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State Health Assessment

Our Vision:
Michigan will be a state with safe, connected, healthy, and vibrant communities, where every person is valued. Those who live, learn, work, play, and age in Michigan will have trust in, and equitable access to, services and safe environments that support a healthy life.


blue map of MichiganIn Michigan, as in other states, public health is impacted by more than just the actions of the state health department and the local public health departments that operate throughout the state. The health of Michigan's residents is the responsibility of all of us.
In June 2019, the MDHHS Public Health Administration launched a State Health Assessment (SHA) process designed to help determine how healthy Michigan's residents are overall, what health conditions cause the greatest challenges in the state and what factors contribute to those challenges, and what existing resources can be mobilized to address the health needs within the state. The SHA findings helped form the basis of a health improvement plan for the entire public health system in Michigan to tackle priority needs.

MDHHS used Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) as the framework to guide the state health assessment. MAPP is a participatory strategic planning process for improving public health. This framework helped organizers and participants prioritize Michigan's public health issues, identify resources for addressing them, and determine the best plan of action to drive change.

  ▶ Read the final 2019 Michigan SHA reportPDF icon (October 2023)

If you are interested in finding out more about the 2019 Michigan State Health Assessment process and report, please contact MDHHS Office of Performance Improvement and Management Manager Jennifer Schuette, MPH, at

Please note: For those who are interested, we have archived our 2019 Michigan State Health Assessment Call to Action and other related information at