Institute for
Health Policy

College of Human Medicine

Maternal & Child Health Maternal Infant Health Program

IHP remains actively involved in activities related to maternal/child health.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has undertaken the Maternal Infant Health Program, which is a multi-year strategy to redesign the former Maternal Support Services/Infant Support Services (MSS/ISS) Program. The purpose of the Maternal Infant Health Program is to more effectively identify and target at-risk Medicaid enrollees; employ risk stratification criteria and intervention appropriate to each level of risk; and to more effectively align the program with other existing maternal/child programs and services. IHP has played an active role in the Maternal Infant Health Program design and continues to provide input and subject matter expertise in the areas of process improvement, maternal child health, and population management model design/implementation.