The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is launching a “Path to Health” campaign—an educational effort, working with more than 60 Detroit-area local organizations and elected officials to support Detroit area citizens with health insurance basics and how to access and enroll in these services under new health care laws.
The campaign was launched to provide user-friendly guidance and tips on what individuals and families need to know to get accessible and affordable health care through the new health care exchanges. DMC will help educate citizens about their options with Certified Application Counselors available at all DMC hospitals for enrollment. The DMC will provide resources such as community enrollment events, an enrollment call-in number and informational website, and work with Path to Health partners who can bring those resources to their own communities to help their members ultimately live healthier lives.
"DMC is just one piece of this puzzle. We really look forward to working with everybody, putting our personal interests aside and putting the interests of the population's health as our number one priority," said DMC CEO Joe Mullany. "Path to Health is a great opportunity to have a significant improvement on the health of our community."
"People who come in to Sinai-Grace, Detroit Receiving, Harper-Hutzel, even Huron Valley-Sinai all come for a variety of different health care circumstances. We can level the playing field. Everybody can come in insured," said DMC Chief Administration Officer and Path to Health Campaign Chair Conrad Mallett. "This will allow us to achieve the central plan of the Affordable Care Act, which is preventative care."
Uninsured metro-Detroit-area residents can visit www.dmc.org/pathtohealth or call 1-888-DMC-2500 to help get connected to a “Path to Health” counselor.