Mother Infant Health & Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meetings

  • Mother Infant Health & Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meeting GraphicMichigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Division of Maternal Infant Health, holds quarterly Mother Infant Health and Equity Collaborative (MIHEC) Meetings to bring the communities' work together, and ensure multi-sector partners have a space to work together to address upstream inequities. This work is part of Michigan's Maternal Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan. Anyone with an interest in maternal & infant health and equity is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

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    Virtual MIHEC Schedule 2021

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    February 18, 2021
    May 20, 2021
    August 19, 2021 
    November 18, 2021

    MIHEC meetings for 2021 are scheduled as virtual meetings due to safety concerns and recommended public health response to COVID-19.

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    Michigan's Birthing Hospital Update & Maternal Mortality
    November 12, 2020 – Virtual Meeting

     • Amy Zaagman, The Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health (MCMCH)
    Highlighting Great Work in Birthing Hospitals 
     • TBD
    Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance Interdisciplinary Review Team
     • Melissa Limon-Flegler, MDHHS
     • Audra Brummel, MDHHS
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 

    Meeting Agenda - Nov. 12, 2020 (PDF)
    → Meeting Slides - Nov. 12, 2020 (PDF)

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  • Health Equity, Implicit Bias and Maternal Infant Health Updates
    August 20, 2020 – Virtual Meeting

    Mother holding newborn infantImplicit Bias in Messaging
     • Yesenia Murillo
    The Total Care Project
     • Bianca Nash-Miot
    Legislative Updates
     • Amy Zaagman
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 
    → Meeting Agenda - August 20, 2020 (PDF)
    → Meeting Slides - August 20, 2020 (PDF)

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  • COVID-19 Response in Maternal and Infant Health Populations
    May 21, 2020

    Clinical Impact and Perspective
    • Joanne Bailey, Michigan Medicine
    • Penny Cox, Munson Health System
    Happy Family with BabyLocal Health Department Impact and Perspective
     • Joann Hoganson, Kent County Health Department
    Community Based Organization Impact and Perspective
     • Kiddada Green, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
     • Debbie Aldridge, Healthy Futures
    Implicit Bias Exercise
     • Facilitated by Michigan Public Health Institute
    Maternal and Infant Health Partner Sharing & MDHHS Update 
    → Meeting Slides - May 21, 2020 (PDF)