Regional Town Hall Meetings

  • Regional Town Hall Meetings

    In 2018 & 2019, the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQC’s), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Maternal Infant Strategy Group (MISG) hosted town hall meetings throughout the state to gather community input and support for the Mother Infant Health and Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP).

    Town hall meetings provided an opportunity for communities to voice their opinions on the MIHEIP and on services, policies and systems which effect mothers and babies in their communities. The valuable feedback received in these meetings helped inform the creation of the MIHEIP; shifting the focus towards Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health and building on a strength-based approach.


  • Common Themes Across All Regions

    Common themes across all regions included the need for consistent messaging, care coordination, awareness and access to available resources and services. Families and organizations across Michigan stated the need for universal home visiting and inclusivity of all family types including Fathers. Communities recognized the growing need to address social determinants of health, stigma, and unconscious biases. 

    Using data and storytelling, MDHHS hopes to create strong partnerships that support Michigan families and lead to the best possible outcomes for moms & babies, we will continuously strive to include family's voices in our work.

2019 Town Hall Meetings

  • 2019 Town Hall Meetings

    Throughout September 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQC’s) hosted 11 town hall meetings across the Great State of Michigan, in the following locations:

    ​Region 1 - Marquette
    Regions 2 & 3 - Alpena
    Region 4 - Grand Rapids
    Region 5 - Saginaw
    Region 6 – Caro + 6 satellite locations ​

    Region 7 - Lansing
    Region 8 - Kalamazoo
    Region 9 - Ann Arbor
    Region 10 – Pontiac, Clinton Township & Detroit


2018 Town Hall meetings:

  • 2018 town Hall Meetings

    Upper Peninsula - Marquette

    Northern Michigan - Grayling

    West/Southwest Michigan -Grand Rapids + satellite location in Kalamazoo

    Southeast Michigan - Detroit + satellite location in Ann Arbor

    Mid-Michigan - Saginaw + satellite locations in Caro, and Bad Axe