MAAPN ByLaws, Art. II, 2.01 Purpose

Milwaukee Area Allied Provider Network (MAAPN) is a non-profit corporation and shall be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.

MAAPN’s purpose is to advocate for fair and equitable access to healthcare providers regarding public funding for health care and healthcare related activities.  MAAPN will pursue equity and fairness in the “use” and “allocation” of these public funds for providers as well as, the mentally and physically challenged community it serves.  MAAPN will represent the interests of the historically underserved and underrepresented in this healthcare field.

At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which shall provide opportunities for involvement in said activities and programs in order to have a greater impact for change.

Our goal is to focus in three (3) major strategic functions:

1.)     In alliance with supporting local and national agencies, advocacy will be conducted through the non-profit arm of the agency. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Utilizing social and public media to identify the issues related to the quality and availability of healthcare services within Milwaukee County and the surrounding area (Southeastern WI Regional Area).
  • Promoting and assisting in the development of resources for Community-Based Residential Facilities and Supportive Home-Care service providers.
  • Promoting and providing recruitment and training for group-home and residential services staff.
  • Development of a Speakers Bureau of highly qualified healthcare professionals to advance the education of providers and the public regarding the benefits, challenges, complexities, and career opportunities of this particular healthcare delivery service in the Milwaukee County and surrounding area.
  • Continued Board Development to maintain an optimal composition of members.


2.)     Our Policy-Making focus will involve government services, including but not limited to:

a. The Legal/Litigation component will advance the rights of current and future healthcare recipients, as well as, current and future healthcare providers, through emphasizing their legal rights up to and including litigation.  Litigation will be pursued as a last resort after exhausting all other reasonable remedies to achieve the best quality of care and just access the community expects of its care providers when serving those who are unable to speak for themselves.

b. The Research component will compile data related to service delivery and service quality; track trends in the industry, program outcomes, and informed decisions related to new initiatives.

c. The plan of Private/Governmental Partnerships will be actively pursued as a means of pooling resources and information to optimize service delivery.  Collaborations will be given a high priority due to the necessity for interdisciplinary cooperation in providing healthcare (i.e., direct care services, nursing, hospitals, behavioral services, physicians, placement etc…)

d. Policy and guideline development will involve the drafting of “relevant” and “meaningful” rules, guidelines, and policies by MAAPN to inform government decisions, positively influence new government policy and enhance the operations of services providers.  This will include the monitoring of important political trends which impact on our industry.

3.)     The Planning and Development component will be operated the “for profit” arm of the agency.  This social entrepreneurship endeavor will include, but is not limited to:

a. Development of a Case Management Unit that will facilitate placement and oversee care for residents in our service area.

b. Capacity Building projects to enhance the resources, skills, and abilities of healthcare providers while addressing the requirements of residents in the context of regulatory environment.

c. Engaging in Capital Improvement projects and or related initiatives to create affordable housing for the physically, mentally and emotionally disabled population we serve.

d. Assist in the redesign and build-out of existing Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF’s).

At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which shall provide opportunities for involvement in supportive activities and programs to achieve a greater impact for change.

​​Our Mission

 

"Milwaukee Area Allied Provider Network" (MAAPN) is an organization dedicated to the quality of care provided to the physically and mentally disabled in our health care community, as well as, the care providers.  We will advocate for fair and equitable treatment in a meaningful, effective, impactful and persuasive manner.  Seeking appropriate resources and a fair distribution of client referrals to the community provider care network.  We are committed to improve the quality of care for residents within the healthcare community, including a universal standard of care.  MAAPN intends to serve as a 'responsible support, advocacy and representative voice' for the client and the community healthcare provider network at whatever level required. 

"When we Fight everybody wins"