MIHP

  • About MIHP

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    Welcome to the Maternal Infant Health Program.  MIHP is Michigan's largest home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and infants. 

    Please click on MIHP Agency Directory to locate MIHP providers, throughout the state.  Each MIHP agency works to support healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes,  as well as healthy infants. 


  • What does it do?

    • It provides home visitation support and care coordination for pregnant women and infants on Medicaid.
    • Services are intended to supplement regular prenatal/infant care and to assist healthcare providers in managing the beneficiary's health and wellbeing.

    What Are Its Purposes?

    • To promote healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and healthy infant growth and development.
    • To improve the health and well-being of Medicaid eligible pregnant women and infants through a standardized, system-wide process.
    • To decrease infant mortality as part of Michigan’s strategic plan

    What Are The Program Components?

    • Requires services provided by Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker.
    • May also have a Registered Dietitian, IBCLC Lactation Consultant and Infant Mental Health Specialist as part of the team.
    • Uses evidence based, comprehensive Maternal and Infant Risk Identifiers.
    • Determines the maternal or infant risks based on an algorithm designed into the database plus professional observation.
    • Consists of standardized trainings, forms, interventions and plan of cares.
    • Uses a Case Management approach.
    • Requires communication and coordination with Medicaid Providers and Medicaid Health Plans.
    • Has a state wide database for Risk Identifiers and Discharge Summaries

    Who Provides The Services?

    • Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Home Health Agencies
    • Hospital Based Clinics
    • Native American Tribes
    • Private Providers
    • Local and Regional Public Health Departments

     Information sheet for Medical Providers    


  • What Type of Model Is It?

    • It is population-based management model, meaning that the health of the entire population is addressed in addition to the health of individuals within the population.  Standardized, appropriate services are provided based on a beneficiary's needs and risks no matter the location within the state.