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Regional Town Hall Meetings
Regional Town Hall Meetings
Regional Town Hall meetings provide opportunities to uplift the voices of communities. Attendees offer their feedback and thoughts on maternal and infant health services, policies and systems along with challenges and strengths in their communities..
The valuable feedback received in these meetings helps inform and align efforts to improve health outcomes and work towards zero health disparities. The important information obtained during the Town Halls is used to inform the Advancing healthy Births plan, MDHHS programs, as well as efforts of the Division of Maternal and Infant Health and Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives.
Thank You for Attending the 2023 Town Hall Meetings!
Town Hall meetings were hosted by the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs) in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Maternal and Infant Health. Meetings were held statewide throughout each of Michigan’s Prosperity Regions. Approximately 500 diverse stakeholders, partners and families attended the twelve Town Hall meetings which were held in April and May 2023.
Common Themes Across All Regions
Across Michigan, communities voiced the need for consistent messaging, care coordination, and awareness and access to available resources and services. Families and stakeholders stated the need for increasing access to home visiting and inclusivity of all family types including men and Fathers. Communities recognized the growing need to address social determinants of health, stigma, and unconscious biases.
2018 & 2019 Town Hall Meetings
Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQC’s) hosted Town Hall meetings across the Great State of Michigan, in the following locations:
2018 Town Hall Meetings:Region 1 - Upper Peninsula - Marquette
Regions 2 & 3 - Northern Michigan - Grayling
Regions 4 & 8 - West/Southwest Michigan - Grand Rapids + satellite location in Kalamazoo
Regions 5 & 6 - Mid-Michigan - Saginaw + satellite locations in Caro, and Bad Axe
Regions 9 & 10 - Southeast Michigan - Detroit + satellite location in Ann Arbor
2019 Town Hall Meetings:
Region 1 - Marquette
Regions 2 & 3 - Alpena
Region 4 - Grand Rapids
Region 5 - Saginaw
Region 6 – Caro + 6 satellite locations
Region 7 - Lansing
Region 8 - Kalamazoo
Region 9 - Ann Arbor
Region 10 – Pontiac, Clinton Township & Detroit