• In November of 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Innovation, the research arm of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) released a new study underscoring Michigan’s Community Mental Health’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of integrating behavioral health and physical healthcare.  

  • Reinforcing the commitment to its core mission while embracing innovation - the Association changes its name and logo

    As you may have heard, this Association is changing its name and logo. The Association’s new name will be the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This new name retains the words “community mental health” to represent the association’s link to the community mental health movement that, fifty years since its genesis, is in robust and continual development.   However, you will notice that the name no longer contains the word “Boards”. While the Association is still led by the members of the Boards of Directors of the state’s public Community Mental Health centers (CMHs) and public Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) – with Board members making up 2/3 of the Association’s Member Assembly – the Michigan Mental Health Code (the state law under which the public BHIDD system in Michigan is governed) has not, for years, used the term “Board” to describe the local and regional organizations that make up the public BHIDD system. Additionally, none of the Association’s members use the word “Board” in their names.

    In addition to the name change, the Association is announcing a new logo; a logo that stands out from the crowd; a logo that represents the Association’s commitment to innovation, boldness, professionalism, accessibility and a person-centered approach to service (the latter two traits underscored by the letter C in the form of a person with his or her arms outstretched).  To view the new logo click on the link below:

    Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

    The members and stakeholders of the Association will start to see the new name and logo appear in a number of ways and venues. Rather than a grand reveal/announcement of the new name and logo, the Association’s members and stakeholders will see them appearing in any of a number of applications and venues, including on the Association’s newly redesigned website (to be launched in the next few weeks), in conference materials (starting with the  Fall Association conference), in the headers of Association materials, including the Friday Facts, display banners, on letterhead and business cards, and in all of the ways that the Association’s new name and distinctive logo will work to promote the visibility of this Association.

    The new name and logo underscore that, in the midst of the innovation required for our system to respond to an ever changing environment (both opportunities and challenges), our system and this Association have never forgotten our roots in the community mental health movement – a civil rights movement in every sense of the word. A movement that is grounded in the commitment to the dignity of the person and to each person’s right, regardless of ability or disability, to self-determination, full citizenship, community inclusion, and equality of opportunity.

  • In March, 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Innovation, the research arm of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) released a new study underscoring the cost-effectiveness of Michigan’s behavioral health system.

    The study, titled Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve: The success of Michigan’s public mental health system in achieving sustainable healthcare cost control, details the savings that have been achieved by the management of the Medicaid mental health benefit, by the state’s public mental healthcare system.  

    The report found that, when compared against Medicaid rate increase in the rest of the country, Michigan’s public mental health system saved over $5 billion dollars since 1998, when this public system became the managed care organization for the state’s Medicaid mental health benefit

    This study can be found at: https://www.macmhb.org/sites/default/files/attachments/files/Bending%20the%20cost%20curve-rev%20%282%29_0.pdf

     

  • A number of the members of the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), MARO, and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) – from those who are nearly HCBS ready to those who are starting their HCBS readiness efforts -   have asked for guidance in locating key resources as they work to ensure the readiness of their organizations, consumers, and stakeholders to make the changes required as Michigan implements its Home and Community Based Services HCBS) rules changes.

  • A number of the members of the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), MARO, and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) – from those who are nearly HCBS ready to those who are starting their HCBS readiness efforts -   have asked for guidance in locating key resources as they work to ensure the readiness of their organizations, consumers, and stakeholders to make the changes required as Michigan implements its Home and Community Based Services HCBS) rules changes.

  • In November of 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Innovation, the research arm of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) released a new study underscoring Michigan’s Community Mental Health’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of integrating behavioral health and physical healthcare.  

  • Reinforcing the commitment to its core mission while embracing innovation - the Association changes its name and logo

    As you may have heard, this Association is changing its name and logo. The Association’s new name will be the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This new name retains the words “community mental health” to represent the association’s link to the community mental health movement that, fifty years since its genesis, is in robust and continual development.   However, you will notice that the name no longer contains the word “Boards”. While the Association is still led by the members of the Boards of Directors of the state’s public Community Mental Health centers (CMHs) and public Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) – with Board members making up 2/3 of the Association’s Member Assembly – the Michigan Mental Health Code (the state law under which the public BHIDD system in Michigan is governed) has not, for years, used the term “Board” to describe the local and regional organizations that make up the public BHIDD system. Additionally, none of the Association’s members use the word “Board” in their names.

    In addition to the name change, the Association is announcing a new logo; a logo that stands out from the crowd; a logo that represents the Association’s commitment to innovation, boldness, professionalism, accessibility and a person-centered approach to service (the latter two traits underscored by the letter C in the form of a person with his or her arms outstretched).  To view the new logo click on the link below:

    Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

    The members and stakeholders of the Association will start to see the new name and logo appear in a number of ways and venues. Rather than a grand reveal/announcement of the new name and logo, the Association’s members and stakeholders will see them appearing in any of a number of applications and venues, including on the Association’s newly redesigned website (to be launched in the next few weeks), in conference materials (starting with the  Fall Association conference), in the headers of Association materials, including the Friday Facts, display banners, on letterhead and business cards, and in all of the ways that the Association’s new name and distinctive logo will work to promote the visibility of this Association.

    The new name and logo underscore that, in the midst of the innovation required for our system to respond to an ever changing environment (both opportunities and challenges), our system and this Association have never forgotten our roots in the community mental health movement – a civil rights movement in every sense of the word. A movement that is grounded in the commitment to the dignity of the person and to each person’s right, regardless of ability or disability, to self-determination, full citizenship, community inclusion, and equality of opportunity.

  • In March, 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Innovation, the research arm of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) released a new study underscoring the cost-effectiveness of Michigan’s behavioral health system.

