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Midwest Genetics Network

Midwest Genetics Network

Midwest Genetics Network

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This project facilitates partnerships to ensure children born with rare genetic conditions receive optimal genetic services by providing strategic directions, coordination, facilitation, education and training. Partners include families, genetic experts, health care providers, and newborn screening lab and follow-up programs. Stakeholders in IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, and WI participate. MGN has built an infrastructure that links families of children who have genetic conditions to public health.

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Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

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Our Changing the Narrative project with the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is centered around the design, production and dissemination of a Handbook that serves to develop the observational & investigative skills of its users to notice, deconstruct, and challenge “invisible” dominant public narratives in society and public health, and promote a progressive public narrative, based on principles & values of social justice.

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Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop and Consultation

Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop and Consultation

Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop and Consultation

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MPHI's Center for Health Equity Practice offers an in-depth 3-day workshop that introduces participants to the core tenants of health equity and social justice.  The workshop helps people understand the concepts within both a personal and professional context.  As a follow up to that experience, our Learning Lab sessions provide technical assistance for staff to articulate in concrete terms the reasons why it is important to adopt a health equity framework, and then design and implement equity focused projects.  In addition to the 3-day workshop and focused Learning Lab technical assistance, we provide customized training options and consultation focused on why and how to infuse a concert with equity into one’s work.

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Promising Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality Through Equity (PRIME)

Promising Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality Through Equity (PRIME)

Promising Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality Through Equity (PRIME)

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This project is focused on supporting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) infant mortality reduction efforts in African American and Native American communities. The work consists of providing 3-day Heath Equity and Social Justice Workshops, Learning Lab sessions, participation in committees and workgroups, and providing general technical assistance and consultation services to MDHHS related to equity and social justice issues within their work.

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Parent Leadership in State Government

Parent Leadership in State Government

Parent Leadership in State Government

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The Parent Leadership in State Government (PLISG) initiative provides training and support to parents in using their voice to impact program planning and policy development.  Parents are given the knowledge and skills to participate on advisory boards, committees, and other decision-making bodies.

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Michigan Power To Thrive

Michigan Power To Thrive

Michigan Power To Thrive

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Michigan Power to Thrive (MPTT) work is important as a way to think about advancing social justice. It brings together public health professionals and community organizers to combine their strengths to advocate for policies and programs that address root causes of oppression. MPTT is focused on advocating for policies and programs in the areas of early childhood education, mass incarceration, and mass deportation. MPTT’s work is part of a regional initiative called Healthy Heartlands.

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Minority Health Capacity Building Project

Minority Health Capacity Building Project

Minority Health Capacity Building Project

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Kalamazoo County is creating an Equity Taskforce to achieve the goal of decreasing health disparities among African American, Latino, and Caucasian members of the community.  Its primary focus in on the disproportionate prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences across communities of color.  The project uses a strategy of building community collaborations across sectors – e.g. movement, nonprofit, faith-based, business, and health systems – to set and reach equity goals for the community.

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Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information Center

Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information Center

Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information Center

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This project provides information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them. MI F2F has three primary goals: 1) promote optimal health for CYSHCN in Michigan, 2) ensure that families of CYSHCN will partner in decision-making at all levels, and 3) facilitate access to effective health delivery systems by meeting the health information and support needs of CYSHCN and their families. The project also focuses on the number of CYSHCN and families, particularly from under-represented and diverse communities, who are provided skill development opportunities, so they can partner at all levels of decision-making.

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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