Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

LANSING, MI--    As a result of a federal requirement, stimulus payments to noncustodial parents who owe child support will be directed to custodial parents and children, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. 

“The Office of Child Support wants to make sure parents understand what is happening with stimulus payments to people who owe child support,” said Office of Child Support Director Erin Frisch.  

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will begin reporting “probable” cases of COVID-19, possibly starting Thursday.

State reporting will now include probable, lab-confirmed, and deaths. That change may result in a significant increase in reported COVID-19 numbers.

Officials say the “probable” category will include those who have mild symptoms of COVID-19 and have met specific exposure criteria, but have not been lab tested as confirmed.

LANSING, MI--   Starting today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching a statewide warmline for Michiganders living with persistent mental health conditions. The warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers. 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   An emergency order from the state’s health department is requiring doctors and funeral homes to report COVID-19 deaths quicker. 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued the directive late Saturday. It took effect immediately. The idea is to help public health officials “provide better health services and enforce health laws.”

Under the order, funeral directors have 24 hours to initiate a death record and submit to the attending physician. Doctors have to attempt to certify the death record within 24 hours.

LANSING, MI--   The State of Michigan has set up a website for residents to volunteer their talents during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Governor Whitmer and the Department of Health and Human Services have launched michigan.gov/fightcovid19. Trained medical professionals can register to assist hospitals, and residents can find out how to help in their communities, give blood, donate money or medical supplies, or help public health officials track infections.

LANSING, MI--   The Aging & Adult Services Agency within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to consider how they can help people over the age of 60 deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   There are 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. That brings the total number to 65, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

But there is still a shortage of kits to test for the disease.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says there are more suspected COVID-19 cases in Michigan than there are available tests. She hopes a new federal assistance package will help fix that. But, she says, for now, health care providers have to prioritize testing for the most at-risk people.

LANSING, MI--   The following is a press release from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the health departments in Ingham, Kent, Montcalm, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties announced today 10 adults tested presumptive positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 12.

Harvard Health

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced the fourth death associated with the outbreak of E-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury. MDHHS was notified about the death of an adult female on Feb. 19. No other information about the individual will be released due to confidentiality reasons.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The State of Michigan is holding a public forum in Marquette on ways to strengthen its Medicaid-funded behavioral health and developmental disabilities system. 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon announced in December a plan to strengthen the system by integrating physical and behavioral health payments through Specialty Integrated Plans.

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