    The study, titled Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve: The success of Michigan’s public mental health system in achieving sustainable healthcare cost control, details the savings that have been achieved by the management of the Medicaid mental health benefit, by the state’s public mental healthcare system.  

    The report found that, when compared against Medicaid rate increase in the rest of the country, Michigan’s public mental health system saved over $5 billion dollars since 1998, when this public system became the managed care organization for the state’s Medicaid mental health benefit

    This study can be found at: https://www.macmhb.org/sites/default/files/attachments/files/Bending%20the%20cost%20curve-rev%20%282%29_0.pdf

     

  • A number of the members of the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), MARO, and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) – from those who are nearly HCBS ready to those who are starting their HCBS readiness efforts -   have asked for guidance in locating key resources as they work to ensure the readiness of their organizations, consumers, and stakeholders to make the changes required as Michigan implements its Home and Community Based Services HCBS) rules changes.

  • A number of the members of the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), MARO, and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) – from those who are nearly HCBS ready to those who are starting their HCBS readiness efforts -   have asked for guidance in locating key resources as they work to ensure the readiness of their organizations, consumers, and stakeholders to make the changes required as Michigan implements its Home and Community Based Services HCBS) rules changes.

  • Reinforcing the commitment to its core mission while embracing innovation - the Association changes its name and logo

    As you may have heard, this Association is changing its name and logo. The Association’s new name will be the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This new name retains the words “community mental health” to represent the association’s link to the community mental health movement that, fifty years since its genesis, is in robust and continual development.   However, you will notice that the name no longer contains the word “Boards”. While the Association is still led by the members of the Boards of Directors of the state’s public Community Mental Health centers (CMHs) and public Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) – with Board members making up 2/3 of the Association’s Member Assembly – the Michigan Mental Health Code (the state law under which the public BHIDD system in Michigan is governed) has not, for years, used the term “Board” to describe the local and regional organizations that make up the public BHIDD system. Additionally, none of the Association’s members use the word “Board” in their names.

    In addition to the name change, the Association is announcing a new logo; a logo that stands out from the crowd; a logo that represents the Association’s commitment to innovation, boldness, professionalism, accessibility and a person-centered approach to service (the latter two traits underscored by the letter C in the form of a person with his or her arms outstretched).  To view the new logo click on the link below:

    Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

    The members and stakeholders of the Association will start to see the new name and logo appear in a number of ways and venues. Rather than a grand reveal/announcement of the new name and logo, the Association’s members and stakeholders will see them appearing in any of a number of applications and venues, including on the Association’s newly redesigned website (to be launched in the next few weeks), in conference materials (starting with the  Fall Association conference), in the headers of Association materials, including the Friday Facts, display banners, on letterhead and business cards, and in all of the ways that the Association’s new name and distinctive logo will work to promote the visibility of this Association.

    The new name and logo underscore that, in the midst of the innovation required for our system to respond to an ever changing environment (both opportunities and challenges), our system and this Association have never forgotten our roots in the community mental health movement – a civil rights movement in every sense of the word. A movement that is grounded in the commitment to the dignity of the person and to each person’s right, regardless of ability or disability, to self-determination, full citizenship, community inclusion, and equality of opportunity.

  • On February 14, 2017, a webinar was held by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards.  Presenters included Dr. Debra Pinals, Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Forensics Programs, MDHHS; Nancy McDonald, Program Manager for Emergency Services and Corrections, Kalamazoo CMH & SAS, and; Judge Milton Mack, State Court Administrator, Wayne County Probate Court. Click  the link below to view the slides from that presentation.  The recorded webinar will be available in the near future.

    http://tinyurl.com/zgm2dd3

  • Reinforcing the commitment to its core mission while embracing innovation - the Association changes its name and logo

    As you may have heard, this Association is changing its name and logo. The Association’s new name will be the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This new name retains the words “community mental health” to represent the association’s link to the community mental health movement that, fifty years since its genesis, is in robust and continual development.   However, you will notice that the name no longer contains the word “Boards”. While the Association is still led by the members of the Boards of Directors of the state’s public Community Mental Health centers (CMHs) and public Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) – with Board members making up 2/3 of the Association’s Member Assembly – the Michigan Mental Health Code (the state law under which the public BHIDD system in Michigan is governed) has not, for years, used the term “Board” to describe the local and regional organizations that make up the public BHIDD system. Additionally, none of the Association’s members use the word “Board” in their names.

    In addition to the name change, the Association is announcing a new logo; a logo that stands out from the crowd; a logo that represents the Association’s commitment to innovation, boldness, professionalism, accessibility and a person-centered approach to service (the latter two traits underscored by the letter C in the form of a person with his or her arms outstretched).  To view the new logo click on the link below:

    Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

    The members and stakeholders of the Association will start to see the new name and logo appear in a number of ways and venues. Rather than a grand reveal/announcement of the new name and logo, the Association’s members and stakeholders will see them appearing in any of a number of applications and venues, including on the Association’s newly redesigned website (to be launched in the next few weeks), in conference materials (starting with the  Fall Association conference), in the headers of Association materials, including the Friday Facts, display banners, on letterhead and business cards, and in all of the ways that the Association’s new name and distinctive logo will work to promote the visibility of this Association.

    The new name and logo underscore that, in the midst of the innovation required for our system to respond to an ever changing environment (both opportunities and challenges), our system and this Association have never forgotten our roots in the community mental health movement – a civil rights movement in every sense of the word. A movement that is grounded in the commitment to the dignity of the person and to each person’s right, regardless of ability or disability, to self-determination, full citizenship, community inclusion, and equality of opportunity.

  • Michigan Association of  Community Mental Health will be reviewing a range of media, governmental, and industry sources to track developments in Washington, DC related to changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid and making resources from some of the best of them available to MACMHB members and partners. Those resources can be found at the link below:

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