Healthy Safety Net Symposium 2024

Healthy Safety Net 2024, hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, brings together leaders from across the health care safety net to focus on opportunities in safety net health care delivery.

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From Strong Foundations to Bold Action

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will host the 14th annual Healthy Safety Net Symposium. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

Leaders of Michigan free clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, hospitals, public health providers, school-based health centers and other safety net health care organizations are invited to attend. 

Healthy Safety Net 2024 will bring together more than 250 of Michigan’s leading safety net advocates. We’ll reconvene to focus on what’s new and what’s changing in safety net health care delivery and on opportunities to partner with state and local leaders to address racial and rural health disparities.

Symposium planners will apply to offer continuing education contact hours are for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and social workers.

There's no fee for the symposium, but registration is required. Space is limited.

Attendees of the Healthy Safety Net Symposium
Event details

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2024 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, MI.

Why attend?

This year’s symposium will focus on emerging policy, best practices and compelling partnerships.

Who should attend?

We encourage you to register your organization’s decision-makers, such as your CEO, executives and medical directors. Also consider registering your board chair, a board member or a community partner.  

There's no fee for the symposium. Registration is required. Space is limited. 

Planning committee

We've partnered with a diverse group of safety net experts to plan this year's symposium. We're grateful for their contributions.

Julie Aronica
Blue Cross Complete

Debbie Brinson
Honor Community Health, School Community Health Alliance of Michigan

Elise M. Bur
Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health 

Renee Calkins
Michigan Center for Rural Health

Sierra Cameron
Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Andrea Cole
Ethel & James Flynn Foundation

Amber Desgranges
Michigan Primary Care Association

Ann Heler
Free Clinics of Michigan

Chai-Zean Kinney
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Social Mission

Kim Kratz
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Social Mission

Kaitlynn Lamie
Michigan Association of United Ways

Laura Mispelon
Michigan Center for Rural Health

Megan Murphy
Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Melissa Riba
Center for Health & Research Transformation, University of Michigan

Meghan Sifuentes Vanderstelt
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Ruthanne Sudderth
Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Madiha Tariq
ACCESS Community Health & Research Center

Myra Tetteh
Wayne County, Department of Health, Human & Veterans Services

Pam Yager
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Social Mission


For questions about the symposium, email us.