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Child Maltreatment Prevention and Surveillance

Child Maltreatment Prevention and Surveillance

Child Maltreatment Prevention and Surveillance

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MPHI’s Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) implements a variety of strategies to identify children who are most at risk of abuse and neglect and to improve the systems that serve these children and families. Through partnerships with national, state, and local experts, CCFH staff create positive systemic changes that improve the safety of children in their homes and communities. CCFH staff facilitate Michigan’s Citizen Review Panel on Child Fatalities (CRPCF). The CRPCF submits recommendations to Michigan’s child protection system based on findings from in-depth case reviews conducted by a multidisciplinary panel of Michigan’s leading child maltreatment prevention experts. CCFH staff also play a key role in an innovative demonstration project, Reducing Child Fatalities and Recurring Child Injuries Caused by Crime Victimization (Child Safety Forward/CSF). The goals of CSF are to better identify children who are at the most risk for maltreatment; to improve cross-sector collaboration; to increase public awareness around the risk factors for and signs of possible child maltreatment with strategic messaging that reinforces the shared role of family, community members, and professionals in the identification and prevention of child maltreatment; and to increase access to direct services for victims of child maltreatment and to support services for at risk families.

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Revision of the Michigan Medical Examiner System

Revision of the Michigan Medical Examiner System

Revision of the Michigan Medical Examiner System

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This project aims to recommend revisions to the Michigan Public Health Code and establish a statewide Michigan medical examiner system. CCFH team members have engaged with key stakeholder groups (e.g., forensic pathologists, MI Vital Records and Health Statistics, prosecuting attorneys, law enforcement, funeral directors) throughout Michigan to discuss models used across the country. CCFH facilitates a process to allow the stakeholder groups to create language to present to the legislature.

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Healthy Start Evaluation

Healthy Start Evaluation

Healthy Start Evaluation

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MPHI’s Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) supports the Ingham County Health Department's (ICHD) Healthy Start program by designing a program-specific evaluation plan and creating a custom data collection system. The Healthy Start evaluation provides ICHD with near real-time information on program implementation, progress toward programmatic goals, and progress toward federal reporting requirements. The custom data collection system, used by first-line staff members at ICHD, allows for efficiency and precision when gathering evaluation data.

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Oral Health Support and Evaluation

Oral Health Support and Evaluation

Oral Health Support and Evaluation

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MPHI’s Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) works with the Oral Health Program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate their activities. The evaluation plan and implementation provide information to track program implementation, ensure the program is meeting its goals, strengthen program effectiveness, and meet federal reporting requirements. In addition to evaluating project activities, CCFH staff provide facilitation services to the Oral Health Program to assist in focusing the impact of their work.

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Child Fatality Surveillance and Prevention

Child Fatality Surveillance and Prevention

Child Fatality Surveillance and Prevention

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MPHI’s Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH) houses the Michigan Child Death Review, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry, and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review. Collectively, these projects utilize fatality surveillance to better understand how and why children die, and use the findings to help prevent child deaths. CCFH provides technical assistance to facilitate these efforts with both local- and state-level policy makers. In addition, CCFH staff train front-line personnel across the state on effective review processes, infant safe sleep and death scene investigation practices.

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Contact Info

2436 Woodlake Circle Suite 300 Okemos, MI 48864 Phone: (517) 324-8300 Fax: (517) 381-0260 Email: info@mphi.org