Tag Archives: maternal infant health


Maternal Infant Health Has Value; Can it Maintain Practicality?

What a gem of a program it is.  Michigan’s Maternal Infant Health Program or MIHP provides a home care model that serves the needs of lower income mothers and infants and promotes more stable births and early childhood development.  Allowing professional nurses, social workers, lactation consultants and others to have access to these families is a noble thing to do. At the same time, you can talk to any provider and hear stories of soRead More…


Good Communication Helps Mothers Understand Processes

Today one of our company officers was approached by a young mother.  She and her child have been enrolled into the Michigan Maternal Infant Health Program, (MIHP).  She expressed being disheartened since the company that provides the MIHP services had not visited her new baby for four, (4) months.  The mother is the cousin of our company CEO, Mr. Bruce McCollum.  They encountered one another in a family waiting area of Detroit’s Henry Ford HospitalRead More…


Infant Mortality Rates a Public Health Issue

Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births.  It is a serious concern in every corner of America. An indication of that includes how Gov. John Kasich, (R-Ohio) announced new efforts recently to try to reduce Ohio’s infant mortality rate by targeting “hot spot”Read More…