Michigan Department of Community Health http://wemu.org en Hospital Infection Rates May Be Made Available To Public http://wemu.org/post/hospital-infection-rates-may-be-made-available-public <p><strong>State could become more transparent about infection rates at hospitals</strong><br /><br /><br />The state's top health official says Michigan could be more transparent about how many people get infections while at hospitals.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:16:39 +0000 Jake Neher 49028 at http://wemu.org Hospital Infection Rates May Be Made Available To Public Expansion Of Medicaid Exceeding Expectations http://wemu.org/post/expansion-medicaid-exceeding-expectations <p><strong>Medicaid expansion sign-ups hit one-year target in just four months</strong></p><p><br />In less than four months, Michigan has already hit its 2014 enrollment goal for the state's expanded Medicaid program.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:16:13 +0000 Jake Neher 48616 at http://wemu.org Expansion Of Medicaid Exceeding Expectations Home-Aid Workers To Undergo Background Checks http://wemu.org/post/home-aid-workers-undergo-background-checks <p><strong>Background checks coming for home-aid workers, state can't exclude all felons</strong><br /><br /><br />Michigan cannot ban all felons from being caregivers in the state's Medicaid in-home care program. That's according to state officials who outlined an upcoming background check system on Monday.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:28:05 +0000 Jake Neher 48123 at http://wemu.org Home-Aid Workers To Undergo Background Checks Audit: State Misspent In-Home Care Funding http://wemu.org/post/audit-state-misspent-home-care-funding <p><strong>Audit slams state for $160 million in improper payments for in-home care</strong><br /><br /><br />Two state departments are under fire for mismanaging a program that provides in-home care for Medicaid patients.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:23:00 +0000 Jake Neher 47486 at http://wemu.org Audit: State Misspent In-Home Care Funding Federal Funding To Help Fight Childhood Tooth Decay http://wemu.org/post/federal-funding-help-fight-childhood-tooth-decay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An organization based in Ann Arbor will use $9.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help prevent tooth decay among Michigan's children.</p><p></p><p>The Altarum Institute will team up with Delta Dental, the University of Michigan school of Dentistry and the Michigan Department of Community Health to improve access to dental screenings and preventative care to the uninsured children of Michigan's working families.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 00:01:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 46491 at http://wemu.org Federal Funding To Help Fight Childhood Tooth Decay Issues of the Environment: Lyme Disease http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-lyme-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is peak season for the ticks that carry Lyme Disease. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;David Fair talks with Erik Foster. Erick is Medical Entomologist with the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2945_5104-12219--,00.html">Michigan Department of Community Health's communicable Disease Division</a>. They discuss how to protect yourself from contracting Lyme Disease, what to look for if you suspect you've come in contact with an infected Tick, and how climate change may increase the areas where the ticks are found.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:28:48 +0000 David Fair 31658 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Lyme Disease