Northern Lakes CMH submitted 11 Quality Improvement (QI) Plans in advance of the June 1, 2009 deadline to respond to the Application for Renewal and Recommitment (ARR) which was released by the Michigan Department of Community Health on February 10, 2009. This “application” is a follow up to the Application for Participation (AFP) that we submitted for our Northwest CMH Affiliation in 2002. These plans are now subject to review and approval by the Michigan Department of Community Health and negotiation with our Northwest CMH Affiliation.

Forums were held in Traverse City, Cadillac and Houghton Lake, to give an environmental scan on our progress and to give direction on the QI plans. We are posting here the feedback we received at our forums on each of the 11 focus areas as we promised, to make the information available to the many people who participated in the process.

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in setting our direction during our ARR Forums. We are very grateful for your participation and support.