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Policy and Planning

Michigan State Rural Health Plan: MI-SORHI Report

Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement (MI-SORHI) State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012 is the product of a year-long comprehensive strategic planning initiative to identify priority health issues for rural Michigan and develop a plan of action to address these priorities. For each priority area, a set of measurable goals and objectives, along with action-oriented strategies, have been developed to guide rural health improvement over the next 5 years.
Michigan State Rural Health Plan: MI-SORHI Report
Reports on the Uninsured and Individuals with Select Health Insurance Coverage in Michigan
Characteristics of the Uninsured and Individuals with Select Health Insurance Coverage in Michigan, Updated Annually
The rural health profile examines the demographics of and compares health status between rural and non-rural areas in Michigan. Health status indicators include leading causes of death, chronic & communicable diseases, and behavioral risk factors. The profile also describes the types of resources available in rural areas of Michigan.
Michigan's Rural Health Profile
The Critical Health Indicators report describes Michigan's health and well-being and establishes a method for monitoring improvement. The report is organized by 4 specific health topics and their 28 related measures or indicators. These indicators directly or indirectly measure the health and health behaviors of Michigan residents.
Critical Health Indicators
2000-2001 Community Health Assessment and Improvement Report
Community Health Assessment and Improvement
This legislative report provides program information and summary statistics on the Michigan Essential Health Provider Program, also known as the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program.
FY 2006 - FY 2008 Michigan Essential Health Provider Program: Report to the Michigan Legislature
HPSA and MUA/P designations identify areas, population groups, and facilities with a severe shortage of primary health care resources. This site offers information on Michigan's HPSA and MUA/P designations.
Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) & Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) Designations
This site offers information on how to find free or low cost health care, and access to coverage.
Help Finding Health Care

This site offers information on the free clinic grant funding program administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

MDHHS Free Clinic Funding Program
This report offers a brief description of Michigan's health care safety net along with maps displaying the distribution of safety net providers across Michigan.
Michigan's Health Care Safety Net Providers

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released in February 2010 the first County Health Rankings Report: Michigan 2010.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute - Michigan County Health Rankings
This site offers information about Michigan's State Loan Repayment Program for healthcare providers practicing in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas.
State Loan Repayment Program

Michigan State Rural Health Plan: MI-SORHI Report

Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement (MI-SORHI) State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012 is the product of a year-long comprehensive strategic planning initiative to identify priority health issues for rural Michigan and develop a plan of action to address these priorities. For each priority area, a set of measurable goals and objectives, along with action-oriented strategies, have been developed to guide rural health improvement over the next 5 years.