Posts for Latest Happenings

2018 Marquette County Children’s Fair
Posted on April 06, 2018



Saturday, April 28, 2018

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


The Westwood Mall

3020 U.S. 41

Marquette, MI 4955

Protect Yourself from Hepatitis A
Posted on April 03, 2018

Community Health Worker Certification Training Program
Posted on April 03, 2018

The Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA), in collaboration with Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions (UPHCS) and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund; is launching a MiCHWA Community Health Worker (CHW) training. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee employment but does enhance your employability in the community health worker profession. All participants who successfully complete the training will be automatically eligible for MiCHWA CHW Certification.

When/Where: The date, schedule, and location for the training will be determined based on interest and employer demand. Please contact Kate LaBeau (MiCHWA CHW Instructor), information below, with your interest in the training. The training will be during Spring/Summer 2018, but we need your feedback for setting up the training schedule!

What is required for the MiCHWA CHW Training Program?

  • Training is comprised of 126 hours, (which includes 25 hours for independent self-study) and
    40 hours of internship (if not employed as a CHW)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED as a minimum
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Independent work in community setting (40 hours), if not already employed in a CHW role

Cost: $150/student

*Please note that the MiCHWA CHW Training Program typically costs around $1,130 per participant in this training; however, the reduced cost is made available by UPHCS and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Future MiCHWA CHW Training Program costs may be higher so please take advantage of this opportunity!

Please contact Kate LaBeau or Renee Anderton with your interest in the Spring/Summer 2018 MiCHWA CHW Training Program: or 906.225.1174 or 906.225.6742

For questions about MiCHWA CHW Certification and/or general inquiries about the MiCHWA CHW Training Program/Curriculum, please contact:
Rebecca Lindsay-Smith, MPH, CHES
Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA) or 734-998-6031

The curriculum is designed to train front line health workers to provide culturally responsive services in Michigan communities. Each of eight [8] CHW core competencies are presented in modules that promote the development of skills needed to become gainfully employed as a community health worker and enhance the knowledge base of those already employed. The internship consist of field experiences in local agencies where the focus is for the student to apply and integrate their course work into practice. CHW’S who are currently employed will complete internship at their place of work. To maintain CHW certification, participant will need to complete 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years and annually renew members on the MiCHWA CHW Registry ($30 per year). Please visit for more information

Diabetes Workshop coming to Ishpeming
Posted on March 30, 2018

The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is returning to Ishpeming beginning on April 30th. The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms.  Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six week class will meet on Tuesday’s from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. beginning on April 30th; meeting at Bell Hospital conference room, 901 Lakeshore Blvd, Ishpeming.  Pre registration is required, family and caregivers are welcome.   There is no cost to attend.   Please call 906-273-1120 or dial 2-1-1 to register.  For more information, or to register online visit This program is brought to you by UPCAP, UPDON and the Western Marquette County Health Foundation.

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course
Posted on March 23, 2018

Conference Schedule

Morning Session

7:45-8:00: Light Breakfast

8:00am- 12:30pm: ASAM/ACOG Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course – Cara Poland, MD

12:30-1:15: Lunch


Afternoon Session (No CME credit for the afternoon session)

1:15-2:00: The Vermont Hub and Spoke Model for Addiction Medicine Treatment – Sharif Nankoe, MD

2:00-2:30: A Model for an Integrated Prenatal and Addiction Medicine Clinic – Cara Poland, MD

2:30-2:45: Questions for Dr. Nankoe and Dr. Poland

2:45-3:30: Current Trends in Opiate Prescribing in the Upper Peninsula and an Overview of Michigan Regulations on Opioid Prescribing and – Kevin Piggott, MD

3:30-4:00: Needle Exchanges and Harm Reduction Strategies – Katie Brang, MD and Terry Frankovich, MD

4:00-4:10: Break

4:10-4:45: Panel Discussion with Drs Nankoe, Poland (if available), Piggott, and Frankovich

This course is offered in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The curriculum for this course has been specifically designed for women’s health providers but can be attended by all providers. 

