Professional Practice Activities
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative
  • The following links contain a variety of professional practice activities/topics of interest to health professionals of all disciplines.

    Michigan Professional Nursing Development
    Includes the Michigan Nurse Preceptor Academy which is a train-the-trainer program for licensed nurses in Michigan.

    Michigan Nursing Mapping
    Illustrates the distribution of nurses in Michigan.

    Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative 
    If implemented, it is hoped that the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the viability of the health care delivery system.

    Cultural Competency
    Clinical care should be patient-centered and tailored to each individual, regardless of the ethnicity of the patient or provider. Select the link above for more information.

    Pain Management
    The Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management regularly meets to implement major recommendations of the ACPSM Report of 2002 and to continually develop new recommendations. Information regarding the ongoing activities of the committee is available on Michigan's Pain and Symptom Management website.

    Patient Safety
    Patient safety is a growing concern nationwide. In September of 2004, the Governor designated the Michigan Health and Safety Coalition to act as the State Commission on Patient Safety (SCPS) per Public Act 119-04. Staff designed a State of Michigan patient safety website for both the public and health professionals.

    Licensee Survey Reports
    Following the link above will provide you with information about in-progress surveys of health professionals, and a report and analysis of completed surveys.

    E-Health in Michigan
    The Director of the Bureau of Health Professions of the Department of Community Health convened a workgroup in 2005 to examine issues associated with the delivery of health care through the use of various technologies utilized to gather, analyze, store and transmit patient health data. The link above contains the final report as submitted to the Director of MDCH in March 2008.

    Professional Practice Section
    The BHP established a new work unit in August of 2006: the Workforce Development, Research & Evaluation (WDRE) section. In April 2009, the section name changed to Professional Practice Section (PPA). The PPA section is comprised of staff that oversees ongoing efforts and various projects that address the objectives of the Michigan Healthcare Workforce Center.