WHAT: The Health Endowment Fund Board will hold a planning session and formal board meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014. The public and members of the media are welcome to attend throughout the day; however, the public comment and official business portions will take place in the afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. as part of the formal board meeting.
The Health Endowment Fund was created through passage of Public Act 4 of 2013. The Board was established as a result of the new law creating the nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act, which authorizes certain changes on how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan operates in this state. The new law requires Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to contribute up to $1.56 billion over 18 years to a new Health Endowment Fund.
The Fund’s purpose is to support efforts to improve the quality of health care while reducing costs and to benefit the health and wellness through funding of programs for minor children and seniors throughout the state with a significant focus on infant mortality, wellness and fitness programs, access to healthy food, technology enhancements, health related transportation needs and foodborne illness prevention.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, May 19 – Planning Session
3 to 4 p.m., Monday, May 19 – Board Meeting
WHERE: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center – Riverside Room
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Please note that construction on Harrison Road in East Lansing will require you to access the Kellogg Center parking ramp from the Kalamazoo Street entrance.
For more information regarding the Michigan Health Endowment Fund Board, visit www.healthendowmentfund.org.