Created in 1967, the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) has become one of the most influential trade associations in the nation, representing Michigan’s 46 community mental health agencies, 10 Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, and over 90 provider organizations that deliver mental health, SUD and developmental disabilities services to a total of 300,000 lives in all 83 Michigan counties.
CMHAM worked in collaboration with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA), the voice of Michigan’s 45 Health Centers. These Health Centers serve over 700,000 patients at over 260 sites across the State. The Michigan team is most proud of their work to shape the official redesign of the state behavioral health system to include expanded focus on integrated care funded through APM approaches. With the help of the Delta Center the Michigan team also hosted a successful practice transformation academy, with 28 members developing real-world APM approaches. Their Delta Center work helped CMHA and MPCA to jointly serve as key advocates and resources for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as it worked to advance APB/VBP structure through expanding behavioral health and Opioid Health Homes as well as working toward CCBHC-designation.