News and Updates

MPCA Maternal Health Summit

In addition, the MPCA will be hosting a virtual Maternal Health Summit on February 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is now open for the event and the cost starts at only $69.

We'll share innovative ideas, stories and best practices for improving maternal/infant health care in Michigan with a focus on Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Health center C-suite leaders, providers, nurse care managers, nurses, behavioral and oral health professionals, and community health workers are encouraged to attend.

Get the details and register,

PHE Status Update

The current COVID PHE Emergency was renewed on January 11, 2023 by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.​

The Biden Administration has indicated its intent to end the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11.  

The ending of the COVID-19 PHE will impact:​​

  • COVID vaccines, testing, treatments
  • Safety (Infection control, CDC guidance, PPE and workplace safety)
  • Finance/Billing/payment policy (telehealth too)​
  • HRSA Program flexibilities and COVID-19 activities​
  • Impacts to special populations/health equity/social determinants (housing, food benefits, etc.)
  • Medicaid Redetermination (although not PHE tied, still timely and might make sense to review comprehensively)​

Note that Medicaid Redetermination and many Telehealth policies were separated from the PHE end date through the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Federal Omnibus 23 Spending Bill).​

MWCN Homelessness & Housing Insecurity Networking Call on Tap

The MidWest Clinicians' Network has a great opportunity for health centers to attend the Homelessness and Housing Insecurity networking call, hosted on Tuesday, February 7. This one-hour call is scheduled to start at noon.

This will be a facilitated networking call to explore interest in screening, support and resources around homelessness/housing. The purpose is to connect health centers and share ideas/solutions on a casual virtual platform.

Attendees will have the chance to request topics or questions for discussion during registration.

Our New Website is Live!!

We hope you are enjoying the new look and feel of the new, which was unveiled yesterday.

Among the highlights:

  • Crisp and clean look
  • Improved navigation
  • Provides new ways to find critical resources
  • Interactive member directory
  • Showcases trainings, other opportunities for members, and events listings
  • Added MPCA store 
  • Ability for organizations to submit a form to sponsor/exhibit with MPCA
  • Organizational application form for MPCA membership
  • And much more

Extra COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Payments Ending after February Due to Recent Federal Legislation

In a recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) news release, the state agency advises families who receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) should prepare for the end of the increase in benefits that have helped address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic due to recent federal legislation.

February will be the last month that people in Michigan and other states receive the extra food assistance benefits – which have been at least $95 more per month. In March the additional benefits will no longer be issued.

People who receive food assistance should prepare and seek needed resources to accommodate this reduction in their benefits. Among the options are food banks and other agencies in their local communities, which can be found at under the “Explore Resources” tab or by calling 2-1-1

People affected by the upcoming changes can also find help on this website, which includes information about resources such as local food banks, free and reduced-price school lunches, the WIC program for women and babies, and Double Up Food Bucks – which provides $1 in Double Up Food Bucks for every $1 (up to $20 per day) that Bridge Card users spend on fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from participating retailers.

Michiganders who receive food assistance can check their regular monthly food assistance amount on their Michigan Bridge Card by going online to or calling 844-464-3447. Or they can go the ebtEDGE portal or call 888-678-8914 to check their remaining balance available to spend on food.  Customer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Spanish and Arabic service is available. If you are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing or speech-impaired, call the Michigan Relay Center at 7-1-1. 

More information about the how benefits connected to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency are changing can be found at and details about the SNAP changes can be found on the Food Assistance Program webpage.

NACHC Survey Participation on Potential Impacts of COVID-19 Policy Unwinding Requested

Health center chief executive officers recently received a survey request from NACHC on the unwinding of COVID-19 policies and the end of one-time COVID-19 relief funding. Health centers have relied on federal COVID-19 pandemic relief measures to maintain regular operations while providing COVID-19 interventions to underserved communities.
This survey is designed to collect important insights as NACHC looks to educate members of the 118th Congress on the current state of health center finances and the importance of advancing health center priorities, such as increased federal funding and a solution to 340B restrictions.
MPCA encourages you to complete the survey given the critical nature of this context and advocacy! If you’re unable to locate the survey link NACHC sent, please contact Griff Drew.

