Major Reorganization at MDHHS
Thursday, April 7, 2016
On April 1, 2016, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) announced major changes in the structure of the Population Health and Community Services Administration.
Under the changes, which take effect April 18, 2016, the Office of Local Health Services will be reassigned to the deputy director of Population Health and Community Services. The move elevates the Office of Local Health Services to the MDHHS Executive Office.
Effective April 18, 2016, within Population Health and Community Services , there will be a new Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health consisting of the former Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology and the former Bureau of Family, Maternal and Child Health.
In addition, MDHHS is renaming the Bureau of Local Health and Administrative Services the Bureau of Health and Wellness.
The new Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health will consist of the Division of Family and Community Health; Division of Communicable Diseases; Division of Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics; Division of Environmental Health; and the Zoonotic Disease and Special Projects Section.
The Children's Special Health Care Services Division will become part of the Medical Services Administration and the Division of Immunization and the Women's Infants and Children Division will move to the Bureau of Health and Wellness.
Source: Gongwer News Service