Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Mission: Create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by increasing physical activity and healthy eating, reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Our vision and mission will be met through integrated efforts on education, policy and environmental change focused on the following:
Increasing awareness and control of high blood pressure among adults
Increasing the quality of stroke care among adults
Increasing the number of youth, adults and families who have access to healthy foods
Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among youth, adults and families
Increase the number of youth, adults and families participating in regular physical activity
Addressing the social determinants of health, increasing health equity and reducing health disparities among high risk populations
sweet joy of family bonds and perseverance.
1. High rates of black infant mortality
2. High rates of diet-related disease
3. Lack of diversity in lactation field
4. Unique cultural barriers among black women
5. Desert-Like Conditions in Our Communities
For more information on the mission in Michigan to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans and for support, visit the Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association webpage!
Image Credits: Michigan Women Infants and Children Program and
Under Michigan law...
The Michigan Public Act 197 of 2014 disallows the denial
of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or
accommodations to a woman simply because she is
breastfeeding. Owners and operators may not post signs
prohibiting public nursing.
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