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    Fostering Health Partnerships officially launched January 1, 2018 and will continue through December 31, 2019. This goal of this project, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and led by MDHHS and its partners the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association for Children’s Mental Health and the Michigan Public Health Institute, is to carry out Learning Collaborative events through the State of Michigan.

    The primary objectives of the Learning Collaborative events are to:

    • Improve coordination and continuity of care between MDHHS and Primary Care, mental health, oral health providers and other partners involved in the well-being of children in foster care.
    • Address barriers to care coordination for children in the foster care system in every county.
    • Assist organizations and health care providers as they address state child welfare policy requirements in their day to day activities that support children in foster care.

    To ensure that the Fostering Health Partnerships Project objectives will be sustained after the project ends, MDHHS created this site to share the products and resources developed in each community during the Learning Collaborative events. These resources are applicable statewide. MDHHS will review and update this site quarterly.

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