Last week, Michigan’s Senate Health Policy Committee discussed maternal and infant health regarding disparities between races and ethnicities, achievements made this past year, and policy recommendations to improve outcomes.     Dawn M. Shanafelt, the director of the Division of Maternal & Infant Health and Title V Maternal Child Health at the Michigan Department of … Read more

A bill that would establish a scholarship program for Michigan birth doulas was introduced to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on Oct. 13th.     Senate Bill 1196, introduced by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), would create the program and would be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The … Read more