BPHC Hosting PCMH Health Equity Technical Assistance Symposium

The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) will host a virtual Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Health Equity Technical Assistance Symposium from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30Participants will have the opportunity to hear about and discuss best practices and lessons learned from peers and experts in the fields of health equity, quality improvement, and accreditation and recognition.

Visit the registration page.   

Questions? Use the BPHC Contact Form. In the Health Center Program section, select “Accreditation and Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (APCMH) - H80.”
Present to your Peers
We invite you to share data-driven quality improvement projects that improved health outcomes and/or reduced health disparities. Each presenter will have 30 minutes: 15 for your presentation and the remaining time to host a discussion of your presentation.

Interested in Presenting?
Scan the QR code or complete the presentation information form or to submit your abstract. It includes details on the structure for your proposed presentation. We must receive your abstract by Wednesday, February 1.
Health Center Presentation Tracks
The presentation portion of the symposium will have four tracks. Within each, we encourage you to emphasize data collection and impact on workforce well-being (if applicable). We are especially interested in the priority areas listed below, relating to specific Uniform Data System (UDS) data and performance measures (refer to UDS Tables 6B - Quality of Care Measures and 7 - Health Outcomes and Disparities).

Track A: Behavioral Health
  • Adult
  • Pediatric/adolescent
Track B: Chronic Disease Management
  • Cancer screenings
    • Breast
    • Cervical
    • Colorectal
  • Dental
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • HIV
  • Obesity
Track C: Maternal and Child Health
  • Childhood immunization
  • Childhood nutrition and obesity
  • Early childhood screenings
  • Maternal mental health
  • Prenatal care
  • Postpartum care
  • Women’s health and wellness
Track D: Climate Change and Environmental Health
  • Addressing climate change to promote health equity
  • Preparing health centers for extreme weather events
  • Connecting and collaborating with state and local entities
  • Connecting with the communities we serve

MDHHS Notification for Grant: Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Implementation

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on the MI E-Grants system for the CAHIP-2023-Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Implementation - 2023.

All proposal responses with related materials must be submitted electronically using the MI E-Grants system located at Agencies interested in applying for this Request for Proposal must first register both the agency and users, and process a Project Director Request in and submit their proposal by March 1 at 3 p.m.

To review information about the RFP, go to and scroll down until you find Public Health Administration. Click on it, and look for CAHIP-2023-Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Implementation - 2023 to access RFP-related information.
For application instructions, please visit and click the "About EGrAMS" link The "Competitive Application Instructions" manual will provide detailed instructions on completing an application in the MI E-Grants system.

For technical assistance when completing registration for the MI E-Grants system or entering application materials, contact the Bureau of Grants and Purchasing Helpdesk at

For additional details, please visit the MDHHS website.

Billing for RN Services in Michigan’s FQHCs FREE Seminar Series

The Team-Base Care Services for Federally Qualified HealthCare Centers (FQHC’s) three-day webinar series was created by MPCA (Michigan Primary Care Association) and MIMCT (Michigan Institute for Care Management & Transformation) along with the support of Wayne State University College of Nursing.

Due to budget-challenged environments of FQHCs, the demand for RNs to become members of the care and leadership teams has increased. As a result, RNs must learn how to generate revenue for services delivered.

These webinars focused on the impact of FQHC requirements for team-based care services. The three sessions reviewed team-based care workflows and communication, care management codes, reimbursement opportunities, consideration for EHR template development, and highlight tools that estimate revenue.

The webinar topics included care management program development, care management consideration for financial leaders, and concepts for care management teams.

To access the previously recorded resources, please visit the MICMT link.

January Credentialing Pilot Workgroup Update

Earlier this year, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) made a change to the contract language with the Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs) that allows providers to request a retroactive effective date for network participation.

Michigan Primary Care Association, in coordination with Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP), developed a Michigan MHP Credentialing Reference Guide to have clear instruction on the process. MPCA has been working with a group of health centers to pilot the changes from the Michigan MHP Credentialing Reference Guide and has been sharing updates on progress every eight weeks. 

