Stories tagged: "Michigan Department of Health and Human Services"


Program Aims to Alleviate Stress, Prevent Suicides Among MI First Responders

A new program developed by Wayne State University provides resources to Michigan first responders to alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder and other work-related mental health challenges.

Health Officials: Michigan Has First Probable Monkeypox Case

Michigan’s first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in suburban Detroit.

‘It’s Not Something You Decline’ Michigan’s Top Doc on Taking the Job

For years, Natasha Bagdasarian worked around the world, rolling with what life threw at her. Now, she’s back in Michigan as the state’s top doctor. 

Michigan’s New Top Doctor: Meet Natasha Bagdasarian

Michigan has a new top doctor. Here’s who she is and what she has done to get here. 

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
How One Michigander Saved Lives Working the State’s New Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Michigan's new mental health hotline, MiCAL, is about more than helping Michiganders through crisis, explained one staffer. It's about helping them find hope.

Cropped hand wearing a nitrile glove holding a Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe
Federal Mismanagement Derailed Michigan’s COVID Response—Again

The lack of an efficient federal strategy set Michigan’s vaccination campaign back, but progress is already being made to right the ship, officials say.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Gov. Whitmer Extends Partial Shutdown for 12 More Days

A lengthened partial shutdown will give health officials time to understand new data coming in about how Thanksgiving travel contributed to the spread of the disease.