The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' mission is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan.
Each year millions of Michigan residents receive services from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). We have an annual gross appropriation of billions of dollars, and over 3,000 employees.
We make a difference in people's lives through services that:
Promote health and wellness of families by working on disease, genomics, toxicology, environmental health, education, and public health preparedness
Provide mental health care to families, support for substance abuse and addiction, and operate the state's psychiatric hospitals
Preserve access to care and support health policy
Provide healthcare coverage for people with limited incomes through Medicaid
We are all about people. Not only the people we serve, but our employees. Our dedicated staff promote wellness through education, outreach and the services we provide.
Our passion for the people we serve drives us to create innovative solutions that help accomplish our mission. Our best ideas come from our people. We value their ideas and recognize them for their contributions.
Every employee plays an important role in the success of our department. We embrace diversity and value each other's opinion, to better serve our customers.
As the MDHHS expands its team, we continue to look for compassionate employees who share our level of enthusiasm to deliver quality, health-related services.
Over the years, the Department has gone through many changes and has accomplished a great deal. Since 1873, our goal has been the same, to educate and protect the health of the public and our community. Here are a few highlights:
|1873||The State Board of Health was established.|
|1909||The State Board of Health gained authority over water supply.|
|1921||The responsibility for the collection and compilation of vital statistic was transferred from the Secretary of State to the Michigan Department of Health.|
|1938||The Michigan Department of Health in Lansing & the Michigan Department of Health's Western Branch Laboratory developed the first successful whooping cough vaccine.|
|1950||The department became famous throughout the world for its work and manual on industrial ventilation.|
|1970||The anthrax vaccine was manufactured by the Michigan Department of Public Health.|
|1996||The MDCH was created by consolidating the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Medical Services Administration (the state's Medicaid agency).|
|1997||The Office of Drug Control Policy and the Office of Services to the Aging were consolidated with the MDCH.|
|2002||The Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response to Bioterrorism was created.|
|2006||The MDCH launched the Problem Gambling, Meth Awareness and Emergency Preparedness websites.|
|2010||Smoke-Free Law takes effect May 1st.|
The MDHHS will be the national leader in the design and implementation of health strategies that are culturally responsive and competent, customer-driven and community based.
Our team is dedicated to delivering quality health-related services to the people of Michigan by hiring the best talent, utilizing a diverse workforce, implementing innovative solutions and leveraging technology.