New legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Whitmer is helping make sure that the benefits of the technology are here to stay. The bipartisan, five-bill package will expand the availability of telemedicine for Michigan’s Medicaid enrollees, starting in October 2020.
Medication-assisted treatment is a critically important tool available for opioid use disorder, and yet it continues to be widely misunderstood and underutilized. We want to dispel some myths and explain why this rapidly developing treatment is a game-changer in the field of substance use disorder care.
The Health Fund and four other funders are joining together to support 61 Michigan health organizations as they ramp up telehealth efforts. The nearly $3 million of grants will help patients access critical care without putting themselves, their families, or their doctors at risk.
“A Year in Health” illustrates some of ways we learned from our partners and spread the word about their work, from studying behavioral healthcare access to investing in health journalism.
We’re pleased to announce 39 new awards through our 2019 Behavioral Health and Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles programs! The funded projects are innovative efforts to improve the state of health in every part of Michigan.