Our CoRe (Collaborative + Regional) Meeting on September 29, 2023 has changed venues due to unforeseen circumstances. The meeting is now being held at the Saint John's Resort in Plymouth, Michigan. Click here for directions: Directions to the Meeting Venue . Registration is now closed. Please contact us for questions.

Exciting news for Chiropractors!

Are you a chiropractor participating in MIBAC QI who is interested in encouraging your colleagues to participate? You can earn a reward for doing just that. Click the button below to learn more. This opportunity ends November 1, 2023!

Thank you to the Michigan Association of Chiropractors for allowing us to join you at your meeting Sept 15th-17th!

Dr. Linda Holland, one of the MIBAC Associate Directors and our Program Corodinator, Alescia Toatley, were in attendance to represent the Michigan Back Collaborative! They truly enjoyed seeing the talented Chiropractors and meeting presenter, Dr. Alessandra Colon.

When you think of serious, disabling health conditions, you probably don't think about back pain. However, back pain is a common condition that up to 80% of people in the U.S. will experience in their lifetime. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability globally.

Hoy D, et al. (2014). Retrieved from:

Calling Chiropractors and Primary Care Physicians

Independent Chiropractors who participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (not members of a Physician Organization), new Chiropractors or PCPs from POs already participating in Quality Improvement, or POs who are new to Quality Improvement but have been participating in MIBAC thru the training activities are welcome to apply. Spaces are limited and will be based on the number of participants and date of application. The deadline for our 9/1/2023 launch date has passed, and our next available start dates are as follows:

Chiropractors: 3/1/2024 (agreements due 11/1/2023)

PCPs: 9/1/2024 (agreements due 5/1/2024)

Click or visit "Join MIBAC" in the top right corner of the blue bar at the top of the page to submit an application. Email us at [email protected] with any questions!

Be a part of the solution.
Our dedicated clinicians and their teams have enrolled


patients with acute back pain since we launched Quality Improvement in October of 2022.

Choose your level of participation

MIBAC is a Collaborative of first-contact clinicians working together using a multi-disciplinary approach to evidence-based care for back pain statewide.

It is our belief that by evaluating practice patterns, following emerging research, communicating more effectively with our patients by following a biopsychosocial approach, and sharing our knowledge throughout our great state, we can accomplish our goals.

The goals of MIBAC are to achieve more effective care patterns, better outcomes for patients, and increased satisfaction for clinicians and patients.

Clinician Spotlight

Dr. Dan Spencer is a passionate advocate for better care for back pain. He is our featured participant profile for August. For the full article, please see Events & Resources > Newsletters to view the August Newsletter.

Testimonials from MIBAC participants:

“Our family has been in chiropractic practice for over 95 years. We feel the MIBAC training reinforced current practices and protocols in our office. We also feel that it gave us additional training in management of acute low back pain cases. The aspect of opening up collaboration and referrals with other healthcare professionals is also a great plus. When individuals, groups, and offices work together for the good of the patient’s needs, favorable and cost-effective outcomes can certainly be achieved. We are proud to be a part of the MIBAC initiative.”


Sally Blossom, DC, and Daniel Blossom, DC

“The MIBAC collaboration has helped our clinic build relationships with local primary care physicians to help properly co-manage spine pain patients in an efficient manner in terms of triage, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.”


“I went through the level 1 training and especially enjoyed the communication tips and the video for the back exam.  I have used these tools to help educate my patients, and my patients have been very receptive to my recommendations.”


Emmanuel Dizon, MD

MIBAC is funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Although they provide funding, the views and opinions of the collaborative do not express the views of BCBSM. We are grateful for their ongoing support.


Clinicians Participating in Quality Improvement

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Contact Us

If you are a first-contact spine care provider, practice, or physician organization and would like more information about the program and how you can get involved, please contact us using the link below or email us at [email protected].


Michigan Back Collaborative
Henry Ford Health

Office of Clinical Quality & Safety

1 Ford Place

Detroit, Michigan 48202




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