MIT Hackathon 2018
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At Harambee Care Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP), we believe in meeting the needs of our community. We use the population-based management model, meaning that the health of the entire population is addressed in addition to the health of individuals within the population.
The goal of Harambee Care MIHP is to support Medicaid beneficiaries in order to promote healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and infant health and development. MIHP services are intended to supplement medical (prenatal and infant) care.
The ultimate, long-term goal of our MIHP is to reduce infant mortality and morbidity in the Medicaid population. Infant mortality rates in Michigan indicate significant health disparities among population groups. Michigan’s overall infant mortality rate (2012) is 6.9 deaths per 1000 births. However, as shown below, the African American, Native American, Hispanic, Arabic are all higher than the White infant mortality rate:
African American: 13.5/1000
Native American: 14.1/1000
Social determinants of health: the social and economic conditions, in which people are born, grow, live, work and age all play a role in health disparities and infant mortality.
We at Harambee Care MIHP work diligently at addressing the issues that affect positive birth outcomes and pregnancy health in Wayne and Oakland Counties.
Harambee Care's mission is to reduce the infant mortality rate in children in the Metro Detroit area by providing high quality evidence-based interventions and services to Medicaid eligible mothers and their infants during the prenatal period and through the first year of life
Harambee Care MIHP Executive Director, Anjanette Davenport Hatter has provided social work services to her community for approximately 20 years. During that time she has worked tirelessly at improving health outcomes in her population through services targeted at mental health, chronic illness and infant mortality.
More recently Mrs. Davenport Hatter was afforded an opportunity to spearhead a project aimed at improving the quality of life of patients. During that time she developed a stronger passion at focused efforts toward health disparities and health outcomes.
It was in the spirit of that passion that she made the decision to become a state approved Maternal Infant Health provider.
Harambee Care Believes that Healthy Families Matter
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter".
-Martin Luther King Jr.
The Office of Great Start
The Michigan Office of Great Start has identified four early childhood outcomes that ensure all children birth to eight, specifically those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs. Harambee Care MIHP's services accomplishes two of those four goals:
Children born healthy
Children healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade
Through our delivery of evidence based in-home interventions to pregnant mothers, we ensure that children are born healthy. Our professional staff administers age appropriate Ages and Stages Questionnaires to our children as early as one month old. We refer children whose scores indicate possible problem areas to Early On and/or an Infant Health Specialist for follow up.
We are proud to be participants in the identified state outcomes to help facilitate healthy pregnancies and ensure that children are on track for success.
At Harambee Care, we have an All Star team who are ready and willing to serve. Our MIHP staff have experience in effective and efficient delivery of services. Social workers and registered nurses posses Michigan State licensure and are qualified in providing timely and high caliber care to beneficiaries. At Harambee Care, we believe in delivering the utmost quality of care to the families we serve in the Metro Detroit area.