Welcome to the ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course online access. This course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.

This is an 8-hour blended course combining 4 hours of online learning followed by 4 hours of live learning. The live portion of the course builds off the content delivered in the online portion. Course faculty are expecting you to come to the live course with the online portion completed. 

Getting started: To begin the online portion of the course, please log in to your right and locate the box that says Module 1. If you do not know your password, or you have forgotten it, select Forgot Password and you will be emailed a link to reset your password. Detailed instructions for completing the online portion of the course can be found under the tab titled Course Instructions.

Once you have completed the 4-hour online portion and the 4-hour live portion of the course, return here to claim CME for the course. If you have any questions, please contact

Overview of Legislation


The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM, who is one of the national organizations named in the DATA 2000 legislation as eligible to prepare and administer these courses.

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. CARA authorizes qualified NPs and PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for a five-year period expiring in October 2021.

To qualify, NPs and PAs must:

  • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
  • Complete not less than 24 hours of appropriate education through a qualified provider
  • Through other training or experience, demonstrate the ability to treat and manage OUD
  • If required by state law, be supervised or work in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

HHS’ announcement on November 16, 2016, enables NPs and PAs to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training. For the full HHS announcement, click here.

NPs and PAs can begin the training immediately by taking the 8-hour buprenorphine course ASAM currently offers or that other stakeholders offer (see below for more information). The remaining 16 hours will have to be completed with one training provider. ASAM is developing multiple 16-hour training course options and formats, including collaborations with:


Marquette and Alger Counties Great Start Parent Coalition Upcoming Events
Posted on February 27, 2018

Marquette Great Start Parent Coalition

February 24th 10:30-11:30 Mill Creek Inter-Generational Playgroup

February 26th 10:30-11:30 Babies at Babycakes

March 1st 5:30-7:30 Café 1: Planting of the Seeds of Mindfulness

March 6th 5:30-7:30 Café 2: Watering the Seeds with Everyday Mindfulness

March 7th 5:00-6:30 Dads & Daughters Date Night: Hair Tutorial for Dads

March 19th-23rd The Singing Tree Artist with Laurie Marshall

March 20th 5:30-7:30 Café 3: The Harvest: Laurie Marshall & Tree Mural

March 20th 5:00-6:30 Yoga for Kids and Parents

March 24th 10:30-11:30 Mill Creek Inter-Generational Playgroup

March 26th 10:30-11:30 Babies at Babycakes

April 20th 9:00-4:00 U.P. Children’s Coalition

Alger Great Start Paren Coalition

February 22th 5:30-7:30 Café 1: Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness

February 27th 5:30-7:00 Movement & Music

March 8th 5:30-7:30 Café 2: Watering the Seeds with Everyday Mindfulness

March 12th 5:30-7:00 Art Make and Take

March 19th-23rd The Singing Tree Artist with Laurie Marshall

March 22nd 5:30-6:30 Café 3: The Harvest: Laurie Marshall & Tree Mural

March 27th 5:30-7:00 Movement & Music

April 20th 9:00-4:00 U.P. Children’s Coalition



Follow these pages on Facebook for more upcoming events:

Great Start Parent Coalition-Marquette

Marquette-Alger Great Start Collaborative

Use #906connect and tag @906maresa to connect to the community and show what you’ve learned or how much fun you had! Let’s Connect!

Questions? Contact Angela Johnson 906-226-5157


MAHP applauds Gov. Snyder’s continued support for Healthy Michigan Plan
Posted on February 13, 2018

Event: Share Your Story
Posted on February 09, 2018

Event: Conversations for today, Plans for tomorrow
Posted on February 08, 2018

UPHP’s Kate LaBeau will be be facilitating a FREE event at Houghton High School cafeteria on Wednesday, February 28th:

Houghton High School is located at 1603 Gundlach Street in Houghton, Michigan. Please call 906-225-7500 with questions.


2018 UPHP ID Cards
Posted on January 18, 2018