• Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan

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    Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP)

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in partnership with the Maternal Infant Strategy Group (MISG), is proud to announce the release of the 2020-2023 Mother Infant Health and Equity Improvement Plan.  For your convenience, the MIHEIP and the MIHEIP Appendices are available for download:



    1. Health Equity

    2. Healthy Girls, Women & Mothers

    3. Optimal Birth Spacing & Intended Pregnancies

    4. Full Term, Healthy Weight Babies

    5. Infants Safely Sleeping

    6. Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Well-Being


    The vision of the Improvement Plan is: Zero preventable deaths. Zero health disparities.

    Zero Preventable Deaths

    Mothers and babies are dying from preventable causes.  Approximately 90 women die each year in Michigan during pregnancy, at delivery, or within a year after the end of her pregnancy.  In 2017, 762 infants died before their first birthday. 
    (Source: MDHHS, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Summary of 2017 Infant Death Statistics, November 2018)


    Zero Health Disparities

    Women of color are more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women. Infants born to women of color are more likely to die before they reach their first birthday.
    (Source: MDHHS, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, 2018)


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    Join us at an upcoming MIHEC Meeting

    Maternal Infant Health and Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meeting

    November 14th, 2019 – Ann Arbor MI.

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    Save the Date for the 2020 Maternal Infant Health Summit

    March 30th and 31st - Lansing, MI


    Regional Perinatal Quality Collaborative (RPQC) Meetings & Events

    Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs) act as the backbone organizations of the Mother Infant Heath & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP). RPQC's across Michigan convene regular meetings with diverse stakeholders to address each region’s largest concerns with individualized attention. For more information regarding the RPQC's click here