Michigan Caring Majority: 2019 Policy Strategy Convening
Friends -

The Michigan Caring Majority is excited about all the work that we will do together in 2019 to fight for equity in the care landscape and the dignity of all people who receive and give care, including seniors and people with disabilities who need access to long-term care services and supports, family and informal caregivers, personal care assistants, and direct care workers.

In January 2019, the Long-Term Care Study in Michigan will begin! We are working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to get the study up and running this month. Michigan United will play a major role as the facilitator of the stakeholder committee, which will provide input and feedback to the state department throughout the duration of the study.

Last week, our steering committee convened to build a process for creating the stakeholder committee. We are grateful to leaders from the following organizations for ongoing participation in this process:
Alzheimer's Association of Michigan
Caring Across Generations
Community Alliance of Southeastern Michigan
Developmental Disabilities Institute of Wayne State University
Disability Network of Wayne County
Huron Valley PACE
IMPART Alliance
Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
Michigan United
National Association of Social Workers
We are holding an important 2019 Policy Strategy Convening on Saturday, January 12th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor to update folks on the timeline around implementation of the study AND to build our 2019 policy platform, which we will present at the Michigan United Strategy Summit on February 9th.

Please join us as we build our movement to fight for the rights and dignity of all of us to access the care we need when we need it and to receive equitable compensation and respect for the care that we give.

With care,
The Michigan Caring Majority team

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