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Healthy Start


Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

The Bay Mills Healthy Start program offers services for mothers and newborns throughout the pregnancy up to five years.


Healthy Start 
Maajtaag Mnobmaadzid-Start of a Healthy Life

Prenatal to age 2 years

The Healthy Start is a national/federal program which began in Bay Mills in 1977. It is funded through the Dept. of Health & Human Services and is provided oversight through the Inter-Tribal Council of MI. The primary goal of the Healthy Start program is to improve the overall health of Native American mothers, infants and families in Michigan by reducing racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare through family-centered and community based projects.


Contact:  Joann LeBlanc  (906) 248-8360

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Key Outcomes Tracked
  • Birth outcomes

  • Connection to services

  • Medical home and family well-being from prenatal up to age two

  • Focus on health during pregnancy, healthy newborn, and healthy mothers.

  • Focus on sustaining women's positive health

  • Promote positive pregnancy outcomes

  • Focus on healthy infant survival


Tribal Home Visiting
Partnership for Anishnaabe Binoojiiyensag
Family Spirit

Serves ages 2 to 5 years

Tribal Home Visiting is a federal program through the Dept. of Health & Human Services and also provided oversight through the Inter-Tribal Council of MI. Home visiting helps parents learn why maternal and health before, during, and after pregnancy is important and can help parents learn how to care for an infant and build strong, healthy relationships with their children. This program utilizes the Family Spirit curriculum and expands services from the Healthy Start program through age 5.

Contact: Evelyene McPherson  (906) 248-8375

Key Outcomes Tracked
  • Parenting skill gains

  • Social, emotional, and cognitive development milestones for infants and children

  • Added focus on parenting knowledge, involvement, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children.

  • Focus on optimal child development

  • Focus on family stability

This program integrates additional data into existing forms, has additional assessments for children up to age 5, offers peer support and tools to monitor fidelity of implementation.

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