94 million in A...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Blueprint for Health Innovation Regions Announced by MDHHS »
On March 9, 2016, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services announced the five pilot regions for the Blueprin...
Monday, March 7, 2016
Medicaid Expansion in Flint Approved »
Flint residents are eligible for expanded Medicaid coverage after the federal government approved Governor Snyder's reques...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Zika Virus Reported in Michigan »
According to a February 24, 2016 news release from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Michiga...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
HHS Awards $500,000 in Funding to Flint Health Centers »
On February 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell visited a Flint Health C...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
MDHHS Appoints Chief Medical Executive to Full-Time Position »
Dr. Eden Wells has been appointed to a full-time position as the Chief Medical Executive with the Michigan Department of H...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Governor Snyder Seeks Federal Waiver to Expand Medicaid Services in Flint »
On February 14, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder submitted a request to expand Medicaid and the Children's Health Insur...

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