Frequently asked questions

What do you do?

The Michigan Health Council is a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a culture of health with health professionals at the heart of the delivery system. Our mission is to create products and provide services our partners rely on to build health care workforce capacity.

What is a "Culture of Health"?

A "Culture of Health" is one in which: good health flourishes across geographic, demographic and social sectors; attaining great health is not only possible, but valued by our entire society; collaborative effort occurs between businesses, government, individuals, and organizations in order to build healthy communities; social determinants of health are addressed so that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care because it is essential to maintain, or reclaim, health; the economy is less burdened by excessive and unwarranted health care spending.

How long have you been in business?

We were 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.

Do you participate in licensing and regulation of health care professionals?

No, please visit The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) website at http://www.michigan.gov/lara for full information regarding health care professional licensing in Michigan.

Is MHC part of the State of Michigan Government?

No. However, we often partner with the state government, specifically the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

What kind of services do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of services, from grant writing, to programming, to partnering with you on developing a new product or service, our goal is to create a culture of health in Michigan. Learn more at mhc.org/services