GME Managed Care
Overview of Healthcare in the State of Michigan
Managed Care: What Is It's Definition Today?
Evidence-Based Medicine
Disease Management
About Us
About Us
The mission of the GME Medical Education (GME) Innovations Project is to provide a curriculum on managed care, access to care, community oriented patient care, and practice management for faculty and learners.
The GME Innovations Project is committed to developing a valuable educational opportunity that will expose faculty and learners to individual patient and community requirements for effective, efficient and best practice health care. Educational opportunities experienced through this curriculum will serve as indicators for change that need to be considered by the health care industry, including local, state, and national policy makers and legislators. The Michigan Department of Community Health, The Wellness Plan, the Detroit Medical Center, and Wayne State University are partners with the GME Innovations Project.
In 1995 nine area institutions formed the Greater Detroit Area Partnership for Training (GDAPFT) to address the shortage of primary health care providers. The mission of this initiative is to develop and implement a regional interdisciplinary educational program to prepare nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants for clinical practice within underserved areas.

The Greater Detroit Area Partnership for Training (GDAPFT) is the only urban partnership out of eight initiatives across the nation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The scholars are educated at the participating academic institution of their choice while sharing several common courses developed through the partnership.

The partnership consists of the following institutions:
  • Oakland University
  • University of Detroit Mercy (lead agency)
  • University of Michigan
  • Wayne State University
  • Detroit Health Department
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Trinity Health System
  • St. John Health System

In addition to the above institutions, there are many community and church partners who actively contribute to the shaping of the project.

In 1999, the Partnership was awarded a grant from the Department of Education, Fund for Improving Post-secondary Education/Learning Anywhere Anytime Program (FIPSE/LAAP) to enhance and increase access and opportunities to health care education. The objectives of this grant include the development of discipline specific and common courseware as well as a virtual lifelong learning lab that will be available to healthcare practitioners for continuing education credit hours.

GDAPFT & GME Innovations