Affiliations

Mid-State Health Network

Mid-State Health Network (MSHN) is the Medicaid Managed Care Organization for a portion of Michigan’s behavioral health services. MSHN and its provider network are responsible for maintaining an adequate service delivery system for persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbances, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Disorders.

MSHN is organized to serve twenty-one (21) counties through contracts with twelve (12) Community Mental Health (CMH) Programs including: Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health, Clinton-Eaton-Ingham CMH Authority, CMH for Central Michigan, Gratiot County CMH Authority, Huron County CMH Authority, Ionia County CMH Authority, LifeWays CMH Authority, Montcalm County CMH Authority, Newaygo County CMH Authority, Saginaw County CMH Authority, Shiawassee County CMH Authority & Tuscola County CMH Authority.

Michigan Association of
Community Mental Health Boards­

The ­Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards­­ was created in 1967 to support county mental health services programs (CMHSPs) in promoting, maintaining and improving a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services, which enhance the quality of life, promote the emotional well-being, and contribute to healthy and secure communities which benefit all of Michigan’s citizens. Services managed and delivered by CMHSPs are designed to assist individuals in achieving, maintaining and maximizing their potential. They­are provided in accordance with the principles of person-centered planning.

Membership of­ the Association is open to all forty­-six CMHSPs, which cover all 83 counties in Michigan. CMH Board Members and Executive Directors of member boards serve on the Association's Executive Board and on a variety of other committees that­ study issues affecting the public mental health system.

Michigan Department of
Health & Human Services 

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.­ MDHHS is one of the largest of the executive branch departments. MDHHS is responsible for health policy and management of the state’s health, mental health, and substance use care systems.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration­

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

National Council for Behavioral Health­

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and substance use treatment organizations. Together with their 2,000 + member organizations employing 750,000 staff, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 8 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.

National Association of County Behavioral Health
and Developmental Disability Directors­

The­­ National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)­­ is the only national voice for county and local behavioral health and developmental disability authorities in Washington, DC. Through education, policy analysis, and advocacy, NACBHDD brings the unique perspective of our members to Congress and the Executive Branch and promotes national policies that recognize and support the critical role counties play in caring for people affected by mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities.

NACBHDD is also an active partner in efforts to improve access to, funding for, and quality of behavioral health services, especially those that serve the most vulnerable in our communities. Key issues include: protecting Medicaid coverage, ending the stigma of mental illness, better treatment for veterans, achieving parity in insurance coverage for behavioral health care, affordable housing and vocational training for those with mental illness or developmental disabilities, and many more.

Health Care Compliance Association

The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) serves compliance professionals throughout the healthcare field. Our members include compliance officers and staff from a wide range of organizations, including hospitals, research facilities, clinics and technology service providers. HCCA is a member-based, non-profit organization.

Michigan Health Information Alliance, Inc.­

The Michigan Health Information Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA) ­is a formal, multi-stakeholder, community collaboration working to achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region it serves. ­This initiative is based on a core belief that solutions to our health and health care problems can be found and designed at a regional level, accelerating regional competitive advantage and sustainability.­­

First Choice­

First Choice of Saginaw is a legal charitable, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Persons who receive gift cards from First Choice of Saginaw are identified by their need by the Saginaw County CMH Authority. First Choice of Saginaw was initiated by SCCMHA in 2005 to meet this need. The two organizations have a cooperative agreement based on their mutual missions.

Saginaw County Continuum of
Homeless Assistance Providers (SC-CHAP)

The Saginaw County Continuum of Homeless Assistance Providers (SC-CHAP) is made up of public, private, and nonprofit agencies and representatives of homeless special populations (i.e. teens, persons with mental illness, victims of domestic violence, etc.).­ Community partners, (comprised of representatives from state and local government, public housing, law enforcement, Michigan Works, faith based organizations, hospitals, landlord association, housing development, education, social services and non-profits), along with member agencies all have a common goal; preventing homelessness or rapidly re-housing families or individuals who find themselves homeless as quickly as possible.­ We are focused on providing assistance to low income and homeless or near homeless residents across Saginaw County.­ Targeted populations include youth, pregnant teens, families, single men and single women.­ With our partners, we are able to provide “wrap around” services by connecting our at risk populations with mainstream resources including permanent or transitional housing, work and life skills training, healthcare services, veterans benefits, mental health services, social security benefits and food stamps.

