Governor Snyder issued an Executive Order to create the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In doing so, the overarching goal of this new department is to better serve our residents as people, rather than focusing on our programs. Click here to learn more.
Click here to view the 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedule and the FDA’s approval of the Menigococcal Second Group B vaccine
February 2-6, 2015 has been approved SCDY, or Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young. Please read the proclamation signed by Governor Snyder. Also, encourage schools to consider becoming a MI HEARTSafe School here!
Find out here why the MIAAP supports Governor Snyder’s decision to veto e-cigarette legislation.
To view the Detroit News article reporting on Michigan’s current vaccination status, click here.
The Michigan Department of Community Health is seeking a medical consultant. For more details about the position and applying, click here.
Michigan has currently identified over 1,000 cases of Pertussis. Click here for more details.
Read more here about the Traverse City school that has closed due to a pertussis outbreak.
Click here to view information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about how you and your family can prepare for this year influenza season.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plays a critical role in keeping kids healthy in Michigan and in every state. Unless Congress acts, funding for CHIP, known as MIChild in Michigan, will run out on Oct. 1, 2015. Learn more here about why CHIP is important and how CHIP works for kids.
Every pediatrician seeing children in foster care should know their local county DHS Health Liaison Officer’s (HLO) contact information because these professionals are the key to important patient health information. Please locate your local HLO here. HLOs function as the liaison between foster care staff and Medicaid Health Plans to ensure appropriate medical coverage, and that physical, developmental, and mental health services for foster children is obtained.
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