Professor Edie Kieffer received an award from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation via the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance to provide expertise and guidance related to implementation strategies needed to promote sustainable financing of community healthcare workers.
Professor Edie Kieffer received a grant from the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) to work in partnership with the Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) in Southwest Detroit to explore how social media and/or text messaging interventions may be used - either alone or in combination with an in-person program - to prevent obesity among Hispanic infants and toddlers.
Professor Edie Kieffer interviewed with the U-M Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation on the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance’s shift from being hosted at SSW to the Center. Kieffer’s Alliance is an organization that works to advance and train community health workers across the state and achieve policies that lead to sustainable financing of health aide programs.
Professor Edie Kieffer received a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund via the Michigan Primary Care Association to continue her initiative, “The Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance” in order to evaluate several components of Linking Clinical Care with Community Supports, a statewide project that integrates Community Health Workers into patient care teams at community health centers.
Edie Kieffer and Katie Mitchell hosted the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA) annual meeting in Lansing for 206 community partners and participants. Meeting materials and summaries are available on the MiCHWA web site.
Professor Edie Kieffer was accepted into the 2016 U-M Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) Policy Fellowship Program.
Edie Kieffer, Katherine Mitchell and SSW alum Nicholas Yankey are among the authors of "The Role of Evaluation in Developing and Sustaining Community Health Worker Coalitions - The Example of the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance", published this month in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. The article describes the development, processes and initiatives of the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA), through the lens of evaluation, illustrating how CHW coalitions can use participatory evaluation to "develop and reinforce coalition strengths and accomplish mutual goals".
Professor Edie Kieffer and colleague John Ayanian (Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation) received a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-Subcontracts via the Michigan Department of Community Health to conduct the evaluation of Michigan's Medicaid expansion, the Healthy Michigan Plan.
Professor Edie Kieffer received support from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to work with the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA) to develop, disseminate, and analyze a statewide survey focused on understanding community health worker programs.
Professor Edie Kieffer and Healthy Lifestyles researcher Katie Mitchell's project, "The Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA)", received a proclamation from Governor Rick Snyder declaring August 2014 as "Community Health Worker Appreciation Month" in the State of Michigan. MiCHWA is celebrating the work Community Health Workers and their programs do all month long. More information is available here.
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