MiHIA Frequently Asked Questions

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What is MiHIA?

The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc., or MiHIA (ma-high-ah), is a formal, multi-stakeholder, community collaboration working to achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region it serves. We were established in 2007. This initiative is based on a core belief that solutions to our health and health care problems can be found and designed at a regional level, accelerating regional competitive advantage and sustainability.  

MiHIA works at many levels and performs many different functions.  In some cases, MiHIA acts as the convener for multiple parties, establishing shared goals and objectives, setting collective targets, or aligning business plans.  In other cases, MiHIA is an assessor, evaluating processes and offerings to reduce redundancies, conducting environmental scans, or providing health data. MiHIA also seeks funding to bring resources to our area, and facilitates or supports projects or initiatives that will impact better health and health care in our region.

What are MiHIA’s vision and mission?

Our Vision: For our region to become the healthiest thriving community with the best quality and value in health care

Our Mission: To improve the health of people within our region through effective use of information and collaboration to establish our region as a community of health excellence through a comprehensive focus on population health, patient experience, cost of care, and provider well-being

How many people and counties does MiHIA serve?

MiHIA serves approximately 760,000 people in a 14-county region comprising of: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

What are the things MiHIA focuses on?

MiHIA’s work varies, but it all falls under what is known as “The Quadruple Aim,” which targets health and systems broadly at the regional level.  The Quadruple Aim focuses on four facets of health delivery – population health, patient experience, cost of care, and work-life of health care providers, clinicians, and staff. At the individual level, this translates to good or better health, high-quality care, and good value.

How does a person sign up for more information or to volunteer?

As a collaborative effort, MiHIA is deeply interested in gaining input and support from a wide variety of stakeholders.  Please contact MiHIA at admin@mihia.org to learn how you can get involved.