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Partners and Resources
Maternal & Infant Health Partners & Resources
Michigan's diverse and expansive maternal and infant health partners and stakeholders work on an array of initiatives to improve health outcomes. Many resources are available through these collaborative partnerships, including data, advocacy, and services for Michigan families.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is committed to developing and sustaining strong and equitable collaborative partnerships to truly assure we are working together. MDHHS acknowledges the importance of the many stakeholders working to improve mother, infant, and family outcomes. When all resources and stakeholders work together in alignment, improved maternal and infant health outcomes will become realized.
Maternal Infant Health Partners & Resources
Michigan FIMR offers maternal, pregnancy, and infant loss support resources. With the tragic loss of a pregnancy or an infant, it is important that families receive grief and bereavement support during this extremely difficult time. We encourage maternal infant health partners to refer to the resources and connect families to these services.
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)
BMBFA’s mission is to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for black families. BMBFA provides education, resources and ongoing support to black families and public/private agencies that service these families.
Child and Adolescent Health
The Division of Child & Adolescent Health (DCAH) provides an array of public health programs, initiatives and interventions aimed at promoting the health and well-being of young children, the K-12 population including adolescents, and young adults.
The Hear Her Michigan Campaign aims to prevent maternal mortality by empowering women and their support networks to know the urgent maternal warning signs and speak up when they have concerns. The campaign is also dedicated to encouraging everyone, including providers, caregivers, friends, and family to listen and act.
Maternal Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology Section MDHHS
The MCH Epidemiology Section provides scientific support and guidance to Maternal and Child Health programs to facilitate the data-driven, informed decision-making needed to protect, promote, and preserve the health of Michigan’s children and families.
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Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM)
MI AIM is a maternal health quality improvement initiative, focused on decreasing maternal morbidity, preventable mortality and health disparity through the implementation of patient safety bundles in collaboration with Michigan birthing hospitals.
Michigan Breastfeeding Network
The Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) collaborates to bring about actionable, system-level changes that are centered on the diverse experiences of Michigan families with young children. MIBFN advocates, educates, and builds community alongside families and organizations for the advancement of an equitable, just, and breastfeeding-supportive culture.
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health (MCMCH)
MCMCH empowers parents, communities and professionals to join together and use their voices and votes to educate and inform policymakers who make laws, write regulations, and implement policies affecting the health of babies, children, and their families.
Michigan Home Visiting
Michigan Home Visiting utilizes federal and state funding to support implementation of 4 evidence-based home visiting models: Nurse-Family Partnership, Early Head Start, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers, as part of the Michigan Home Visiting Continuum that supports pregnant and parenting women and families.
Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance (MMMS) Program
Michigan's Maternal Mortality Surveillance (MMMS) program helps identify and address the factors contributing to poor pregnancy outcomes, and underlying factors associated with maternal deaths. MMMS develops policy recommendations and prevention strategies to reduce maternal mortality and eliminate health disparities.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers: access to counselors, real-time support, resources and information, and referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline can help. Call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262).
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring (PRAMS)
The Michigan Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a project that gathers high quality, population-based data about maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and after pregnancy. With the data collected from this survey, we can help improve the health of mothers and their babies throughout the State of Michigan.
Southeast Michigan IBCLC's of Color
Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color (SEMI) aims to meet the unique needs for mentorship, fellowship and profession growth of IBCLCs of Color in the Southeast Michigan region in order to supply their community with equitable access to culturally appropriate lactation support and advocacy. SEMI provides breastfeeding education, skilled birth and lactation support for families in the Metro-Detroit region.