Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services logo.png
Department's logo
Department overview
Formed April 2015 (2015-04)
Preceding agencies
    • Department of Community Health
    • Department of Public Health
    • Department of Mental Health
    • Medical Services Administration[1]
    • Department of Human Services
    • Family Independence Agency
    • Department of Social Services
Type State agency
Employees 14,000
Department executive
  • Nick Lyon, Director
Website http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs
Footnotes
[2]

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is a principal department of state of Michigan, headquartered in Lansing, that provides public assistance, child and family welfare services, and oversees health policy and management.

Additionally, the MDHHS oversees Michigan's child and adult protective services, foster care, adoptions, juvenile justice, domestic violence, and child support programs. The MDHHS also licenses adult foster care, child day care and child welfare facilities.[3]

History[edit]

In April 2015, the Department of Human Services (DHS) was merged with the Department of Community Health (DCH) to create the Department of Health and Human Services.[2]

Department of Human Services[edit]

The Department of Human Services was created in 1965 as a principal department with the name of "Department of Social Services".[4] Renamed in 1995 to "Family Independence Agency", the department was once again renamed in 2004 to indicate its status as a principal department as the "Department of Human Services".[5]

In August 2007, Governor Jennifer Granholm named Ismael Ahmed to replace Marianne Udow as department director effective September 10, 2007.[3]

100 employees were laid off due to budget cuts in January 2015.[6]

Department of Community Health[edit]

The Department of Community Health was created in 1996 through an executive order merging Department of Public Health (as Community Public Health Agency), Department of Mental Health, Medical Services Administration from the Department of Social Services, responsibility for Liquor Control Commission, Licensing, Monitoring and Accreditation and Division of Occupational Health from Department of Commerce, Food Service Sanitation from the Department of Agriculture and many functions of Department of Social Services.[1]

Merger[edit]

The merger of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Community Health was announced by Governor Rick Snyder during his 2015 State of the State address.[2]

Programs[edit]

The Department has several agencies and programs operating under its management.

Epidemiology[edit]

The Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health is under the purview of the MDHHS.[7] Past Chief Epidemiologists of Michigan include Professor Matthew Boulton of the University of Michigan.[8]

Bureau of Juvenile Justice[edit]

The Bureau of Juvenile Justice is responsible for the operation of juvenile correctional facilities.[9]

Facilities include:

  • Bay Pines Center[10]
  • Shawono Center (Boys adjudicated for sex offenses)[11]

Former facilities:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 1996 - 1". Governor's Executive Orders. State of Michigan. 1996. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b c Gray, Kathleen (14 April 2015). "Snyder lauds new Department of Health, Human Services". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Ahmed named human services director | Crain's Detroit Business". Crainsdetroit.com. 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  4. ^ Section 450 of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.550
  5. ^ "EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2004 - 38". Michigan.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Michigan Department of Human Services issuing layoffs notices to 100 employees this week". Fox Business. AP. January 14, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cste.org/resource/resmgr/2016Billets/ID_Signs_MI.pdf
  8. ^ https://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIAsthmaSurveillance_2004_96083_7.pdf
  9. ^ "Juvenile Justice." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  10. ^ "Bay Pines Center." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  11. ^ "Shawono Center." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  12. ^ "W.J. Maxey Boys Training School." Michigan Department of Human Services. Retrieved on July 25, 2010.
  13. ^ "Maxey school for boys closes in Livingston County". Detroit Free Press. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 

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