Physician Peer Education Project on Immunization (PPEPI)
Organization: MSU Extension – Health and Nutrition Institute
Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have joined together to develop tools and training to help raise Michigan’s immunization rate and promote better health among all citizens. The Physician Peer Education Project on Immunization (PPEPI) has been vital to the education of members of the medical field. The PPEPI program travels throughout the state of Michigan giving immunization updates to practicing physicians and their staff at Grand Rounds, conferences and medical staff meetings. Upon request, we can process CME credits. Lectures include various topics such as:
The PPEPI program relies on expert physician trainers to complete each of the lectures. These trainers are a very dedicated group of individuals who strive for improved immunization rates throughout Michigan.
For more information, please visit our website: Physician Peer Education Project on Immunization (PPEPI).
Children's Hospital of Michigan
For nearly 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. A proud member of the Detroit Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, established in 1886, is the first and largest freestanding hospital in the state completely dedicated to serving children. This 228-bed facility has an international reputation in pediatric medicine, surgery and research, training more pediatricians than any other facility in Michigan.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan engages in groundbreaking research that has long shaped the science of pediatric medicine. Children’s is ranked as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in cardiology & heart surgery, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, and orthopedics. The Hospital is also ranked among America’s best children’s hospitals for preemie care and emergency care by Parent Magazine.
Facilities Close to Home
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s inpatient hospital is located in midtown Detroit. In 2017, the Hospital will open a new critical care patient tower which is currently under construction.
The Hospital also operates six outpatient pediatric facilities throughout Southeast Michigan in the communities of Clinton Township, Canton, Dearborn, Detroit (directly across from the main hospital), Southfield and its newest outpatient facility in Troy which includes a 24/7 Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery, pediatric specialty clinics, rehabilitation, imaging and diagnostic services.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
A nonprofit mutual insurance company founded in 1939, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the largest health insurer in Michigan, serving 4.5 million people here and 1.6 million more in other states. Includes the largest network of doctors and hospitals in Michigan: 152 hospitals, and more than 33,000 doctors. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association with more than 8,100 employees. Subsidiaries include: Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, AF Group, and LifeSecure Insurance Company. Visit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Meridian Health Plan
Meridian is a family-owned, family-operated company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, providers and in the healthcare industry.
Meridian is a nationally recognized and awarded care management and preventive care organization that provides exceptional healthcare services through Medicare (MeridianCare), Medicaid (MeridianHealth), the Health Insurance Marketplace (MeridianChoice) and as a Pharmacy Benefit Manager.
Because of Meridian’s focus on preventive care, we emphasize incorporating member immunization reminders into telephonic outreach while also notifying providers monthly about members in need of immunizations. This ensures our members receive care in the right setting at the right time and encourages them to take control of their health. A Meridian representative serves as a committee chair for the Alliance for Immunization in Michigan (AIM). Meridian and its affiliates currently serve more than 850,000 members.
For more information, visit www.mhplan.com
The Emily Stillman Foundation
The Emily Stillman Foundation has a trifold mission. First we raise awareness for and encourage organ and tissue donation. Second, we educate about Meningococcal Disease, as well as all vaccine preventable diseases. Third, we advocate globally, for all health and wellness issues. Through our vaccine programs and partnerships with clinics, we ensure that vaccines are available to all people. Visit The Emily Stillman Foundation
Michigan Health & Hospital Association
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) is the statewide leader representing all community hospitals in Michigan. Established in 1919, the MHA represents the interests of its member hospitals and health systems in both the legislative and regulatory arenas on key issues and supports their efforts to provide quality, cost-effective and accessible care. Learn more at www.mha.org.
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is committed to promoting healthy living solutions to the most underserved of our citizens. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan serves more than 250,000 adults and children in the state. We have an extensive network of primary care providers, specialists, pharmacies and local hospitals that provide quality health care services in 65 counties across lower Michigan. We recognize that improving health outcomes extend beyond accessing medical doctors and facilities, we need to be engaged through community-based initiatives. Our reach has to address those barriers that systemically touch our members on their journey to health and wellness.
Our Community Relations department strives to meet the needs of existing members, as well as support the healthy initiatives of the community at large. We are dedicated to making our presence felt in the community. Through our outreach and partnerships we educate members on the importance of immunizations for all ages.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan thrives on our mission of “Helping People Live Healthier Lives.” Learn more at www.uhccommunityplan.com.
HAP Midwest Health Plan
HAP Midwest Health Plan is a for-profit, licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Licensed in 1998 and accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) since 2000, HAP Midwest Health Plan has Medicaid and Medicare members throughout Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb, Oakland, Shiawassee, Genesee, Tuscola, Sanilac, Lapeer, Huron and St. Clair counties. HAP Midwest Health Plan is committed to providing excellence in managed care product lines to the residents of the State of Michigan, through fiscally responsible programs that assure access to and the delivery of cost effective and/quality medical services.
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Henry Ford Health System Department of Pediatrics
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems and a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, HFHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse community.
The HFHS Department of Pediatrics includes over 50 board-certified physicians, providing nearly 200,000 patient visits each year throughout southeast Michigan. Its pediatricians provide services such as well-child checkups, immunizations, prevention, treatment of common childhood illnesses, and chronic disease management. The department also operates specialized programs designed to treat the unique needs of its patients.
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities provides diagnostic evaluations, specialized therapy, and a medical home standard of care. Let’s Get Healthy!, the department’s wellness program, uses a multidisciplinary approach to educate families as they reshape their thinking regarding food, nutrition, and exercise. The largely grant funded School-Based and Community Health Program operates a number of health centers and other wellness programs located in several Detroit area public schools with the goal of reducing barriers, such as access and cost, to primary medical and behavioral health care.
All of the Pediatrics Department ambulatory clinics and school-based health centers offer free immunizations to eligible patients through the Vaccines for Children Program. Medical staff operate under the premise of “no missed opportunities” when it comes to preventive care, which includes an assessment of patients’ immunization needs at every visit. The school-based health centers coordinate with their partnering schools to identify students who are at risk of school exclusion and work with those families to get their children up-to-date with all needed vaccines.
For more information on the programs and the services offered through the Pediatrics Department, please visit our website: HFHS Department of Pediatrics.
Molina Healthcare of Michigan
Molina Healthcare, a FORTUNE 500, multi-state health care organization, arranges for the delivery of health care services and offers health information management solutions to nearly five million individuals and families who receive their care through Medicaid, Medicare and other government-funded programs in fifteen states.
For more information, please visit our website: Molina Healthcare of Michigan.