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E0: CICIP 101

E0: CICIP 101

This exclusive pre-launch episode of OnePath is a guide to understanding CICIP, otherwise known as the Care Innovation and Community Improvement Program. MetroHealth’s own Michael Dalton, former vice president of executive projects and leader of the CICIP coalition, and The Office of Opioid Safety’s Dr. Joan Papp and Karolyn Tibayan explain why teamwork is absolutely intrinsic to the successful utilization of CICIP funding and resources.

Accessible only to CICP-affiliated medical systems (MetroHealth, the University of Toledo Medical Center, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and UC Health in Cincinnati).


Michael Dalton is the Vice President for the Virtual Care Enterprise at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio where he is responsible for designing, coordinating and implementing the organization’s strategy for virtual healthcare services. This role is essential to advancing MetroHealth’s virtual footprint, consistent with its broader system goals of empowering patients to receive care how, when and where is most convenient for them. He helped launch MetroHealth’s Hospital in the Home program amidst the COVID pandemic and has now created numerous other virtual care initiatives for the health system.

Prior to this role, he served as the Vice President for Executive Projects at MetroHealth where he was responsible for leading a statewide coalition of safety-net providers who were able to secure $200 million from the CMS to combat the state's opioid epidemic and address numerous population health challenges through the Care Innovation and Community Improvement Program, or CICIP. He also was responsible for numerous changes in state law that allowed for MetroHealth to protect its intellectual property, create or acquire non-profit entities, and offer healthcare services outside the county in which the health system is located. He's also led a coalition of health facilities in advocating against cuts to the 340B discount drug program. He specializes in understanding how healthcare policy and political dynamics intersect with healthcare financing, using this knowledge to advance the strategic priorities of the health system.

Prior to joining MetroHealth in February of 2017, Michael most recently served as the System Director of Government Relations for Summa Health in Akron, developing and leading the policy priorities for the health system.

Michael earned his master’s degree at Case Western Reserve University in Positive Organizational Development and Change. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron where he majored in Political Science.

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