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.

Full ReportExecutive Summary | News release | Michigan profile

Map showing birth trends by GSCs
Table showing all rankings by GSCs
Map of overall rankings by GSCs

Great Start Collaborative Profiles

Allegan          Genesee          Midland
Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona         Gogebic-Ontonagon         Monroe
Barry         Gratiot-Isabella         Montcalm
Bay-Arenac         Hillsdale         Muskegon
Berrien         Huron         Newaygo
Branch         Ingham         Oakland
Calhoun         Ionia         Ottawa
Cass         Jackson         Saginaw
Charlevoix-Emmet         Kalamazoo         St. Clair
Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle         Kent         St. Joseph
Clare-Gladwin         Lapeer         Sanilac
Clinton         Lenawee         Shiawassee
COOR-Iosco         Livingston         Traverse Bay Area-Manistee
Copper Country         Macomb         Tuscola
Delta-Schoolcraft         Marquette-Alger         Van Buren
Dickinson-Iron         Mason-Lake-Oceana         Washtenaw
Eartern Upper Peninsula         Mecosta-Osceola         Wayne
Eaton         Menominee         Wexford-Missaukee


Online Data

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.