MDCH News Releases
February 2002
Feb082002
Department of Community Health Promotes Child Passenger Safety Awareness WeekMichigan Department of Community Health Director James K. Haveman, Jr., today urged parents and care givers to take the time to learn how to correctly use a car seat in order to protect the lives of Michigan's children as he kicked off Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs in Michigan from February 10 through 16.
Feb072002
Michigan Makes Dramatic Progress in Elimination of Perinatal HIV InfectionMichigan Department of Community Health Director James K. Haveman, Jr., today announced that Michigan's efforts to prevent mother to infant HIV transmission have been highly successful with the percentage of children born to HIV infected mothers decreasing significantly from 19% in 1993 to 3% in 2000.
Feb052002
Department of Community Health Releases Compulsive Gambling Behavior SurveyMichigan Department of Community Health Director, James K. Haveman, Jr., today announced that a 2001 statewide survey found that 4.5% of Michigan adults were 'lifetime' compulsive gamblers. This study serves as a follow-up to similar surveys done in 1997 and 19999, which produced 'lifetime' compulsive gambling results of 5.2% and 4.9% respectively.

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