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In 2018, UPHCS was awarded a total of $65,000 in grant funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan – Investing in Upper Peninsula Health program, with $20,000 coming from a co-sponsorship provided by the Superior Health Foundation. The funding was used to launch an initiative in Ontonagon and Houghton counties.  Through partnerships with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Centers and Aspirus Ontonagon, the project integrated telehealth technology into primary care clinics to increase access and availability of retinopathy screenings for diabetic patients in the region…

UPHCS received funding in April, 2020 to help Primary Care Physician (PCPs) offices in the Upper Peninsula to implement and improve their telehealth capabilities in order to continue serving patients while observing optimal safe social distancing protocols for patients and staff…

The purpose of this project is to build evaluation capacity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by providing training to UPHCS personnel and conducting brief program evaluation workshops for health-focused organizations throughout the UP. Access to more evaluation capacity in the UP will encourage more grant funded programming, support more accurate measurement of the impact of these programs, and ultimately, develop a culture of data driven decision making that will allow grant dollars to be spent more effectively and positively affect the health outcomes of the people these local organizations serve…

The High Touch-High Tech (HT2) project will combine sophisticated, interactive mobile technology (the “Mommy Checkup” app) with specially trained treatment providers to improve and integrate treatment services for this critically important group

The High Touch-High Tech (HT2) project will combine sophisticated, interactive mobile technology (the “Mommy Checkup” app) with specially trained treatment providers to improve and integrate treatment services for this critically important group

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) was a region-wide collaboration with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goal of the program was to improve and better align the practices of 15,000+ clinicians for value-based reimbursement system reform…

In late 2017, Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. was awarded a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to expand the evidence-based advance care planning program, Make a Plan, Share Plan. The project improved access to advance care planning services for all adults in the Upper Peninsula…

In 2016, the HRSA Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement program funded a 3 year project to implement an evidence-based quality improvement model that tested the efficacy of systemic changes on a specific set of quality metrics, using health information technology to track and report on quality and cost. The goal was to promote the development of an evidence-based culture and encourage the delivery of care that benefits from coordination among medical team members and provider entities in the primary care setting. Specific objectives centered on enhanced chronic disease management, with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease…