About Us

What We Do

 

Michigan Health Council is a solutions-oriented nonprofit organization on a mission to create products and provide services our partners rely on to build health care workforce capacity. We proactively address the needs of health care leaders, professionals, employers, educators, and students through various programs spanning the education to practice continuum.

 

Whether it’s helping thousands of high school students and adults explore careers in health care, connecting and certifying thousands of future professionals for clinical rotations, or connecting hundreds of thousands of candidates with job opportunity matches, the Michigan Health Council works every day to strengthen our health care workforce.

Contact us to learn what we are preparing for launch or if you have an idea or an opportunity that we can help you pursue. Our goal is to work with you to build self-sustaining initiatives that make an impact today and tomorrow.

History

Michigan Health Council was founded July 16, 1943, by a joint effort of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Michigan State Medical Society, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

We have a seven-decade track record of developing sustainable programming for health care employers, educators, and professionals. Our latest successes include developing a cooperative partnership across five organizations – two universities, two non-profits, and state government – to research and disseminate interprofessional education and practice models. We also helped Michigan win close to $3 million to pilot team care and education in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Flint.

Other successes include improving clinical rotation matching systems, encouraging interprofessional education leadership, and convening stakeholders across sectors around common challenges.