Michigan Department of Community Health
109 Michigan Ave, 10th Floor, Lansing, MI 48913
(517) 241-0854 (Phone)
The mission of the Michigan Department of Community Health is to protect, preserve and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan, with a focus on addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations.
Grant Project Information
Michigan FY10 State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Program will implement the Capacity Building Grant Program to improve awareness about health disparities and social determinants of health, strengthen the leadership and capacity of participating organizations, and encourage partnerships between organizations. To this end, MDCH will hold annual meetings with Capacity Building Grant Program grantees, provide technical assistance and monitor Grant Program initiatives. Also, the project will conduct semiannual grantee trainings. The intended outcomes of this project include increasing participant awareness and skills, stronger program and organizational leadership and increasing capacity for government and communities to address health inequities. In order to measure if these outcomes have been reached, MDCH will conduct pre/post surveys and collect data from such sources as grantee program summaries and activity logs, and participant self-assessments.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:
- Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
- Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
Key (not more than 5) Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives (by number and name) toward which your project’s results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):
HP 2010: Access to health
HP 2010: Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all
HP 2010: Achieve health equity
HP 2010: Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the nation.
HP 2010: Mobilize communities and partnerships.