MI Community Care is a free community-wide care coordination program run by regional health, behavioral health, and social service organizations. Hundreds of Livingston and Washtenaw County residents have benefitted from the program, which began in 2016 with federal funding. Participation is free of charge and does not jeopardize other forms of aid.PARTICIPANT HANDOUT
Answer some questions so your MiCC care coordinator can understand your health and life goals, then work with your care coordinator to make a detailed plan.
Sign a consent document so your care coordinator can talk to other agencies (you can decide which agencies) to help you meet your health and personal goals.
Meet with and talk to your care coordinator on a regular basis—you can also talk to a community health worker, a peer support specialist, a doctor, or others, as needed. Actively participate to achieve your health and life goals.
Get health insurance, prescriptions, medical equipment and scheduling appointments with providers
Search for safe, affordable housing, including supportive housing when needed
Access food and home-delivered meals and get transportation to appointments
Accessing mental health or substance use support when you're ready to take that step
Get help with finding funding for electricity, heat, water, medical bills, debt
Get furniture, home maintenance, or home modifications to meet your health needs
Once your health goals are identified, your care coordinator will help you achieve those goals. For instance, if you have a chronic medical condition, need home-delivered meals, need transportation to appointments, and need help filing applications for support, your care coordinator will coordinate with colleagues, troubleshoot problems, and help you overcome barriers to meeting your goals.
“Community health workers are case managers, advocates, and resource specialists. And we have the ability to do home visits and meet people where they are.”
“I really enjoy serving the community and being able to make a difference in people’s lives. No matter how small I may think it is, it can be very big for my clients.”
“There are so many people that are under the perception that no one is there, no one is going to help, it’s not going to get any better than this, so why even try.”