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The Area Agency on Aging 1-B Honors Local Health Plan

Health Alliance Plan Recognized For Their Commitment To Older Adults

Southfield, MI (May 14, 2007) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B honored outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in the region for accomplishments and contributions to older adults and persons with disabilities at the AAA 1-B’s Annual Community Meeting on Friday, May 4, 2007 at the Glen Oaks Country Club. An audience of aging network professionals, senior advocates and government officials enjoyed lunch, a keynote address by Michael Head, Director of Office of Long Term Care Supports and Services for the Michigan Department of Community Health, and the award presentation.

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) received the AAA 1-B Corporate/Business Leadership Award for Health Track, HAP’s Chronic Care Management Program. Accepting the award was Rick Precord, a resident of Howell and Director of Clinical Care Management for HAP. The award was given in recognition for the health plan’s dedication to improving the quality of life of older adults through the integration of disease management and community supports in partnership with the AAA 1-B. Community supports included prescription assistance programs, assisted transportation, homemaking and personal care services in the home, and personal emergency response equipment.

“The Area Agency on Aging 1-B was pleased to honor Health Alliance Plan at our community meeting this year” said Tina Abbate Marzolf, Chief Executive Officer of the AAA 1-B. “The partnership established with HAP as a result of a federal grant opportunity through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging provided participating seniors with tools and services to improve their health and maintain their independence.”

About the Area Agency on Aging 1-B:
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is a nonprofit agency responsible for services to more than 435,000 persons aged 60 and older residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. Through the provision of home care and community-based services, older adults and persons with disabilities are given options that can help maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

About Health Alliance Plan:
Headquartered in Detroit, HAP is a nonprofit health plan serving 576,000 members and 2,800 employer groups. HAP is a subsidiary of the Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading regional health care systems. The National Committee for Quality Assurance awarded HAP’s commercial HMO its highest status, Excellent Accreditation, and Full Accreditation for Alliance Health and Life Insurance Company PPO products. General Motors designated HAP’s Commercial HMO a “Benchmark HMO” for providing high quality service and value.

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CONTACTS:
Jenny Jarvis
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
(248) 262-9202
jjarvis@aaa1b.com

Sallie Justice
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
(248) 213-0534
sjustice@aaa1b.com

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