HAP Key Community Outreach Initiatives
HAP’s Community Outreach activities are focused on key initiatives. Among them are to:
- Establish and manage relationships with human service agencies and nonprofit organizations that support community health and well-being.
- Partner with Henry Ford Health, other contracted providers and enrolled employer groups to present community event and member engagement activities
- Coordinate Medicaid and MI Health Link Consumer Advisory Councils to gather feedback and better serve our member.
- Identify, promote and coordinate HAP employee volunteer opportunities
- Manage high-profile corporate initiatives such as the American Heart Association Heart Walk, the HAP Crim Festival of Races and Game on Cancer
Supporting Our Members’ Whole Heath & Well-being
HAP supports organizations that positively impact Social Determinants of Health.
What are Social Determinants of Health?
In general terms, Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the conditions where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that impact their health and quality of life.
Breaking these down into specific conditions for an individual, HAP considers:
- Access to quality health care – health coverage, provider availability, quality of care and linguistic/cultural competency
- Community and social contact – social integration, support systems, community engagement, discrimination, stress
- Education – literacy, language, early childhood education, vocational training, higher education
- Food quality and stability – hunger, access to healthy options
- Economic stability – employment, income, expenses and debt, medical bills, support
- Neighborhood and physical environment – housing, transportation, safety, parks, playgrounds, walkability, zip codes and geography
These Social Determinants of Health are what we ask organizations to tell us about so that we can determine how HAP can help.