MHealthy Advisory Committee

MHealthy is a university-wide effort to support the health and well-being of the university community by providing resources designed to help achieve a safer, healthier and more satisfying way of life. The MHealthy mission is to support members of the U-M community to lead healthy and fulfilling lives by helping to foster positive work cultures and environments that contribute to U-M being a great public university.

The MHealthy Advisory Committee, composed of members from each campus and the Health System, draws on the rich resources of the university to help address the national challenge in health care by developing innovative long-range solutions to improving health at the University and beyond.

The advisory committee has a contributing role in the university's major healthy living initiatives and health care benefit strategies.

Its guidance and support has helped to shape several key areas, including:

  • MHealthy's evolution from a three-year initiative to an ongoing program that represents the university's continuing commitment to health and well-being.
  • Health care benefit strategies related to cost design, sustainable behavior change, and communication of changes to the university community.
  • Value-based insurance design for MHealthy: Focus on Diabetes and MHealthy: Focus on Medicine pilot programs.
  • Mental and emotional health initiatives in the workplace and mental health parity.
  • Health promotion and disease management through risk reduction.

The advisory committee plays a vital role in the development of programs that stand to make the greatest difference in improving health and satisfaction and integrate wellness efforts with benefit programs for even greater efforts toward prevention.