• About MIHP


    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.  The Directory may be sorted by all fields, including by County.

  • 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 (requires physician order—see key elements of a physician’s order) IBCLC Lactation Consultant and Infant Mental Health Specialist (Learn more at the MI-AIMH web page) 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 Care Coordination approach.
    • Requires communication 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.

    What Does The Participant Receive?

    • Risk Identifier and up to nine visits for the mom.
    • Risk Identifier and up to nine visits for the infant and an additional nine with a physician’s order. Substance exposed infants may receive up to 18 additional visits.
    • Assistance with childbirth/parenting education and transportation.

    Is MIHP Effective?

    • Yes, it improves maternal and infant healthcare utilization and health outcomes beginning during pregnancy, continuing at birth, and sustained through the first year of life
    • Participation in MIHP increases the odds of receiving any prenatal care, the adequacy of prenatal care, and the odds of new mothers receiving appropriate postnatal visits.
    • Participation in MIHP increases odds of ever presenting for well-child visits and of receiving the appropriate number of such visits over the first year of life.
    • Participation in MIHP reduces the risk for adverse birth outcomes (prematurity, extreme prematurity, low birth weight, very low birth weight), with particular advantage for Black women. View the report.

    What if I Don't Have Medicaid Health Insurance?

    Michigan has many health care programs available to children, families and adults who meet eligibility requirements. Each program has income limits To check eligibility for Medicaid and apply online, visit MI Bridges If you have questions about Medicaid for pregnant women, contact:

    Medicaid Beneficiary hotline 1-800-642-3195
    TTY 1-866-501-5656