This program recruits women from the community and provides training and mentoring to help them become MCH Leaders to their neighborhoods to help improve birth outcomes.
The goal of this learning series is to provide local and state review team members with resources on social determinants of health, racial equity, internal bias, and power in order to promote health equity and a better understanding of systemic issues that lead to child deaths.
Consistent FIMR case reviews found that AI/AN women experience higher rates of commercial tobacco use before, during, and after pregnancy. They recommend that families have improved access to evidence-based and culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation services.
The Intertribal Council of Michigan (ITC) developed an online course for new parents called “The Power of Your Newborn” which is culturally grounded and covers safe sleep, breastfeeding, traditional practices, newborn reflexes, and breast/maternal health and healing.
Utilizing the Lean Process Improvement Methodology to Improve the Michigan FIMR Recommendation Process2020-09-15T16:59:14-04:00
Four lean process improvement workshops took place to improve how recommendations are written, sorted, and elevated to state leadership for analysis and action. Through the workshops, local teams recommended a new FIMR recommendation form and log be developed to assist in writing and tracking actionable, equitable, and specific recommendations.