A few highlights from the January update include continued challenges around MHP and MHP subcontractor credentialing staff being notified about the changes to the updated contract language. MPCA and our health plan partners continue to work and update tools that have been identified by the pilot workgroup. Overall, we have five MHPs who now appear to have smoother processes to complete retroactive requests. However, we continue to see initial denials or delays with most. Communication with subcontracts, particularly dental, on changes with contract language and retroactive requests has increased and we continue to move towards resolution at a steady pace.  

While this is our last planned update to the wide credentialing group who joined us in July, we will continue to share any updates or changes on the Billing Managers Listserv. Please feel free to reach out to Kelsea Frazier, Finance and Revenue Cycle Specialist, with any questions or concerns.  

MDHHS Update on Childhood Blood Lead Testing Data  

Recently, the latest information on Childhood Blood Lead Testing - Data Brief for Health Care Providers was prepared by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for pediatric and primary care providers. We are helping to raise awareness and remind clinicians to “think lead” when seeing children in clinics.

The key messages to understand are:
  • Blood lead testing remains lower than pre-pandemic levels, and lead exposure can go undetected due to this drop in testing.
  • Lead is a neurotoxin. There is no safe level of lead in blood.
  • Blood lead test results are in MCIR. Please review and contact patients who are due for blood lead testing.
Blood lead testing data by county and zip code are available at

To connect with the Environmental Health for Health Care Providers program in the MDHHS Division of Environmental Health, go to

To learn more about lead poisoning prevention and blood lead testing, visit

Tips for Drafting Effective No-Show Policy for Community Health Centers Op-Ed

A well drafted no-show policy can be effective in reducing the overall no-show rate at health centers. To be effective, the no-show policy must be clear and unambiguous, properly communicated to patients, and contain a provision addressing patient non-compliance.
Drafting Tips for Effective No-Show Policy
When drafting a no-show policy, it is important that the policy present a clear and unambiguous set of terms and conditions. The clarity of the policy is not only important to patient understanding of the policy but also to implementation of the policy by health center staff. The more complex and ambiguous the policy, the more difficult the policy will be for staff to operationalize. Poor drafting also contributes to patient confusion, distrust, and anxiety about the health care system. To reduce the possibility of patient misunderstanding the policy should set forth the goals of the policy and define key terms and conditions. The no-show policy should also be written in plain and simple language to facilitate comprehension by a diverse patient population having different educational backgrounds.  

Patient Buy-In Requires Early and Effective Communication
It is also important to communicate the no-show policy to patients early in the business relationship and very often. This effort is not only important to providing patients adequate prior notice of the no-show policy, but also critical to getting informed patient buy-in to support the process. This responsibility falls on all staff members engaging the patient throughout the patient experience, including the call center, front desk, medical assistant, and provider. Other ways of communicating a no-show policy include (1) messaging on the Patient Registration Package and appointment reminder cards; (2) electronic messaging on lobby electronic bulletin boards and web sites; and (3) creating a patient acknowledgement form which speaks to the importance of keeping medical appointments and spells out the consequences for non-compliance.
No-Show Policy Requires Action on Non-Compliance
An effective no-show policy should contain a provision which speaks to what happens if a patient fails to comply. The main purpose of the default provision is to encourage patient compliance. If a patient understands that non-compliance will result in the loss of certain privileges, the patient will hopefully exercise greater effort to make scheduled appointments. A no-show policy without a default provision will be less effective in shaping the desired behavior in some patients.
The default provision should also set forth specific penalties to discourage chronic no-shows. When fashioning such a remedy careful consideration should be given to patient demographics, frequency of missed appointments, and continuity of patient care. Special consideration should also be given to expectant mothers and behavioral health patients in the form of specific processes to address their specific needs. The most effective default provisions will be developed in the context of practice-specific business considerations balanced against the overall objective and will not reduce patient access to care. Remedies which have the unintended effect of reducing patient access to care is counterproductive to the policy.
While there are several provisions critical to a well drafted no-show policy, there are other non-tangible considerations (such as patient education) which are equally important. At the end of the day, reducing chronic high no-show rates is about preventing revenue losses which threaten patient access to affordable health care. As health care costs in the US continue to rise faster than inflation, chronic high no show rates will continue to be a priority for healthcare leadership.

