News to Know - Week of Jan. 13

Posted on January 11, 2020

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan13:

  • The MHA Council on Behavioral Health Integration will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos. The council will discuss the MHA response to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services “Vision for Strengthening the Behavioral Health System,” which Department Director Robert Gordon released at a joint legislative hearing Dec. 4. For more information, contact Laura Appel at the MHA.
  • The MHA Workplace Safety Advancing Your Workplace Violence Prevention Webinar will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday. John Bolde, system director, safety and security, Munson Healthcare, and Ken Smith, director of associate safety at SCL Health in Colorado, will discuss workplace safety in healthcare and how their organizations have implemented programs to help mitigate the risk of violence. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.
  • Applications will be accepted only during the first week of February for the current application period of the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP). The program assists employers in the recruitment and retention of primary care providers by providing up to $200,000 in tax-free funds to repay educational debt. The highly competitive process requires providers and employers to carefully read the MSLRP Application Period Update and the entire MSLRP website to ensure all specifications of the process are met. Significant program changes starting with this application period are included in these materials. Only applications postmarked from Feb. 3-7 will be accepted, with Feb. 3 postmarks being considered first. If questions remain after reading the MSLRP website, contact Ken Miller at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at (517) 241-9946.

Tags: behavioral health, workplace safety, MSLRP

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