Programs & Partners
Michigan is home to an array of public health Programs and Partners, initiatives and interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of women, infants, families and communities. 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.
We acknowledge 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.
You may also be interested in our maternal infant health Tools & Resources page.
Division of Maternal Infant Health Programs
- Michigan's Title V Maternal and Child Health Program
Michigan’s Title V program supports a wide range of critical MCH programs and services across the state. Its overarching goal is to improve the health and well-being of the state’s mothers, infants, children, and adolescents—including children with special health care needs (CSHCN).
- Safe Delivery
Safe Delivery is a law allows for the safe, legal, and confidential surrender of a newborn, up to three days (72 hours) old, to an Emergency Service Provider (ESP).
- Family Planning
Provides high quality reproductive health care to women, men, and teens at low or no-cost. Family Planning is a public health service that helps individuals and families to plan for their desired family size and spacing of children or to prevent an undesired pregnancy.
- Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
EHDI provides better outcomes for Michigan newborns young children with hearing loss, and their families, through early hearing screening, appropriate audiological diagnosis, and intervention.
- Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
Michigan’s largest evidence-based home visitation program. for Medicaid eligible pregnant moms and infants
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)
This program aims to increase FASD prevention, evaluation and diagnosis, and support families impacted by FASD.
- Michigan's Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)
A process of identification and analysis of factors that contribute to fetal and infant death in order to make recommendations for system change & implement these recommendations.
- Mother Infant Health & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP)
MIHEIP Integrates interventions across the maternal-infant dyad promoting a holistic approach to care that encompasses health and wellbeing for both mom and baby.
- Infant Safe Sleep
The Safe Sleep Program works to promote awareness about infant sleep safety, provide training to professionals, communication tools and information for mothers, families and communities.
- Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs)
RPQCs are improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality by bringing the community together through cross-sector collaborations.
Maternal Infant Health Partners
- Michigan Home Visiting Unit
The Michigan Home Visiting Unit 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.
- Southeast Michigan IBCLC's of Color
Reducing disparities in Black maternal and infant mortality in the Southeast Michigan by providing services, developing advocacy, leveraging relationships, and mentoring countless other professionals entering the field of Black maternal health work.
- 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.
- Maternal Child Health 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.
- Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance (MMMS) Program
The MMMS program helps identify underlying factors associated with maternal deaths and develops policy recommendations to reduce maternal mortality and eliminate health disparities.
- 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.
- 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.
- Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM)
MI AIM is a maternal safety and quality improvement initiative, with the goal of eliminating preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity.
WIC helps keep families healthy by providing nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to a host of community resources.