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UPHCS Awarded $296,243 Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant
MARQUETTE - Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. (UPHCS) has been awarded a $296,243 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to expand the evidence based advance care planning program, Make a Plan, Share Plan. The grant monies will be used to improve access and availability of integrated services for all adults through collaboration with community-based organizations and health systems across the region.
The Make a Plan, Share a Plan advance care planning model, developed in partnership with Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) and Honoring Healthcare Choices-Michigan, is cen- tered on honoring the dynamic and individualized needs of each adult. "An individual's ability to maintain personal control and dignity during a health crisis supports patient-centered health care delivery," said UPHP Advance Care Planning Program Manager, Kate LaBeau. The opportunity to expand and inte- grate care delivery that is based on an individual's goals, values, and beliefs will lead to improved health care across the region.
Make a Plan, Share a Plan expands training and educational opportunities of certified advance care planning facilitators, and partners with senior services throughout the Upper Peninsula to provide advance care planning services. This grant will also be used to train and utilize existing clinical and healthcare staff, such as care managers and community health workers, to create a cost effective, integrated approach to meet the healthcare needs of the
region's adult population.
Make a Plan, Share a Plan will rely on innovative and cost-
effective health information technology (HIT) to enable providers, across the state of Michigan, access to advance care planning documents in a common location. In addition, Kate LaBeau will also make additional efforts toward community engagement with local media
partners and organizations. Look for coming opportuni- ties to "Share Your Story" with others.
UPHCS thanks the Michi- gan Health Endowment Fund who works to improve the health and wellness of Michi- gan residents and reduce the cost of health care, with a spe- cial focus on children and sen- iors. More information about the Health Fund can be found at
Upper Peninsula Health
Care Solutions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organiza-
tion that serves the 310,000 residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are a network of community health care providers with a shared vision of working together to improve access, reduce cost, and promote quality health care services in the com- munities served by our members. Visit for more information.
906-225-7500 or 800-835-2556
853 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855

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