This statewide summit is a collaboration between the Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC), the Michigan Association for Medical Education (MAME), the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME), the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Michigan Area Health Education Center

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) was established in 2010 to improve access to primary care for all Michigan residents, many of whom live in areas that have too few health professionals. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in areas that need greater access to primary care providers. The national AHEC program was created by Congress in 1971.

Value Partnerships Overview

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan works with practitioners, physician organizations and acute-care hospitals in the state to improve the health care for Michigan residents.

This purposeful innovative approach to transforming health care forms partnerships and uses technology to improve health care quality, experience and affordability. These partnerships allow us to:

  • Enhance the quality of care
  • Decrease complications
  • Manage costs
  • Eliminate errors
  • Improve health outcomes

Michigan Health & Hospital Association

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) is the statewide leader representing all community hospitals in Michigan. Established in 1919, the MHA represents the interests of its member hospitals and health systems in both the legislative and regulatory arenas on key issues and supports their efforts to provide quality, cost-effective and accessible care.

Michigan Association for Medical Education

The Michigan Association for Medical Education (MAME) is a non-profit organization made up of individuals involved in undergraduate, graduate, continuing medical education, professional medical societies, and/or institutions of higher learning.


With more than 30 years of healthcare quality improvement experience, MPRO has evolved into an organization with a truly unique set of characteristics that define our presence in the healthcare quality improvement sector. Other organizations in Michigan may have one or more of the following characteristics, but few – if any – have them all.

Southeastern Michigan Center for Medical Education

The Southeastern Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME) is the largest community-based graduate medical education consortium in the United States.  SEMCME was established in 1974 for the purpose of coordinating and assisting in the education of medical students, medical residents, faculty, and other health professionals. Its primary mission is to stimulate the delivery of quality care through excellence in graduate medical education and faculty development.  SEMCME membership represents over 81% of Michigan residency programs.  Each year, over 240 SEMCME committee members meet regularly to plan and conduct upwards of 30 educational programs for over 2,700 students, residents, faculty, and others.

Wayne State University School of Medicine

For nearly 150 years, the Wayne State School of Medicine has prepared students to be health care leaders and advocates who go on to change the world. Our dedication to urban clinical excellence and contribution to Detroit’s revitalization is unwavering. Our community service roots run deep, and our focus on a healthier world grows ever stronger. Through social responsiveness and a continuous focus on innovation in education, research and clinical care, the Wayne State School of Medicine will continue to graduate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who will transform the promise of equal health for all into a reality.