MiHIA has been involved in leading complex change since it was founded in 2007.  The concept of creating a multi-stakeholder collaborative was a novel one for the region and required building goodwill, gaining trust, articulating the value proposition and establishing a unifying process for all stakeholders.   

In our early years, MiHIA was awarded and completed a planning grant to be a regional component of the State Health Information Exchange plan. MiHIA’s plan and their request for an implementation grant was approved but unfortunately could not be funded due to budget shortfalls at the state and a new direction for Michigan Health Information Network. 

At this same time MiHIA was managing several other projects. We played a key coordinating role with the state in acquiring and disseminating funds for high speed internet connectivity for rural health providers, developed a regional mission and vision for health, integrated the first online regional health dashboard, became recognized by Health and Human Services as a Community Health Leader and then a Chartered Value Exchange as a result of a strong governance structure, and facilitated the successful engagement of community stakeholders. Further, MiHIA led a campaign throughout our region to advance Patient Centered Medical Homes. For this initiative we provided education, engaged national experts for partnership and dissemination of the concept, and supplied rationale and benefits to all regional stakeholders.    

From this strong foundation, MiHIA has continued to be a regional leader of complex change under the overarching banner of the Triple Aim. We are aligned to metrics of success through our business plan, engaged partners, ongoing convening and  a carefully selected portfolio of initiatives.   


  • JANUARY Co-hosted 9th Annual “The Region’s Health and Healthcare Systems” Conference at Saginaw Valley State University
  • FEBRUARY Attended Bridging for Health Reverse Site visit in Atlanta, GA
  • MARCH 
    Awarded $10,000 by Merck to host Community Coalition Accelerator Workshops to Unite Region in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
    Released 2018 Scorecard for Measuring Regional Community Health Excellence Award
  • MAY Hosted Regional Opioid Strategy Map launch event at Delta College
  • JUNE Awarded accreditation for CenteringPregnancy program
  • JULY 
    Launched Region 5 Perinatal Quality Collaborative and partners convened
    Joined Pathways to Population Health as a Pioneer Sponsor
  • AUGUST Hosted first regional MiHIA Opioid Strategy: Community Coalition Accelerator Workshop
    Planted 4th Annual Dig It! Community Garden project
  • SEPTEMBER Collaborated with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal Infant Strategy Group to host “Mid-Michigan Town Hall Meeting”
  • OCTOBER Hosted 4th Annual GLBR Symposium, “Focus on the Need for Prioritization of Disease” at CMU College of Medicine
    Hosted follow up MiHIA Opioid Strategy: Community Coalition Accelerator Workshop II
    Released Health Dashboard 4.0 upgrades to improve end user experiences
    Awarded $10,000 by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for 1815 Grant to continue Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health grant work
  • NOVEMBER Hosted 3rd Annual “Live Your Life on Purpose” free community event at Delta College
    Awarded $30,000 by Georgia Health Policy Center for “Bridging for Health: Accelerating
    Co-Investment and Expansion” grant
  • DECEMBER Co-hosted “Region 5 Perinatal Quality Collaborative December Summit” with Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority at Lincoln Center


  • MARCH: Receives grant from Michigan Health Endowment Fund for regional Community Health Needs Assessment project
  • MAY: Partners with Marlette Regional Hospital in Sanilac county for the “Dig It” Community Garden project
  • MAY: Launches Health Dashboard 4.0 
  • JUNE: Receives grant from Allen Foundation for “Healthier & Happier Families: Preventing & Fighting Childhood Obesity” program
  • JULY:  Selected as “Bridging for Health” site by George Health Policy Center
  • JULY: Receives funds from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for “Pharmacists & Barriers to Patient Care” focus groups
  • SEPTEMBER: Receives grant from Saginaw Community Foundation – HAP Fund for “Choosing Wisely: Reaching Rural Providers, Patients and Communities”


  • January: National Speakers Focus on Consumer Engagement Strategies at 7th Annual Conference 
  • February:309 participants enroll in MiHIA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to surpass mid-program milestone 
  • March: Chemical Bank to Sponsor MiHIA’s Choosing Wisely® Efforts in 2016  
  • April: MiHIA’s participates in National Quality Forum’s (NQF) 3.0 Community Action Guide 
  • May: MiHIA joins Northern Lower Regional AHEC Community Advisory Board 
  • June: MiHIA holds 1st regional DPP Lifestyle Coach Training 
  • July: Students from Essexville-Hampton Public Schools’ Bush Elementary Participate in 2016 Dig It! Community Gardens 
  • August:  Kick off of CenteringPregnancy Implementation team 
  • August:  MiHIA, in partnership with Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners (CMU Partners), are bringing the CenteringPregnancy program to the region, starting efforts in Saginaw County.
  • September: Renowned global physician, Dr. Raymond Fabius Spoke on ‘A Practical Approach to Population Health Management’ October •  More than 120 healthcare professionals came together for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Bay Region Symposium 
  • November: First Annual ‘Live Your Life on Purpose’ Event Left Audience Excited to Live a Healthier Life 
  • December: MiHIA completes 4th annual “Cost of Care” report, which measures and tracks per capita cost of health care, for the region




  • In December, MiHIA announces name change, retaining its acronym but now known as the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc.
  • MiHIA selected in October as 1 of 10 groups nation-wide to implement and test the National Quality Forum’s “Community Action Guide 1.0”, a handbook designed to support communities in their journey towards better health.
  • Beth Roszatycki was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in July.
  • Kim Morley resigns as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June.
  • MiHIA honored at the 2014 Diabetes and Kidney Advocacy Day hosted by National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) for its leadership in diabetes and kidney disease management and prevention.


  • MiHIA’s upgraded Health Dashboard 2.0 goes live. Dashboard 2.0 includes the data related to MiHIA’s macro goals for the Triple Aim, including County Health Rankings, Commonwealth data, and the regional Cost of Care data.
  • In April, the ABIM Foundation awarded MiHIA a two-year, $70,000 grant to expand the Choosing Wisely campaign in our area. MiHIA will use its funding to educate consumers, physicians, hospital systems and other community health organizations about established guidelines for evaluating tests and procedures.
  • MiHIA receives a 501(c)(3) designation.



  • In October, Aetna awarded a $100,000 grant to MiHIA to enable the success of its work aligned to the Triple Aim initiative.
  • Kim Morley was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September.
  • Tom Smith resigns as Executive Director of MiHIA in July.
  • MiHIA became a legal entity when its Articles of Incorporation were approved by the State of Michigan on March 15, 2011.
  • MiHIA received a $40,000 competitive grant from the Center for Health Value Innovation, an organization committed to communities that demonstrate a strategic design to improve health accountability across multiple stakeholders.


  • MiHIA was selected to participate in the Triple Aim, an initiative of the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI). Triple Aim, which targets health care delivery at the regional level, focuses on three dimensions: Population Health, Patient Experience and Cost of Care. MiHIA and IHI collaborated On December 15, 2010, MiHIA and IHI officially launched the goals for the Triple Aim in the MiHIA region initiative.
  • Tom Smith became the Executive Director of MiHIA in February of 2010.


  • 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.


We believe in transparency, and as such, MiHIA’s Funding Model is shown here. Our operational costs are largely funded by contributions from corporations and affiliate organizations. The expenses for daily functions of MiHIA include new Quadruple Aim initiatives, board meetings, non-profit requirements, grant writing, I/T support, marketing, and telecommunications. Projects are historically funded through grants, foundations or other contributions.