Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of MSHIELD is to address social health needs in patients across Michigan by linking healthcare and community partners, to achieve equitable health outcomes for all.

Long-Term Vision

Identify: Identify social health needs in patients across the spectrum of care, from acute to chronic care and across patients with all medical and surgical conditions.

Connect: Connect all patients who have identified social health needs with community-based and social service resources to address these needs.

Evaluate: Evaluate the effectiveness of social health interventions within hospitals/health systems, CQIs, and community regions.

Grow: Support CQI efforts to understand and address social needs and inequities in their patient populations, and community and state efforts to improve upstream social determinants of health.

MSHIELD operates with anti-racism as a core value across all processes and outcomes.