Medical Monitoring Project (MMP)
The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is a public health initiative designed to learn more about the experiences and needs of people who are living with HIV. It is supported by several government agencies and conducted by state and local health departments along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By collecting locally and nationally representative behavioral and medical record data from people living with HIV, MMP will help answer the following questions:
- How many people living with HIV are receiving medical care for HIV?
- How easy is it to access medical care, prevention, and support services?
- What are the met and unmet needs of people living with HIV?
- How is treatment affecting people living with HIV?
People sampled for MMP will be contacted by health department staff working for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) thru mail and/or phone.
Why is MMP Important?
MMP is important because it provides information about the behaviors, medical care, and health status of people living with HIV.
MMP is unique in that it describes comprehensive clinical and behavioral information from people carefully sampled to represent everyone diagnosed with HIV in the United States. Because MMP's estimates are designed to be representative, information gathered from MMP may be used by prevention planning groups, policy leaders, health care providers, and people living with HIV to highlight disparities in care and services and advocate for needed resources.
Learn More About MMP
The MMP has two components: a personal interview and medical record abstraction.
MMP staff will invite each selected patient to participate in a face-to-face interview or telephone interview. The interview takes approximately 60 minutes and includes questions concerning their medical history, use of medical and social services, and risk behaviors. Participants receive a token of appreciation for their time.
Trained MMP medical record abstractors will then collect additional information from the patient's medical chart, which complements the data from the interview.
Is the information collected kept confidential?
Yes, all information collected will be kept confidential, including your name, your contact information, and, if you have a health care provider, your provider's name or the facility where he or she practices.
Participants' names, facility names, and provider names are not sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will not be used in any reports.
Where can I learn more about MMP?
You can reach out to the Michigan Medical Monitoring Project at MDHHS-HealthSurvey@michigan.gov.
Participant Interview Materials
Additional Resources for Participants
- MMP Statement of Informed Consent - English 2022
- MMP Statement of Informed Consent - Spanish 2022
- MMP Response Cards - English 2022
- MMP Response Cards - Spanish 2022
- MDHHS Authorization for Release of Medical Records 2022
- University of Michigan Authorization for Release of Medical Records 2022
- Veterans Administration Medical Center Release of Medical Records 2022
- MMP Token of Appreciation Receipt 2022
- MMP Quality Assessment Form 2022
Providers of HIV care are essential to the success of the Medical Monitoring Project. The MMP has great potential to shape the future of HIV care, treatment, prevention, and support services. Maximizing participation of selected providers and their patients will increase the likelihood of obtaining information that is truly representative of patients in care for HIV, in Michigan and across the United States.
Providers who encourage their patients to participate in the project help to increase the representation of the data collected. Additionally, MMP encourages participants who are not in care to re-engage with their providers.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has determined that MMP is a public health surveillance activity and is not subject to Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval. It is up to individual institutions participating in MMP to decide if IRB review and approval is required. If you have questions, please contact the Project Coordinator or your local IRB authority.
Provider Advisory Board (PAB) members help foster collaborations between MMP staff and HIV care providers and encourage provider cooperation.
They can serve as a local representative or resource for MMP and answer questions from local providers and the medical community. PAB members can advise MMP staff about care and treatment and guide dissemination of information about MMP in the medical community. Their medical expertise can enhance the understanding of the impact of MMP on those living with HIV and within the HIV care provider community.
Provider Advisory Board Representative: Shannon Payne, MSN, ANP-BC, RN, ACRN
Community Advisory Board (CAB) members make sure the voice of people living with HIV is heard at the city, state and national levels.
They work with their local health department to make sure MMP respects participants' rights and protects their privacy. CAB members also make sure the information collected by MMP answers important public health questions. In addition, in some areas, CAB members can answer questions about MMP and let you know how MMP helps the local community.
Community Advisory Board Representative: Felix Sirls
Michigan MMP Data
National MMP DataComparison of Michigan and National MMP Data
- Services and Prevention Among Persons Living with HIV in Michigan in and Outside the Detroit Metropolitan Area, 2015-2019
- Stigma and Mental Health Among Persons Living with HIV in Michigan, 2015-2019
- Michigan MMP 2015-2018 Fact Sheet
- People Aged 50+ Living with Diagnosed HIV in Michigan
- Michigan MMP Care Trends 2009-2014
- HIV-Positive Adults in Care in Michigan 2009-2014 Fact Sheet
- Increased Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders for Persons Living with HIV in Michigan - Poster
- Michigan MMP 2011 Fact Sheet
If you would like to request data regarding MMP or additional aggregate outcome data on people living with HIV (PLWH) or affected by STIs in Michigan that is not available on our Data & Statistics page, please use SHOARS to submit a data request.
For detailed instructions on how to register for SHOARS and submit a data request, visit: Michigan.gov/SHOARS. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this process, reach out to MDHHS-SHOARS-SUPPORT@michigan.gov.