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.

NEW! Policy Brief Resources Now Available
MCMCH has again partnered with fellow advocates and health professionals the Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics to produce several policy briefs as a resource for policymakers, and to provide background, data, and contact information to facilitate a dialogue between candidates, voters and providers as we approach the November election.
 
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.
 
The structure of the infographics allows you as the messenger to provide more details based on your expertise. These types of early interactions can be invaluable in establishing you as well as MCMCH and our partners as key resources on child health issues. 
Primers on Medicaid and Children's Special Health Care Services may be downloaded here.


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.

 

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 MCMCH is generously supported by our members some of which include: