2014 Michigan's Premier Public Health Conference

Information on the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference

Medicaid Expansion & Insurance Exchange

Talking points for Medicaid Expansion and Insurance Exchange

Advocacy

MALPH's 2013 Day at the Capitol is being planned for Wednesday, April 10th. The focus will be the 2013 County Health Rankings. Seating is limited.

Health Care Reform: How Does It Affect You?

The Health Care Reform pages are still being constructed. Please check back later.

Public Health Is ROI

Latest News

  • Wednesday, January 23rd will be an important day for the health of Michigan residents.  As you may know, some 800,000 children and  5 million adults in Michigan have a weight problem. To help fight the rising obesity epidemic in our state, the Michigan Department of Community Health is launching a new initiative and ad campaign called MI Healthier Tomorrow aimed at encouraging people to make the changes to impact their future today by asking Michigan residents to pledge to lose 10 percent of their body weight.

    In 2011, MDCH held an obesity summit attended by nearly 500 participants from around the state to identify key priority strategies. One of the recommendations from the summit, which then became a strategy in the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Plan, was the development of one consistent statewide public awareness campaign to promote a social movement to reduce obesity and encourage every Michigander to adopt health as a personal core value. 

    MI Healthier Tomorrow is that statewide message and initiative. Out of all of the messages we explored, the hard-hitting theme that focused on the very serious, very real consequences of obesity was the message that consistently produced a reaction.  

    MI Healthier Tomorrow encourages Michiganders to pledge to...

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