For 15 years we have been positively impacting health care and economic sustainability in a 14-county region. Then the concept of multi-stakeholder collaboratives was just starting on the national level and required building goodwill, gaining trust, articulating the value proposition and establishing a unifying process for all stakeholders. In fact, such efforts will always be a critical part of what we do.


  • The organization is working to achieve scale and sustainability of the work, furthering relationships with stakeholders, and it is actively managing the portfolio for efficiency and effectiveness.


  • The organization added additional capacity for Maternal and Child Health.
  • In support of the importance of data in our work, we launched additional data monitoring and metrics with the THRIVE Scorecard.
  • MiHIA worked to diversify THRIVE’s funding and financing streams and strengthened partnerships within the community and across the state and nation.


  • Regional Covid-19 Support: MiHIA and THRIVE resources pivoted in a time of need, devising solutions, aligning efforts and allocating vital resources for numerous stakeholders in the region due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization was responsible for coordinating the resources and flow for critical items for our local hospital systems including face shields, sanitizer, and the development of supply hubs.
  • Activation of Phase 2 Interventions + All of Us Event: In mid-2020 and as the initial support and coordination for local pandemic support was winding down, the organization officially activated Phase 2 interventions within the THRIVE Portfolio. MiHIA also hosted U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., for a keynote session as part of a multi-sector regional panel discussing his national platform, Community Health and Economic Prosperity.


  • Phase 1 of the THRIVE Portfolio launched with emphasis on eight initial interventions.


  • Working teams divided up to focus on one of the five strategic areas and make portfolio recommendations with evidence-based metrics in the planning phases for THRIVE.
  • Interventions in the THRIVE Portfolio were reviewed against criteria to ensure strategy alignment, implementation feasibility and cost effectiveness. The complete THRIVE Portfolio was put through a simulation model that projected impact and expected outcomes over 20 years.
  • The Launch Team for THRIVE evolved to the Steering Team. and the THRIVE Portfolio was established as a cohesive, community-aligned and connected plan.


  • Stakeholder + Community Perspectives/Strategy Setting: MiHIA begins gathering stakeholder perspectives in the initial planning stages for THRIVE. A comprehensive effort,  80+ regional stakeholders were involved in developing approaches to health and economic improvement, values, opportunities and challenges. A health ecosystem map was developed to illustrate leverage points for simultaneous health and economic improvements.




  • MiHIA’s upgraded Health Dashboard 2.0 goes live. Dashboard 2.0 includes the data related to MiHIA’s initial macro goals for the Triple Aim, including County Health Rankings, Commonwealth data, and the regional Cost of Care data.
  • MiHIA receives a 501(c)(3) designation.


  • MiHIA became a legal entity when its Articles of Incorporation were approved by the State of Michigan on March 15, 2011.


  • MiHIA was selected to participate in the Triple Aim, an initiative of the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI). Triple Aim, which targeted health care delivery at the regional level, was MiHIA’s initial outcome focus and centered on three dimensions: Population Health, Patient Experience and Cost of Care. 


  • MiHIA was designated as a Chartered Value Exchange (CVE) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). MiHIA is one of just 24 community collaborations in the nation designated to build a health care system where consumers, providers and payers make decisions based on the value and quality of care.


  • MiHIA was created with the help of a planning contract awarded to Central Michigan University Research Corporation by the State of Michigan Department of Community Health.