Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan

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                                                                                   2020-2023

 

 

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:

 

SIX PRIMARY PRIORITIES

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)

 

 

Become a MIHEIP Ambassador

We are currently piloting a MIHIP Ambassador Program to get input from the community.  If you are interested in sharing your feedback on the MIHEIP and being an advocate for improving maternal and infant health in your community, please apply to be an Ambassador:

Apply to be a MIHEIP Ambassador

 

Subscribe and stay updated

To stay updated on the Improvement Plan, please subscribe to our newsletter:

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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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Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs)

Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs) act as the backbone organizations of the Mother Infant Heath & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP). There are 9 Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs), representing every Prosperity Region in Michigan. Each RPQC convenes regular meetings with diverse stakeholders to address each region’s largest concerns with individualized attention. For more information regarding the RPQCs click here.