Infant health forums planned

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Maternal Infant Strategy Group are hosting four regional town hall meetings to collect community input on the state’s 2019-2022 Mother Infant Health Improvement Plan, including one in Marquette.

The meetings are open to anyone invested in improving the health of mothers and infants in Michigan.

The new plan will continue the work of the 2016-2019 Michigan Infant Mortality Reduction Plan which has provided a roadmap for Michigan to ensure infants thrive through their first year of life.

Town halls are scheduled:

≤ Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-6 p.m., Kirtland Community College, 4800 West 4 Mile Road, Grayling.

≤ Wednesday, July 25, 6 -7:30 p.m., Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 E Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

≤ Thursday, Aug. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Henry Ford Health System, 1 Ford Place, Detroit.

≤ Monday, Sept. 10, time TBD, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 W Washington St., Marquette.

Online registration for all town halls is available.

The MISG is comprised of health care systems and leaders from across Michigan including health plans, universities, local health departments, associations, tribes, MDHHS and more. The charge for the group is to reduce silos and bring together maternal and infant partners.