Alignment Saginaw

In 1996 the Saginaw County Human Services Collaborative Body (SCHSCB) was established to act as the planning and decision making body to coordinate human services in Saginaw County.­ The mission of the SCHSCB was to work toward a collaborative service delivery system, which fostered strong, safe families and communities and was cost effective. In 2009 the collaboration in Saginaw County evolved to include additional critical community dimensions and the related community leadership in a wider view of the community and its needs.­­ An “enhanced community collaborative” is a national trend that is being recognized across the country.­ To enhance the dynamics of a community collaborative requires data collection and management that establishes benchmarks and measurable indicators of change to help guide progress and planning for our community.­ A small group of community leaders had already identified the need to expand the focus of the SCHSCB, and referred to themselves as Alignment Saginaw.­ After much deliberation, it was decided that it would be necessary to merge SCHSCB with Alignment Saginaw.­ The purpose of Alignment Saginaw is to serve as the community collaborative for Saginaw County to improve the capacity for work by Alignment Saginaw members.­ To this end the mission of Alignment Saginaw is to prepare and mobilize around opportunities that impact key areas affecting Saginaw County’s quality of life.­ It was also decided and approved by the Alignment Saginaw body that the Saginaw Community Foundation would be the fiduciary to manage the operations of the group and to identify and oversee the leadership behind the program.

County of Saginaw

The County of Saginaw features a rich and diverse culture. We are the home to popular tourist destinations like­ Frankenmuth, Birch Run and Chesaning and many others; great sporting attractions like the Saginaw Spirit Hockey at The Dow Event Center; cultural attractions including Art, Historical and Educational facilities, parks, ­rivers, lakes and wilderness, rail trail,­ strong economic sectors in manufacturing, health-care, professional services and high-tech industries; and many other diverse attractions and features.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

NAMI Michigan

NAMI Michigan is the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.­ NAMI Michigan and its affiliates are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for persons, families and others, who are affected by mental illness, including children with serious emotional disorders, through support, education, advocacy and research.

CAN Council

The CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Council of Great Lakes Bay Region addresses child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention and advocacy. The CAN Council offers the following programs: Child Abuse Prevention Education (CAPE), Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), CASA of Saginaw County, Community Outreach, and Public Awareness.

Saginaw Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities

Saginaw Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities (S.A.I.D.) is a service of SVRC Industries, Inc. that assists persons with developmental disabilities and their families. We are committed to securing for all people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals and participate fully in their community.

Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

Since 1863, the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce has been a leading advocate and champion for business. We are a not-for-profit, growing coalition of hundreds of businesses from the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.­ A catalyst for change, the Chamber builds strong partnerships by focusing its members and resources on local, regional and statewide priorities that make our community a great place to live, work, learn and play.

Autism Alliance of Michigan

In the spring of 2010, David Meador and Stephen D’Arcy joined forces to create the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM). Many businesses and autism service organizations rallied around their visionary efforts to create an entity that would represent the needs of thousands of families living with autism, AAoM took shape into what would soon become a growing force throughout the state of Michigan.

One of the underpinnings of the work of AAoM is to shift the understanding and awareness of autism and strongly advocate for high expectations. Just like all children, kids on the spectrum will benefit from parents, teachers, therapists and everyone they encounter in society exhibiting high expectations. With high expectations, early access to evidenced based therapies and appropriate education, the majority of children with autism will lead independent lives, be employed and have families.

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by­strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. ­HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers, and their families and those in need of high quality primary health care. ­HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.

HRSA oversees organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation. It compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice, waste, fraud and abuse.

Saginaw Community Foundation

Founded in 1984, the Saginaw Community Foundation­ is mission-driven ­to improve the quality of life in Saginaw County by linking­ donor interests­ with the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities. The foundation serves three important constituencies: 1) Our donors who want to make a difference, 2)­ the nonprofit organizations in our region that provide essential services
and programs, 3) the individual communities within Saginaw County.

United Way of Saginaw County

United Way of Saginaw County's vision is to create a safe nurturing community where all families can thrive. Driven by the vision, United Way focuses on creating change in the community through the areas of health, education and financial stability. By promoting giving, advocating and volunteering - the nonprofit is able to create impact by connecting community resources and volunteers. For more information or to find out how you can help United Way of Saginaw County, please call (989) 755-0505.
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United Way is a volunteer-directed nonprofit organization operated by trained staff that promotes volunteerism, raises funds to address important health and human service issues, and ensures the money donated is used in the most efficient and effective manner possible. United Way volunteers research the needs of our community, informs the community of those needs, and makes sure United Way dollars are distributed to programs that best address those issues.

American Society of Employers

The American Society of Employers ­(ASE)­ is an employer association serving Michigan’s business community. Member organizations rely on ASE to be their trusted source for information and support on all matters affecting the employment relationship.­

ASE is focused on the critical and ever-changing workforce environment so that member organizations can cost-effectively get the relevant information, programs and counsel they need to be employers of choice and help meet their business objectives.

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