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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Elizabeth Hertel, Director

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Mailing Address 333 S. Grand Ave
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909 Directions
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Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-241-3740

State Hospitals Administration

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Dr. George Mellos, Deputy Director, State Hospitals Administration

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Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
The State Hospital Administration provides evidence supported, person centered inpatient care to individuals in an environment that values compassion and collaboration with the goal of reintegration into their community.

Health and Aging Services

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Kate Massey, Senior Deputy Director, Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration

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Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-241-4100

The Health and Aging Services Administration coordinates all services for Michigan's aging and adult population so that residents can receive the services they need to maintain their independence and live a healthier and higher quality life.

Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

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Allen Jansen

Director, Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

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Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-335-0196

The Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration provides services to people who have specialty services or support needs related to mental illness, developmental disability, substance use disorders and children with serious emotional disturbance. Under contracts with MDHHS, the direct delivery of almost all publicly funded mental health services in Michigan occurs through a system of 46 county-based Community Mental Health Services programs.

Strategic Integration Administration

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Sudhakar Ramaswamy

Director, Strategic Integration Administration

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-284-4904

The Strategic Integration Administration (SIA) is the MDHHS IT and Project Management Administration. SIA provides services to support MDHHS program areas with a business-driven implementation of new technology and non-technology initiatives.

Children's Services

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Demetrius Startling, Executive Director of the Children's Services Agency

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-241-9859

The Children's Services Agency supports our children, youth and families by partnering with them to help them reach their full potential and ensure their safety, permanency and well-being. If you suspect abuse or neglect, call 855-444-3911 any time day or night. This toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult.

Communications

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Laura Blodgett, Communications Director

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-241-2112

This division encompasses the communications and marketing programs for the department and manages relationships with the statewide business community, not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, universities and other stakeholder groups crucial to the department. In addition, it serves as liaison with major partners to blend cultures and opportunities for new endeavors, policy development, research and joint ventures.

Field Operations

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Terrence M. Beurer, Senior Deputy Director, Economic Stability Administration

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-373-3570

Field Operations Administration (FOA) is dedicated to providing organizational support and leadership to front line workers serving the citizens of Michigan. To develop and strengthen the success of indigent citizens, FOA provides the best available guidance in process, policy, training, technology and leadership to MDHHS payment staff. FOA is committed to providing excellent customer service in a manner that respects the diversity and dignity of all state citizens in need, and those who work within MDHHS as advocates, servant leaders and direct service providers.

Financial Operations

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Farah Hanley, Chief Deputy for Health

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-241-6289

Financial Operations oversees budgeting, purchasing, accounting, audit and organizational services for MDHHS.

Human Resources

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Mike DeRose

Director, Human Resources

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
The MDHHS Office of Human Resources provides services to effectively recruit, develop, and retain a work force that will carry out the MDHHS mission.

Inspector General

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Alan Kimichik, Inspector General and Senior Deputy Director

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

866-428-0005

The Inspector General Administration is a criminal justice agency established in 1972 and expanded in 2015 via Executive Order No. 2015-4 as an independent and autonomous entity within MDHHS. The administration assists MDHHS in maintaining integrity and accountability in the administration of its programs. The Inspector General's mission is to prevent, detect, investigate and recover program fraud, waste and abuse in MDHHS.

Legal Affairs

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Matthew Rick, Senior Deputy Director, Legal Affairs Administration

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-284-4837

The Legal Affairs Administration is committed to providing competent expert guidance and support to MDHHS leadership and staff within the mandate of the Michigan Constitution and applicable state and federal law.

Medical Services

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Kate Massey, Senior Deputy Director, Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-582-4145

The Medical Services Administration administers the Medicaid program, providing health care services to eligible Michigan residents. Those include families enrolled in the Family Independence Program, other low-income families, Supplemental Security Income recipients, pregnant women, children, elderly, disabled, blind and the medically needy, who except for income, would qualify for regular Medicaid. It also administers many other programs including the Healthy Michigan Plan and MIChild, which serves children whose families have incomes up to twice the federal poverty level.

Policy, Planning and Operational Support Administration

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Beth Nagel, Senior Deputy Director, Policy, Planning & Operational Support Administration

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-284-4995

Policy, Planning and Operational Support Administration oversees inter- and intradepartmental policy development and implementation; works with the governor's office on policy initiatives; manages cross administrative issue sections, including workforce and access to care, certificate of need, and health disparities.

Public Health

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Dr. Alexis Travis, Senior Deputy Director, Public Health Administration

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Monday - Friday,
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

517-284-1055

The administration's mission is to protect and improve the health of all people in Michigan. We promote and protect the health of the population as a whole through surveillance and response to health issues, prevention of illness and injury, and improvements in access to care. Our vision is that all Michigan residents are healthy, safe and self-sufficient