Jill Pavka: Health Care Hero!
Jill Pavka is the diocesan liaison for Episcopal Health Ministries in the Diocese of Michigan and has presented at many of our conferences. We are thrilled to hear she has been named a "MICHUHCAN Health Care Hero!"
Health Care Hero 2014
Since its opening in 2002, Jill has been running the St. Peters Free Clinic in Hillsdale. Beyond providing health care to those in need, Jill has been a consistent voice for increased health access for the uninsured.
Jill was a vocal and effective advocate for Medicaid expansion in her District. She utilized the voices of her patients as well as her own voice to tell stories of need.
Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MICHUHCAN) is a state-wide network that promotes comprehensive health care for all and improved health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health through education, strategy development and advocacy.