Some health professionals do make house calls for at-risk mothers. This under a program that is getting new federal funding.
Chippewa County Health Department
Seven health departments from around Michigan were selected to receive a planning grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. This planning grant is a part of the Building Healthy Communities program, which is letting health departments make a three-year plan to combat obesity and other chronic diseases. Continue reading
State health officials are just over a month into enforcing a new policy aimed at informing and providing parents with education on vaccinations.
The state is ramping up efforts to increase vaccination rates after Michigan ranked fourth-highest in the nation last year for vaccination waiver requests. Continue reading
The state’s top health official is stepping down to focus on his personal health. Michigan Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman says he suffered a mild stroke in May.
The state’s top health official says Michigan could be more transparent about how many people get infections while at hospitals.
In less than four months, Michigan has already hit its 2014 enrollment goal for the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
State health officials are urging parents to take extra precautions when handling baby chicks.