Our History

The Alliance is a collaboration of seven local health departments and cross-sector partners that began in 2014. It was the culmination of a two-year exploration of cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.

Founding Members

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health National Network for Public Health Law |¬†Associate Director for Mid States Region (Co-Chair), Center for Public Health Practice Associate Director (Co-Chair)

  • Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department | Health Officer and Board of Health Chair

  • District Health Department #2 | Health Officer and Board of Health Chair

  • District Health Department #4 | Health Officer and Board of Health Chair

  • District Health Department #10 | Health Officer and Board of Health Chair

  • Grand Traverse County Health Department | Health Officer and Board of Commissioners Chair

  • Health Department of Northwest Michigan | Health Officer and Board of Health Chair

  • McLaren Northern Michigan | Director of Wellness Services

  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services | Director of Local Public Health Services

  • Munson Healthcare and Perinatal Initiative | Facilitator of Regionalization Projects

  • Northern Health Plan/TENCON Health Plan | Executive Director

Steering Committee

The NMPHA Steering Committee is comprised of the Health Officers from Benzie-Leelanau Health Department, Central Michigan District Health Department, District Health Department No. 2, District Health Department #4, District Health Department #10, Grand Traverse County Health Department, and Health Department of Northwest Michigan.