Michigan Department of Community Health
Settings: High Schools and Community Service Centers
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will be working with five target communities across the state to engage expectant and parenting teens, young fathers, and their families in a system of care that includes linkages to support services to improve educational, health, and social outcomes for participants. MDCH will be implementing the Adolescent Family Life Program (a California developed model), an evidence-informed curriculum, and will engage communities through locally driven steering committees to ensure the program meets the needs of and is responsive to the needs of that community. AFLP allows for case management services to address various risk behaviors, the impact of trauma, and can provide a connection to health care services. MDCH will reach out to young people through their high schools and community settings. MDCH will partner with the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, and Michigan Public Health Institute.