Research and Innovation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan supports research and innovation to improve health care.

From the discovery of penicillin to the polio vaccine, invention and research have played a crucial role in advancing health care. We know that by helping to continue this important work, we can improve the health care system for all of Michigan's residents.

Foundation research grants

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation gives $2.75 million a year to support research that improves the quality of health care in Michigan.

Visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to learn more.

Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan joined forces with the University of Michigan to create the nonprofit Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation.

The center combines the research strengths of the University of Michigan with our large network of health care professionals and data to test new ideas for improving health policy and practice.

The center's research:

  • Promotes evidence-based care delivery
  • Improves population health
  • Expands access to care across a wide range of communities

Learn more about the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation.

The Dartmouth Atlas

This study was the most extensive on medical care in Michigan. It used raw data on health care practices to improve the quality of health care throughout the state. Although the atlas is from April 2000, we think it's still a valuable source of information. Download the Dartmouth Atlas (PDF)

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