--Roderick Strickland, Esquire, Advantage Heath Centers Chief Operations Officer

MPCA Offering Mental Health First Aid

For more information, please contact Associate Director of Integrated Health Janelle Murray, MPH.

2018-21 Michigan's PEPs - Capital Link Update

February 27 (12-1 p.m.) is the Save the Date for the Capital Link webinar on Michigan’s Performance Evaluation Profiles (PEPs).

MPCA has engaged Capital Link to update the PEP for every health center in Michigan as well as a statewide analysis and summary. The PEP is a diagnostic tool for health centers and primary care associations to examine financial health, productivity, utilization and staffing. Using UDS information and Capital Link's database of health center financial audits, the PEP provides multi-year performance trends (2018-2021), benchmarking the results against state, national, and peer medians across key financial and operational metrics including a peer comparison dashboard and dashboard summaries of the top metrics.

Capital Link will join us to walk through the updated 2018-2021 Performance Evaluation Profiles and discuss using the PEPs to inform performance improvement efforts. For questions, contact Honor Childress.

MPCA Workforce Updates for February

Health Center Careers Training Program Expansion
MPCA’s Health Careers Training Program is expanding to add new professions in March! Along with Medical and Dental Assistants, new professions will include Pharmacy Technicians, Medical Billers/Coders, Medical Administrative Assistant, Community Health Workers, and Doulas. All participating health centers receive funding that supports tuition, wages, and supplies. This program is a great opportunity to offer professional development to existing staff, or to recruit and retain new health center professionals. For questions on how to participate, please contact Rachel Ruddock.

Intermediary Services for Registered Apprenticeship Programs
MPCA is please to announce its now a registered intermediary for registered apprenticeship programs with the Department of Labor (DOL). Members can partner with MPCA to register their apprenticeship programs and receive administrative support and guidance from MPCA through the process. Health centers interested in creating registered apprenticeship programs can reach out to Rachel Ruddock for more information.

NHSC Application Cycle Opening Soon
HRSA has stated the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment application cycle will open soon. Health centers with eligible providers should review the latest application guidance. Contact Rachel Ruddock with any questions.

Apply Today: STAR² Center Recruitment Boot Camp
Join the ACU STAR2 Center for a six-part Recruitment Boot Camp 5.0 learning collaborative where you’ll go through each of the steps needed to undertake a successful recruitment campaign and develop a comprehensive workforce plan. Starting with a self-assessment and planning all the way through contracting, this series will provide guidance, tools, and templates for health center participants to update their recruitment processes and lay the groundwork for additional workforce planning. Attendance is free for all FQHCs and Look-Alikes. Apply here by February 6.

Doula Reimbursement Under Medicaid

Effective last month, doula services can be reimbursed under Michigan Medicaid. Medicaid will cover different types of doula services, including prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum services provided by doulas. View the final policy for a full list of covered services along with billing and reimbursement details.

Additionally, health centers interested in hiring and training Doulas can participate in MPCA’s Health Center Careers Training Program and receive funding to help offset the cost of training, supplies and wages.

Please reach out to Kelsea Frazier with any health center billing and/or reimbursement related questions. Questions regarding the Health Center Careers Training Program can be directed to Rachel Ruddock.

OSHA and MIOSHA Guidelines and Safety
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has submitted a permanent rule for COVID-19 in healthcare settings to OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) for review. No final standard has been published to date. ​

​Federal OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare 1910.502 (ETS1)​

  • Technically, federal OSHA has not rescinded their COVID-19 healthcare rules (29 CFR 1910.502) and MIOSHA has not rescinded Part 505, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare.  ​
  • The only rules that federal OSHA and MIOSHA are enforcing currently under these standards for healthcare employers include that they must maintain and make available a COVID-19 log (paragraphs 502(q)(2)(ii) and (q)(3)(ii)-(iv)) and must report all COVID-19-related fatalities and hospitalizations (paragraph 502(r)). ​

Employers are still subject to MIOSHA's General Duty Clause and are expected to make reasonable efforts to protect their employees from pandemic hazards measured against Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.​

For question or more information, contact Jeff Jones, Emergency Preparedness Specialist​.​

