Right Start in Michigan 2013
Right Start in Michigan and Its Great Start Collaboratives 2013:
Trends in Maternal and Infant Well-Being
From the very beginning of life, children experience vastly different circumstances. Public policy can ease or exacerbate these disparities. The sustained public health and education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy and birth shows the success of such focus over the past two decades. By 2011, the state’s teen birth rate was half of what it was in 1990. In other areas of maternal and infant well-being, Michigan has not seen such progress.
Great Start Collaborative Profiles
Data for all counties and select communities: Right Start indicators updated for all Michigan counties and cities (and townships) with population over 25,000 are available on the Kids Count Data Center. To access a profile, click on community profile tab on MIchigan page,select your county or community, then when the profile appears, click “featured indicators” at the top of the page to get only Right Start indicators.