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Regional Town Hall Meetings
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.
Join us for a 2023 Town Hall meeting!Meetings will be held in every region of the state to gather input on the next version of the Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan. Anyone interested in the health and well-being of Michigan families is welcome to attend.
Meetings will include an overview of successes under the current Improvement Plan, and an opportunity to share feedback on the next version of the plan.
April 11, 12–2 p.m.
Tuscola Technology Center, Caro and other sites throughout region
April 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Charlevoix Library, Charlevoix
April 18, 5-7 p.m.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Kalamazoo
April 19, 4–6 p.m.
Focus: HOPE, Detroit
May 3, 2-4:30 p.m.
Double Tree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront, Bay City
May 4, 5–7 p.m.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Grand Rapids
May 15, 5–7 p.m.
Washtenaw County Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor
May 16, 10–12 p.m.
OLHSA Community Action Agency, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Pontiac
May 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Quality Inn Hotel, West Branch
May 19, 11:30–2:30 p.m.
The Cadillac Room, Lansing
May 22, 6–8 p.m.
Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township
May 25, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Northern Center at Northern Michigan University, Marquette
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.
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