The Illinois Public Health Institute, in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute, was recently selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to serve as the National Coordinating Office (NCO) for a new initiative to foster multi-sector information systems to improve community health - Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH).
Evaluation Specialist Jennifer Torres’ article “Expertise and Sliding Scales: Lactation Consultants, Doulas, and the Relational Work of Breastfeeding and Labor Support” has been published in the April 2015 issue of Gender and Society, the peer-reviewed journal of the Sociologists for Women in Society.
The Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA), in partnership with the Michigan Association for Local Public Health (MALPH), presented MPHI Chief Executive Officer Renée Branch Canady, Ph.D., with the “Jean Chabut Public Health Advocacy Award” in October 2014.
Michigan has received $70 million in federal funding from 2015-2019 to support innovative health care system enhancements that benefit families through the SIM project (State Innovation Model). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund the testing of Michigan’s “Blueprint for Health Innovation,” a plan that guides the state as it pursues better coordination of care, lower costs, and improved health outcomes.