Published: January 7, 2020

MPHI is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to work on a newly awarded federal grant aimed at reducing and preventing child abuse and child neglect. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services won one of five grants that were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. Michigan will receive $750,000 over three years, along with assistance from experts in addressing child maltreatment injuries and fatalities. MPHI is the current home of the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention and the Data Coordination Center for the Center for Disease Control’s  Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry and Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry. Through this new project, known as Reducing Fatalities and Recurring Child Injuries and Crimes Caused by Crime Victimization, MPHI will work with MDHHS to identify children who are most at risk of abuse and neglect and will collect and analyze data and work with community partners to develop prevention plans.