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Regional Town Hall Meetings

Department of Health and Human Services

Regional Town Hall Meetings

Regional Town Hall meetings provide an opportunity for communities to voice their opinions on the next iteration of the Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP) and on services, policies and systems which effect mothers, birthing people, families and babies 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.

Hosts for the event are the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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 universal 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. 


 Common Themes Across All Regions text included in document


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