The MAC has created a number of initiatives designed to put our members and chiropractic at the forefront of Michigan’s health care system. Programs like WorkSafe and our screenings program are designed to spread the word about chiropractic in participating members’ communities. For more information on these programs, click the links below.
Spotlight on Chiropractic
Michigan Chiropractic Foundation
To educate the public, health care professionals, policy makers, and the business community, and to support research and charitable activities.
Chiropractic positioned as a highly regarded health care profession that improves and advances public health and well-being.
The Michigan Chiropractic Foundation (MCF) supports the chiropractic profession in Michigan, engaging in charitable, scientific, and educational activities. In addition to providing Michigan DCs with quality training programs, the Foundation is developing scholarship programs to benefit future chiropractors.
The MCF is a 501(C)3 making your gift tax deductible. Whether you provide ongoing support, a one-time contribution, or include the Foundation in your estate planning, you know you are making a difference. What better way to lower your taxes, while giving back to your profession?
Be a part of the Michigan Chiropractic Foundation. Support your profession today, and tomorrow.
MAC Screening Program / Social Media Campaign
The MAC, in conjunction with our strategic partner the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH), has developed a health screening program designed to put MAC doctors in the spotlight and spread the word about chiropractic. The program provides MAC members with exposure at high profile health events in their communities, and helps create many public relations opportunities.
At these events, teams of MAC doctors perform screenings using MyMACWellness health screening iPads, which run the latest postural analysis software. The doctors also perform BMI and blood pressure checks, which are encouraged by DCH through its revolutionary “4 x 4 Program.”
The “4x4” program aims to improve the health of Michiganders by making them aware of four key health measures (BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol level, and blood glucose level) and urging them to practice four key healthy behaviors (maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, get an annual physical examination, and avoid all tobacco use and exposure).
The MAC and the PR Committee have a leading role in promoting the 4X4 Plan through our health screenings program. DCH looks to the MAC to be a leader in getting the message out at local health fairs across the state.
Doctors who participate in the screening program also receive a free Facebook advertising campaign, provided by the MAC. Many of the doctors who have been involved have commented that this is the greatest social media campaign they have participated in. The free Facebook advertising, which targets FB users within 20 miles of the doctor’s practice, has gained members more than 16,000 views from potential patients in their region!
To view events in your area and sign up, visit www.macscreenings.com.
WorkSafe is the MAC’s spinal health and ergonomics training program that introduces hundreds of Michigan workers to the healing power of chiropractic care every year. WorkSafe has obtained State of Michigan Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grants for more than 10 consecutive years. A collaboration between the MAC and MIOSHA, WorkSafe is offered to businesses with 100 employees or less in the fields of manufacturing, nursing home and residential care, wholesalers of nondurable goods, landscaping, and warehousing and storage.
For more information, contact Kathy Schaefer at (517) 333-3133 or go to http://www.macworksafe.com/.
Election Action Center
One thing is a certainty when it comes to the 2018 General Election – nobody knows anything and it’s certainly not “politics as usual.” Some experts are predicting a “Blue Wave” that would bring Democrats into power in Congress and state legislatures across the nation. Others aren’t so sure. Most likely, barring a huge wave election, the Michigan Senate will remain controlled by Republicans (they currently hold a 27-11 edge). The future of the Michigan House, on the other hand, isn’t so clear, and Democrats could re-claim the chamber for the first time since 2010. With this uncertainty in mind, it is more important than ever before that our members build and maintain strong relationships with current and future lawmakers.
The MAC Grassroots Action Project
MAC staff has compiled a comprehensive listing of each of Michigan’s 14 Congressional districts, 38 Michigan Senate districts, and 110 Michigan House of Representatives districts, broken down by MAC district. Each legislative district also outlines exactly which communities (counties, cities, townships, etc.) are contained within its borders, as well as candidates for each office from the major parties (Democratic, Republican, and in some districts Libertarian). It also contains historical data on the district’s political “base,” determined by past legislative and presidential voting results.
This project gives us an opportunity to determine which races will have the greatest direct effect on control of the legislature, and potentially the future of chiropractic in the state and our members.
For example, MAC District 3 (Oakland County, which is considered to be one of the major battlegrounds in the state this November) contains the following congressional and legislative districts:
- Congress: 8th, 9th, 11th, 14th
- Michigan Senate: 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th
- Michigan House: 26th, 27th, 29th, 35th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st,43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, 51st
The document also contains up-to-the-minute analysis from MIRS and Gongwer, Michigan’s premier political journalists covering the state and Lansing. Districts that they identify as having a high probability of “flipping” from one party to another are highlighted. This allows district leadership to instantly determine which races are truly competitive, which candidates basically won the election in the Primary, etc. Again, using MAC District 3 (Oakland County) as an example, both MIRS and Gongwer believe that three of the five Oakland County seats in the Michigan Senate (12th, 13th, and 15th) have the possibility of flipping from Republican to Democrat. These “flippable” seats in the Michigan House and Senate – depending on the outcomes of the individual races this November – will determine which party controls the chambers in Michigan’s 100th Legislature, beginning in 2019.
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