Publications & Reports

Racial/Ethnic and Geographic Disparities in Behavioral Healthcare in Michigan Medicaid

Through rates of behavioral health treatment and follow-up care in nine Michigan counties and ten PIHP regions, this data-driven report identifies key disparities in quality of care.

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2017 Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles Cohort Report

This report, assembled by Public Policy Associates, describes some of the primary takeaways from the Health Fund’s 2017 Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles grant round.

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2016 and 2017 Healthy Aging Cohort Report

This report, assembled by Public Sector Consultants, describes some of the primary takeaways from the Health Fund’s 2016 and 2017 Healthy Aging grant rounds.

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2016 and 2017 Behavioral Health Cohort Report

This report, assembled by Public Sector Consultants, describes some of the primary takeaways from the Health Fund’s 2016 and 2017 Behavioral Health grant rounds.

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Michigan Food Environment Scan

Hundreds of organizations are helping Michigan residents access healthy food. The Health Fund contracted with MPHI to study them all, revealing the strengths of food interventions across the state, as well as the gaps left behind.

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From Here to There: Health-related Transportation in Michigan

In this report, we review our investments in health-related transportation, look at promising models and innovations, and make recommendations to ensure future Health Fund grants support systemic change.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Michigan

View the findings from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, prepared by Public Sector Consultants for Children’s Trust Fund.

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Behavioral Health Access Study

Across the state of Michigan and the nation, access to behavioral healthcare is a critical issue. The Health Fund contracted with Altarum to study behavioral heatlhcare access. The full report is supported by research briefs and one-pagers for Medicare, Medicaid, privately-insured, and statewide total populations, as well as a social media kit for easy sharing.

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2019 Technology Report

The report examines the 46 technology projects awarded grants by the Health Fund. It highlights the trends and spotlights the standouts from nearly $13 million of funding, and it explores how the Health Fund can continue to maximize our impact in health technology.

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2014 Evaluation Report

In 2014 the Michigan Health Endowment Fund made its first awards: large grants to a small cohort of statewide organizations. This report summarizes the successes and lessons learned from this inaugural round of grantmaking, and provides a deep dive into each grant’s results.

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Behavioral Health Crisis Services: Models & Issues

Far too many people dealing with behavioral health issues end up in the emergency room. Long waits and noisy environments can exacerbate symptoms, and emergency departments often don’t have staff best suited to address complex behavioral health challenges. To effectively address behavioral health crises, we must develop and implement new models in and outside of hospital settings. This paper explores behavioral health response models, and reviews legal, financial, and coordination challenges that can be barriers to meaningful change.

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The Health Fund also prepared a supplementary piece that outlines our recommendations related to the report, as well as summaries of our grantees’ work in this area.

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Michigan Health Philanthropy Scan
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund commissioned Public Sector Consultants Inc. to conduct a scan of philanthropic giving directed toward health programs in Michigan. This report presents the findings and analysis from our review.

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