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Michigan Organizations

Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Public affairs research organization that studies issues related to state and local government in Michigan. Addresses topics that include Medicaid, public health, mental health, and many other areas.
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Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC)
Works to improve access to primary and preventive care by recruiting, training, and retaining health professionals in medically underserved and health professional shortage areas. Provides clinical training opportunities for health students, provides continuing education programs for health professionals, and prepares disadvantaged youth for healthcare careers. Comprised of five regional AHEC centers.
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Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)
Michigan State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH)
Serves as the Michigan State Office of Rural Health and the Michigan State Rural Health Association. Coordinates resources and activities statewide, collects and disseminates information concerning rural health issues, promotes recruitment and retention of health professionals, and strengthens state/local/federal partnerships.
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Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA)
Provides programs and services to help low income individuals and families achieve greater economic self-sufficiency and stability. Includes the Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program.
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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Responsible for policy and management of the Michigan's publicly-funded health and social service systems. Focuses on the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations.
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Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA)
Represents community hospitals in Michigan including critical access, public, teaching, and long-term acute care hospitals. Works to provide quality patient care and healthcare services. Includes the Michigan Small or Rural Hospital Council.
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Michigan Oral Health Coalition (MOHC)
Works to improve oral health in Michigan by focusing on prevention, health promotion, oral health data, access and the link between oral health and overall health. Oversees many programs which provide dental care to rural, underserved, and underinsured individuals including free clinics, community dental clinics, and donated dental services.
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Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Promotes, supports, and develops quality primary health care services in Michigan. Represents 40 Community Health Centers and other community-based providers in Michigan.
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Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Michigan by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Michigan Rural Council (MRC)
Formed from the merger of two organizations - the Rural Partners of Michigan and the Michigan Rural Network. Addresses rural issues in Michigan, promotes rural development, and advocates for projects and policies that impact rural Michigan.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
One of four regional rural development centers in the nation. Works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Michigan (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.
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USDA Rural Development Michigan State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 7/19/2017