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 the disparities facing women, engage extended families, caregivers, and fathers, and further develop and sustain strong collaborative partnerships. 

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  • Moms, Babies and Pregnancy - Information on COVID-19

    As we are all responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is important that information and resources be shared, during this quickly evolving situation. We will continue to share information and frequent communications to our maternal infant health network. Thank you for the work that you do each and every day to protect and promote the health of our Michigan moms, babies and families.

    Visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus for up to date information about COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19, including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention and treatment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    More COVID-19 Information - Maternal Infant Health

  • Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan

    The Michigan Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP) builds upon the many successes that have and are improving the lives of mothers, infants and families and delves into the heart of the disparities that exist in our state. The State of Michigan's existing efforts and initiatives have resulted in significant accomplishments towards improving the health and well-being of mothers, infants and families. 

    Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan

    While improvements have been realized, persistent challenges remain. Despite their resilience and accomplishment, Michigan women, infants, and their families continue to face deeply embedded systemic inequity, social biases, and related stressors that are closely associated with adverse health outcomes. All Michigan mothers, infants and families have the right to optimal health, together we can achieve that vision.

    Zero preventable deaths.
    Zero health disparities.

Action Committee
COVID-19 Information
Health Equity
Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP)
Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQC's)
Programs & Partners
Tools & Resources
Regional Town Hall Meetings
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Mother Infant Health & Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meetings

  • Registration is now open for the virtual Maternal Infant Health Summit scheduled for September 22-23, 2020. Information including an updated agenda, will be posted as it becomes available.


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  • MoDawn M. Shanafelt, MPA, BSN, RN
    Director, Division of Maternal & Infant Health 
    Director, Title V Maternal Child Health 
    Michigan Department of Health & Human Services