A better way to keep Michigan's children healthy.
Focused on improving the health outcomes of children on Medicaid, MI-CHAP enhances the health care delivery system for Michigan’s children.
MI-CHAP is expanding the existing CHAP model in Kent and Wayne counties. MI-CHAP also launched new CHAPs in the following seven Michigan communities:
- Genesee County
- Ingham County
- Kalamazoo County
- Macomb County
- Northwest Michigan (Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, & Otsego Counties)
- Saginaw County
- Upper Peninsula (All 15 Counties)
Seeking an innovative solution for communities that do not have a local CHAP, MI-CHAP launched Virtual CHAP (V-CHAP). Building on our partnership with Michigan 2-1-1, V-CHAP provides CHAP services telephonically to all 2-1-1 callers. Maximizing the combination of local CHAPs and V-CHAP, MI-CHAP has made health care access services available to the entire state.
The CHAP demonstration project began in Kent County in July 2008 to improve health outcomes of children on Medicaid while making better use of existing resources and decreasing costs. An independent evaluation of the CHAP demonstration phase, conducted by SRA International, was released in August 2012.
CHAP addresses all aspects of the “three part aim:” better health outcomes, better health care, and reduction in the total cost of care.
- At the practice level, emergency department visits declined 5% to 15% over the course of the project, compared to the baseline year.
- Among CHAP clients (those receiving at least one CHAP support service) age 1 to 5, emergency department visits declined 43%; among CHAP clients age 1 to 17, ED visits declined by 35%.
- When looking at benefits over a two year period, the social benefits of CHAP exceeded the costs by 53% — a return of $1.53 for every $1 invested
For more information on the original CHAP demonstration project, click here.