Advocacy for public policy that improves maternal and child health outcomes since 1983.
The Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health (MCMCH) has worked with administrators, legislators, policy-makers, coalitions, communities, and advocates to shape and influence state policy affecting women, infants, children, and families in Michigan. With a policy agenda crafted by the Executive Board, MCMCH has called for and succeeded in securing the establishment or expansion of policy and programs that have a meaningful impact on maternal and child health outcomes.
The briefs, in infographic form, are designed specifically to give both background and timely policy priorities in key topic areas of children's health: immunizations, infant and maternal health, mental health, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and oral health. The briefs are intentionally basic in content to help those practicing in the field begin a dialogue with new and returning legislators who will have many issues to digest. We've also completed a "101" level primer on Medicaid and Children's Special Health Care Services specific to Michigan.
- Infant and maternal health (includes the state Mother Infant Health Improvement Plan details)
- Mental Health
- ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
- Oral Health
Learn more about one of our policy initiatives here: the MI Dental Access Coalition is working to improve access to dental care for all Michigan residents. The coalition supports SB 541, which would license dental therapists to practice in Michigan.