Mother Infant Health & Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meetings

  • Mother Infant Health & Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meeting GraphicMichigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Division of Maternal Infant Health, holds quarterly Mother Infant Health and Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meetings to bring the communities' work together, and ensure multi-sector partners have a space to work together to address upstream inequities. This work is part of Michigan's Maternal Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan. Anyone with an interest in maternal & infant health and equity is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

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    Virtual MIHEC Schedule 2022

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    February 17, 2022
    May 19, 2022
    August 18, 2022
    November 17, 2022

    MIHEC meetings for 2022 are scheduled as virtual meetings due to safety concerns and recommended public health response to COVID-19.

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  • Supporting High Risk Families
    August 19, 2021 - (Meeting Agenda)

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     • Sonia Hassan, Wayne State University
    Opioid Health Homes 
     • Kelsey Schell, MDHHS
    Rooming-In Program
     • Katie Halvorsen, War Memorial Hospital
    Covenant Cuddler Program
     • Sarah Knochel, Covenant Hospital
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 

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  • NICU Mom & BabyMMMS/FIMR Update, Family Planning & Reproductive Justice
    May 20, 2021 - (Meeting Agenda) 

     • Sonia Hassan, Wayne State University
    Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance (MMMS)/ Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Update 
     • Melissa Limon-Flegler and Audra Brummel, MDHHS
    MICCA Project Presentation
     • Dr. Michelle Moniz, University of Michigan
    Reproductive Justice Presentation
     • Nkenge Browner, Mothering Justice
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 
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  • Elevating Family Voices
    February 18, 2021 - (Meeting Agenda) 

     • Amy Zaagman, The Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health (MCMCH)
    Elevating Family Voices 
     • Meredith Kennedy, member of the Asabike coalition of the Inter-Tribal Council, parent leader and Behavioral Health Manager
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 

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    Michigan's Birthing Hospital Update & Maternal Mortality
    November 12, 2020 - (Meeting Agenda)

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  • Health Equity, Implicit Bias and Maternal Infant Health UpdatesMother holding newborn infant
    August 20, 2020 - (Meeting Slides)

    Implicit Bias in Messaging
     • Yesenia Murillo
    The Total Care Project
     • Bianca Nash-Miot
    Legislative Updates
     • Amy Zaagman
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 

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  • COVID-19 Response in Maternal and Infant Health Populations
    May 21, 2020 (Meeting Slides)

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    Clinical Impact and Perspective
    • Joanne Bailey, Michigan Medicine
    • Penny Cox, Munson Health System
    Local Health Department Impact and Perspective
     • Joann Hoganson, Kent County Health Department
    Community Based Organization Impact and Perspective
     • Kiddada Green, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
     • Debbie Aldridge, Healthy Futures
    MPHI Implicit Bias Exercise