The Card Will Get You in the Door, But Are the Health Providers at Home?

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Presented at the National Academy for State Health Policy's 20th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Denver, Colorado. Author: Kim Sibilsky

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The Card Will Get You in the Door, But Are the Health Providers at Home?

  1. 1. The Card Will Get You in the Door, But Are the Health Providers at Home? Kim E. Sibilsky, Executive Director Michigan Primary Care Association NASHP 20 th Annual State Health Policy Conference October 15, 2007
  2. 2. The Card Will Get You in the Door <ul><li>Michigan Primary Care Association System Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Early Years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Store Fronts to Big Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting the Bar in Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FQHCs: Michigan’s Answer to Many Questions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Card Will Get You in the Door <ul><li>Michigan’s Efforts to Expand Coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Coverage Levels and Gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems’ Approaches to Meet Need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FQHC negotiations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MIChild </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy Kids Dental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indigent Care Plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family Planning Waiver </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan First </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Are the Health Providers at Home? <ul><li>Health Workforce Capacity in Michigan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Gaps Present and Future: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physicians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies to Change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse Practitioners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies to Change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dentists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies to Change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Are the Health Providers at Home? <ul><li>Improvement Strategies That Work in Michigan - Nursing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSU College of Nursing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing for Life: RN Career Transition Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FQHC Clinical Partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Are the Health Providers at Home? <ul><li>Improvement Strategies That Work in Michigan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Michigan School of Dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Rotation of All 4 th Year Dental Students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FQHC Maximization </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Are the Health Providers at Home? <ul><li>Lessons Learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The more exposure to underserved communities the more likely students will stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic programs in underserved areas add to the “glow” of the health center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The closer to practice the commitment, the more likely the retention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State dollars fund health professions education…make them accountable! </li></ul></ul>

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