Public Health Emergency for the Opioid Crisis​​

On January 1, 2023, the federal government renewed the determination that an opioid public health emergency exists nationwide.​

​Removal of DATA Waiver (X-Waiver) Requirement​

SAMHSA will no longer require nor accept applications for the DATA 2000 Waiver previously needed to prescribe the drug most frequently used for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Read updates on their webpage.​

The law takes effect June 21. Here is the latest from Michigan Health and Hospital Association:
Current laws and regulations in Michigan have not changed because of the changes to federal X-Waiver requirements, but the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is in the process of revising substance use disorder (SUD) rules that would no longer require a SUD program license for buprenorphine providers. The Michigan public health code currently states:
A substance use disorder services program license is required if a prescriber is providing buprenorphine treatment to more than 100 individuals OR is providing methadone treatment. No license is needed if a prescriber is administering buprenorphine treatment to less than 100 individuals at a time.

SAMHSA Notice of Funding Opportunities: Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction​

Health centers may be interested in a funding opportunity to provide resources to help expand and enhance access to medications for OUD. It is expected that this program will help to 1) increase access to the medications for individuals with OUD, including individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority communities; and 2) decrease illicit opioid use and prescription opioid misuse. See the NOFO webpage to apply by Tuesday, March 7.​

MPCA Integrated Health Assessment​ Survey Due Soon

The Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) and the Health Center Integrated Health workgroup are working together to address gaps, barriers, and motivators Health Centers may be facing in providing effective behavioral health services in primary care and oral healthcare. The goal of this workgroup is to develop a set of best practices based on evidence-based framework and current integrated health practice for Michigan Health Centers.  

The assessment is a comprehensive strengths-based integration tool developed for use in the MPCA Integrated Health Workgroup. The purpose of this assessment is to help convey the status of integratedness in Health Centers and support communication and implementation progress across peer Health Centers and the MPCA.  

The assessment is used to:  

  • Collect information related to the strengths and needs of Michigan Health Centers  
  • Collect information to direct the integrated health priorities of Michigan Health Centers  
  • Support effective implementation of integrated health domains  
  • Support collective decision-making and implementation planning across the workgroup  
  • Promote quality of services across Health Centers  
  • Promote implementation of value-based care  

This assessment is intended for any health center staff willing to participate, and give their experience and knowledge, showcasing what integrated services look like from their position. Health center staff can collaborate to complete responses. 

This is the first of four that will come throughout the year. MPCA provides feedback to your center based on the results.    

The questions should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Assessment responses are due on Friday, February 3.

Please use this link to access the survey: MPCA Integrated Health Assessment

Mark Your Calendars for NonStop Webinar

If you are looking to better control unemployment claims, re-evaluate business insurance needs and manage unsustainable health insurance costs, attend this complimentary webinar designed specifically for FQHC leaders.

Key webinar takeaways:
  • Exposure to innovative funding models for critical insurance needs that impact your bottom line, your HR team, and your people;
  • How reimagining common insurance purchasing strategies in the areas of unemployment, business, and health can lead to greater savings and reduced administrative burden; 
  • What you can do to increase employee retention and recruitment while also keeping organizational costs down through alternative approaches to insurance solutions.
If you're responsible for the management and growth of an FQHC and are looking for new ways to tackle escalating insurance costs across multiple categories, register for the February 7 webinar here.

MPCA AmeriCorps HealthCorps is Recruiting

The Michigan Primary Care Association is seeking career-minded individuals with a passion for community and helping others who want to make an impact in the Michigan communities they serve.
Interested? Please visit the program's website for more information. Register at MyAmeriCorps and apply today!

HealthCorps members will receive training and certification as Navigators with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as training and certification as a community health worker.  
We have several health center locations in need of members, including: 

  • Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc. (Traverse City)
  • Covered Bridge Healthcare of St. Joseph County (Centreville) 
  • MidMichigan Community Health Services (Houghton Lake)
  • Great Lakes Bay Health Center (Saginaw)
  • Kalamazoo Family Health Center (Kalamazoo)
  • Catherines Health Center (Grand Rapids)

Below are the names and locations of the service sites in the Detroit area:   

  • Central City Integrated Health
    • 10 Peterboro, Detroit, 48201 (located in the midtown area of the city)
  • The Wellness Plan Health Center
    • 46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, 48342
    • 2888 West Grand Boulevard, Ste. 305, Detroit, 48202

Here's a sampling of benefits: a living allowance, an educational award upon successful completion, health insurance and more.

