Region 5 Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Collective Impact brings people together for a structured way to achieve social change.


Infant mortality is one of the most important indicators of the health of a nation and a predictor of the health of the next generation.

Infant mortality rates provide insight into the health of the child and the mother, and are associated with a variety of factors, including maternal health, access to medical care, psychosocial conditions, and public health practices.


To establish goals and strategies based on evidence-based practices to improve mother and infant health in Prosperity Region 5 (8 counties: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland and Saginaw.)

To identify and support data collection, host bi-annual regional learning summits, participate in the statewide learning collaborative, and to develop a multi-faceted quality improvement work plan to address perinatal substance use/abuse, infant mortality, low birth weight, and barriers to prenatal care.

To focus on implementing strategies that generate positive health outcomes and to ensure long-lasting sustainability of this initiative where mothers and babies are healthy and thriving


Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0

With the help of the Dashboard, MiHIA aims to improve the overall health status and quality of life for communities throughout Great Lakes bay region. This visual analysis tool helps people in the 14-county region it serves to make healthy decisions quickly, monitor their region’s performance and practice sharing development.