MDHHS Starting Program to Help Improve Lives of Infants, Mothers
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a plan to help improve the lives of infants and their mothers.
According to health officials, the improvement plan includes statewide strategies that will align stakeholders around key goals.
The department says this plan was developed through public comment, continued engagement, and discussion with those affected.
The overall vision of the improvement plan is “Zero preventable deaths. Zero health disparities.”
And, to achieve this, the improvement plan focuses on six primary priorities:
Health equity, healthy girls, women and mothers,optimal birth spacing, full-term, healthy weight babies, infants safely sleeping, and mental, emotional and behavioral well-being.