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Maternal & Infant Health

Department of Health and Human Services

Maternal & Infant Health

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Division of Maternal & Infant Health

The Division of Maternal & Infant Health (DMIH) is home to an array of public health programs, initiatives and interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of women, infants, families and communities.

To achieve further success in improving the outcomes for Michigan mothers, infants and families, we must make data-informed decisions, deploy strategies to address systemic racism and inequities in the social determinants of health, eliminate disparities facing women, engage extended families, caregivers, and fathers, and further develop and sustain strong collaborative partnerships.   

Maternal Infant Health Updates

New Advancing Healthy Births Plan Released
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is proud to release the 2024-2028, Advancing Healthy Births: An Equity Plan for Michigan Families & Communities. Continuing to strive towards the strategic vision of Zero preventable deaths and Zero health disparities, Michigan's plan focuses on sustainable actions and multifaceted approaches to improve outcomes for birthing people and their infants. 

New Doula Trainings Added to MDHHS Approved List 
The Doula Advisory Council working collaboratively with MDHHS, has approved additional doula training programs. The list of MDHHS-approved qualified doula training programs or organizations can be found at Become a Medicaid Enrolled Doula. For more information visit the MDHHS Doula Initiative

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Stay updated on maternal & infant health in Michigan. Our work includes public health programs, initiatives and interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of women, infants, families, and communities across Michigan. 

 

Advancing Healthy Births

With the sunsetting of the Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is proud to release the 2024-2028, Advancing Healthy Births - An Equity Plan for Michigan Families & Communities. Continuing to strive towards the strategic vision of Zero preventable deaths and Zero health disparities, Michigan's plan focuses on sustainable actions and multifaceted approaches to improve outcomes for birthing people and their infants. 


Learn more about the Advancing Healthy Births Plan.

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Advancing Healthy Births

Advancing Healthy Births - An Equity Plan for Michigan Families & Communities (2024-2028) is a next step in working towards an equitable Michigan and requires action from all of us.

 

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Stay updated on maternal & infant health in Michigan, attend an upcoming event and sign up for our emails.

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Our Programs and Initiatives

The Division of Maternal & Infant Health is home to an array of public health programs, initiatives and interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of women, birthing people, infants, families and communities. Learn more about our Our Programs and Initiatives.

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Michigan Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MI PQC)

The Michigan Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MI PQC) improves perinatal outcomes and birth equity through collaboration with diverse partners. MI PQC is divided into nine Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs), each engaging families, communities, and stakeholders in data-informed quality improvement efforts.

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Partners and Resources

Michigan's diverse and expansive Maternal and Infant Health Partners and stakeholders work on an array of initiatives to improve Michigan's maternal and infant health outcomes. Many resources are available through these collaborative partnerships, including data, advocacy, and services for Michigan families.  

Dawn M. Shanafelt, MPA, BSN, RN

Director, Division of Maternal & Infant Health 

Director, Title V Maternal Child Health 

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

ShanafeltD@michigan.gov

Maternal Infant Health Summit. Save the Date. June 17-18, 2024