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Primary Care and Behavioral Health providers are advancing suicide prevention and improving mental health care in the State of Michigan.

MI Mind Regional Meetings Under Way

Response for the Regional Meetings has been excellent and registration is full. Agendas include a data overview, breakout sessions and provider presentations. PO Leads, Site Champions, and
Administrative Liaisons need only attend one regional meeting to fulfill the Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) requirement.

For those who could not attend the in-person meetings, a virtual Regional Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1 from noon to 2 p.m. Watch your email for details and a registration link.

Register Today for a MI Mind Regional Meeting

Regional meetings for current MI Mind members will be held in May and June. Meeting agendas include a data overview, breakout sessions and provider presentations. PO Leads, Site Champions, and Administrative Liaisons need only attend one regional meeting to fulfill the Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) requirement. Register today.

MI Mind Regional Meetings

Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Weber's Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Delamar Traverse City
615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Regional Meeting Presentation Opportunities

Site Champions and Provider Organization leads are invited to present at the regional meetings. Presentations are 10 to 15 minutes long and can describe how you have strengthened your care pathway, partnered with other resources or organizations to prevent suicide, or another topic related to MI Mind protocols, processes or suicide prevention. Presenters receive additional points on their PO’s scorecard for making a presentation to colleagues. For more information and to express your interest, email the MI Mind team at MIMind@hfhs.org.

Collaborative Meeting for New Members

All Provider Organization (P.O.) leaders, including new MI Mind members, will be invited to a Collaborative Meeting on Friday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John’s Resort in Plymouth, Mich. Watch your email, the MI Mind Memorandum newsletter and the MI Mind website for details.

What is MI Mind?

It is a collaborative quality initiative (CQI) bringing providers, health systems and suicide prevention experts together to reach shared goals: Improving suicide prevention, care and access to key behavioral health services in the State of Michigan. Our mission is to engage psychiatrists, psychologists and primary care physicians in the use of care pathways to significantly reduce suicides in Michigan.

Led by Henry Ford Health in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, the program offers providers evidence-based suicide prevention practices backed by training, information, support and evaluation with a long-term goal of furthering research, innovation and advances in clinical care.

What is a Site Champion?

A Site Champion is a physician or established leader in the participating practice who is engaged, energetic, and passionate about the intersection of behavioral and physical health. Learn more.


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MI Mind Provider Organizations

When Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP), Trinity Health Alliance of Michigan (THAM), and Holland PHO joined MI Mind for the second cohort, the total number of MI Mind primary care and behavioral health providers reached nearly 500. Trinity Health and Holland PHO expanded the CQI’s presence in western Michigan, while Upper Peninsula Health Group extended the reach of MI Mind to serve patients and providers in the state's upper peninsula:

  • Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) is based in Marquette and extends the geographic reach of MI Mind throughout the Upper Peninsula.
  • Trinity Health Alliance of Michigan (THAM) is headquartered in Muskegon and serves patients in western Michigan.
  • Holland PHO is a physician-hospital organization and a cooperative partnership between community physicians and Holland Hospital.

Order Crisis Cards for your practice

MI Mind Crisis Cards are available for participating providers at no cost to give to patients and their loved ones. The cards include the 988 Crisis and Suicide Lifeline, Trans Life Line and Veteran’s Crisis Line. Email MI Mind at MIMind@hfhs.org to request a supply for your practice.

MI Mind Crisis Cards

Contact us

MI Mind
One Ford Place, Suite 5E, Detroit, MI 48202

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Support for MI Mind is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and MI Mind work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.


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