Reducing Adverse Childhood Experience in Michigan: Grassroots are taking Hold

Authored By Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator In my last blog, I discussed the need for raising expectations for state level policy and resource decisions. The basis for that recommendation is the combined research studies, medical research, and data regarding the magnitude of the presence of ACEs in our population. The adage that “all […]

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Making the Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experience a State Priority

Authored By Rick Murdock, Michigan ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator Holding the position of Grant Coordinator for the Michigan Association of Health Plans Foundation initiative: “Creating Healing Communities: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experience in Michigan,” continues to confirm for me that the path forward for many of the issues affecting society today and, in the future, have their […]

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Do you know ALICE?

Originally published by United Way Alice ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is your child care worker, your parent on Social Security, the cashier at your supermarket, the gas attendant, the salesperson at your big box store, your waitress, a home health aide, an office clerk. […]

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Michigan ACE Initiative Recognized for Public Awareness Campaign

Earlier this month, the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) Foundation was awarded a PACE Award for our work on the Michigan ACE Initiative. Working in conjunction with Lansing-based public relations firm Martin Waymire, the MAHP Foundation created a campaign to build awareness of the Michigan ACE Initiative. Made possible by a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the […]

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