Michigan Health Council Launches New Data and Research Center to Provide Insight on Health Care Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2021

PRESS CONTACT: Ana Hornburg 517-908-8229 or [email protected]

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Health Council (MHC) announces the creation of a new research and data center called MHC Insight. The MHC Insight team will work with individuals and organizations nationwide to collect and analyze custom health care workforce data. Michelle Wein will lead this project as MHC’s new Director of Research.

“Having access to qualitative and quantitative data is critical to developing solutions to address the workforce challenges we face today,” said Melanie Brim, President & CEO of MHC. “Our new research and data center will support health systems, health care providers, and educators by providing data that can assist in decision-making.”

Since 1943, MHC has worked with organizational partners nationwide to build, strengthen, and enhance health care workforce capacity through the development of innovative new products and services.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this exciting new initiative,” said Michelle Wein, Director of Research at MHC. “I’m looking forward to using my experience to analyze and highlight important trends in health care — those we may or may not already be aware of.” 

Prior to joining the MHC team, Wein was the Director of Research for the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan. She also worked for the State of Michigan as an Economic Analyst focused on monitoring economic growth in the West and Northwest regions of Michigan.

“Accurate and timely data and insight about the health care workforce has never been more important than it is now,” said Michigan Health & Hospital Association CEO Brian Peters. “The Michigan Health Council’s new data and research center will provide providers and decision-makers with the information they need to rebuild a strong, sustainable health care talent pipeline.”

MHC Insight is currently working on a series that will highlight a number of health professions with the intention of better understanding the current health care landscape. The series, called “HealthSights”, will show each profession’s demand, wages, education completion, and demographics over the previous quarter.

“Timely and accurate information about the size and state of our health care workforce is critical for our educators, colleges, universities, health care providers, and health systems, enabling critical planning required to sustain the future health care workforce and ensure access to care,” said John Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Trinity Health. “MHC Insight is well-positioned to deliver on this need.”

To learn more about MHC insight, please visit mhc.org/mhc-insight. To request custom health care workforce data, please contact Michelle Wein at [email protected] or 517-329-5879.

Michigan Health Council (MHC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to create products and provide services their partners rely on to build health care workforce capacity. Learn more at mhc.org.

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