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Region 6 Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Genesee - Huron - Lapeer - Sanilac - Shiawassee - St. Clair - Tuscola

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Putting Michigan's Babies First

"Perinatal" refers to the period of time, usually in weeks, leading up to and following birth. This is a crucial time for the baby and the baby's parents. Health concerns for pregnant people increase in this period of time, and providing quality perinatal care for both the baby and the pregnant individual is crucial to decreasing infant and maternal mortality rates.

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Birth Equity Assessment

In fiscal year 2023, the Region 6 Perinatal Quality Collaborative worked with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) to conduct a Birth Equity Assessment and develop a plan for birth equity action to address maternal infant health (MIH) disparities in the region.

How we learned:

  • Administered a Birth Equity Capacity Survey to 23 Region 6 Perinatal Quality Collaborative members

  • Conducted Focus Groups with 13 parents/caregivers from counties across the region

  • Administered a Birth Equity System Assessment Survey to 69 professionals in the MIH field in Region 6

  • Conducted an Environmental Scan of 130 organizations/agencies in the MIH field in the region

You can learn more by downloading the assessment below.

Join R6 Community Meetings

Region 6 aims to develop a plan for birth equity action in the region.

 

In 2024, the R6 Perinatal Quality Collaborative will implement action plans to advance the 3 selected strategies in our region.

Join the collaborative to learn more!

Feb 20, 2024: 10 AM to 12 PM

May 21, 2024: 10 AM to 12 PM

Aug 20, 2024: 10 AM to 12 PM

Nov 19, 2024: 10 AM to 12 PM

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Quarterly Meetings

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Maternal Resources

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Health Equity Training

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