Members spend their service hours reaching out to individuals in the community that are not receiving primary and preventive services and connect them to care through community health centers. Connecting patients with primary care, including annual primary care visits, chronic disease management visits, or preventive services like immunizations and cancer screenings. Reengaging patients who experienced delayed or disrupted care because of COVID-19 and promoting awareness of COVID-19 precautions and alternative access to care options, such as telehealth and curbside services.
For more information about the MPCA AmeriCorps HealthCorps program or to ask questions, reach out to us! To learn more about benefits, qualifications, service commitments and types of HealthCorps service activities, please email MPCA AmeriCorps Program Director Karen Goucher or phone 517.827.0878.

Oral Health Updates for February

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Local observances often include displays, health fairs, free dental cleanings, and classroom presentations. If your health center is planning an event, please let Lindsay or Misty know so we can attend or participate. If you are interested in free National Children’s Dental Health Month materials including free posters, postcards, and activity sheets, you can order them from the ADA here.

You can use these great resources to raise awareness for NCDHM: Changes to Medicaid Dental Policies
Expanded service coverage starting on April 1:
  • Big news: periodontal services will be covered, including periodontal maintenance, scaling in the presence of gingivitis, and scaling and root planing! We applaud MDHHS for taking this step forward in comprehensive, whole-person care!
  • See the proposed policy here for additional details, including age parameters, sealant coverage, and PA requirements
  • Contact Lindsay Sailor, Integrated Health Program Manager, for more information
Dental Therapy Updates
The 2023 MPCA Dental Therapy Scholarship is on track to launch this month! Information and calls for applications will be distributed in February and March. If you know a dental hygienist, dental assistant, or even someone who has no clinical experience yet who aspires to be a dental therapist, please let them know about this opportunity! Updates about this scholarship, dental therapy education programs, and implementation activities will be shared via the Michigan Dental Therapy Newsletter. Please contact Misty Davis, RDH, Oral Health Program Manager, to be added to this email group!

Preparedness Monthly Thought for February

The Michigan Primary Care Association offers up this monthly tip for a simple but effective consideration for emergency preparedness, taken from official government sources, to help put you in a preparedness mindset.

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
2. What is my shelter plan?
3. What is my evacuation route?
4. What is my family/household communication plan?
5. Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
Especially when preparing your "Go bag" or preparedness kit, think about things such as:
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cell phone chargers and backup power supplies
  • Prescription medications
  • Insurance and medical documentation [For you AND your pets!]
  • Cash [including quarters]
  • Books, games, puzzles, and other activities
Having a plan, and a go bag ready reduces the stress and anxiety of responding to an emergency situation, and knowing your plan helps everyone be ready to go when emergency strikes.

For more information on planning tips, please visit

Please contact Jeff Jones, MPCA Emergency Preparedness and Operations Specialist, for more information at 517.381.8002.

MPCA Endorsed Business Partners Directory

The Michigan Primary Care Association is pleased to establish group purchasing arrangements with our endorsed business partners for the benefit of our member health centers. The MPCA is diligent in the vetting process of prospective companies that have the potential to help our members save on operational costs with quality goods and services. Each agreement is reviewed and approved by MPCA’s Budget & Finance Committee and our Board of Directors.

The MPCA's endorsed business partnership program can help members gain exclusive savings on office products, business essentials, technology, medical supplies, cost reduction services and much more.

Please visit the roster of our current business partners including their website, the name of a consultant for each company and their contact information.

Molina Healthcare of Michigan is a proud, longtime Silver Sponsor of the MPCA Fall Annual Conference. Thank YOU for your support of MPCA!

The Molina mission is to provide quality health services to financially vulnerable families and individuals covered by government programs. Molina Healthcare is an innovative national health care leader, providing quality care and accessible services in an efficient and caring manner.

Please visit the Molina website to learn more.


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