Join our Social Care Advisory Council and Shape the Future!
As MSHIELD's Community-Clinical Partnerships (CCP) pillar grows and evolves, we are convening a Social Care Advisory Council to inform our work to integrate clinical and social care across Michigan. The council will co-develop shared values and operating norms with a focus on long-term partnerships, strategic planning, and advancing CCP’s work.
If you're interested in serving on the council, submit our interest form by November 8, 2023.
What we're looking for:
We are seeking individuals who are...
Passionate about social care integration, health equity, and community-engaged partnerships.
Committed to dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
Willing to actively participate in quarterly Advisory Council meetings, initiatives, and working groups (totaling 12-16 hours per year).
Experienced in best practices for addressing social health needs, community resource navigation, quality improvement, health equity, community capacity building, partnership building between health systems and community-based organizations (CBOs), and/or patient care
Ready to get involved?
If you're ready to make a difference and help shape the future of MSHIELD’s Community-Clinical Partnerships work, we invite you to complete the following interest form. This brief form will allow us to learn more about your background, interests, and how you envision contributing to our mission as a member of the Social Care Advisory Council.
Submit our interest form: https://forms.gle/nYERuR9GuT3g2q5u5
Interest forms are due by November 8, 2023.
More details about the Advisory Council's purpose, member commitment, and compensation are outlined below. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Greene at email@example.com for more information.
November 8, 2023 - Deadline to submit the interest form
Our team will follow up with prospective council members to confirm receipt of their interest form on a rolling basis
Late November 2023 - Membership confirmed
December 2023 - Member onboarding and charter development
February 2024 - First quarterly meeting
The goal of the council is to provide valuable assistance, input, and expertise to the Community-Clinical Partnerships (CCP) team and MSHIELD leadership regarding CCP's long-term goals and strategic plan. Members will serve in an advisory capacity, with their guidance shaping CCP's efforts and priorities.
The Social Care Advisory Council will:
Be inclusive of individuals who:
Represent diverse backgrounds, experiences, and communities
Are doing the work to integrate social and clinical care and promote health equity, and/or are impacted by this work
Share our mission, vision, and values
Are committed to equity and anti-racism
Offer content expertise for piloting and scaling social needs screening and referrals across the state
The Social Care Advisory Council will not:
Duplicate existing work
Always bring the same people within MSHIELD's networks to the table
Become the decision-making body for MSHIELD or the Community-Clinical Partnerships pillar
Why join the Social Care Advisory Council?
As a member of our Advisory Council, you will have the opportunity to:
Make a Difference: Your input and guidance will directly influence our organization's strategies and decision-making processes.
Network: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for community and clinical partnerships, fostering meaningful relationships and collaborations.
Professional Development: Enhance your leadership skills and expand your knowledge in social determinants of health by working alongside content experts and thought leaders.
Impact Change: Play a vital role in driving positive change in Michigan’s social care landscape, contributing to the promotion of health equity.
We are looking for individuals across Michigan with the following underlying qualities to join the council. Members will serve in an individual capacity based on their own expertise and experiences; we are not looking for organizations to appoint members to serve on their behalf.
Individuals under consideration for participation in the council will…
Be connected to, trusted, and valued by communities in which they live, work, or serve; with a prior, positive working relationship with current MSHIELD partners where applicable
Have experience with patient care, community resource navigation, quality improvement, health equity, community capacity building, building partnerships between health systems and Community-based organizations (CBOs), and/or best practices for addressing social health needs
Be interested in and willing to work within MSHIELD’s overall priorities, mission, and vision
Understand that, while their voice and experience will be valued and incorporated, decision-making falls to MSHIELD staff and leadership
Align with and adhere to MSHIELD’s values and anti-racist principles
Serve a three-year term and actively participate at quarterly Advisory Council meetings as well as occasional MSHIELD-affiliated conferences, workshops, and meetings
All members will be expected to actively participate in quarterly Social Care Advisory Council meetings. The estimated time commitment for quarterly meetings and related council activities is 12-16 hours per year. Members of the council will be expected to serve a three-year term.
Additionally, there are several optional opportunities to engage with MSHIELD:
Participation in subcommittees/working groups that may grow out of the Social Care Advisory Council priorities
Attendance at other MSHIELD-affiliated events such as conferences, meetings, presentations
Opportunities for members to present about their or their organization's work
Consultation on MSHIELD’s work beyond council meetings (additional compensation provided)
Members will be compensated individually (e.g., with a stipend) at $250/meeting (up to $1,000 per year for attending all quarterly meetings). Meals and travel for in-person meetings will be provided. Additional compensation will be provided for optional projects and work outside the scope of the Advisory Council. Members have the choice to opt-out and offer feedback on how they want to be recognized and supported for their contributions.