| April 2015 (2015-04)|
| State agency|
Nick Lyon, Director
| Department of Community Health
Department of Public Health
Department of Mental Health
Medical Services Administration
Department of Human Services
Family Independence Agency
Department of Social Services|
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is a principal department of state of Michigan, headquartered in Lansing, that provides public assistance, child and family welfare services, and oversees health policy and management.
Additionally, the MDHHS oversees Michigan's child and adult protective services, foster care, adoptions, juvenile justice, domestic violence, and child support programs. The MDHHS also licenses adult foster care, child day care and child welfare facilities.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Wikipedia
In April 2015, the Department of Human Services (DHS) was merged with the Department of Community Health (DCH) to create the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Department of Human Services was created in 1965 as a principal department with the name of "Department of Social Services". Renamed in 1995 to "Family Independence Agency", the department was once again renamed in 2004 to indicate its status as a principal department as the "Department of Human Services".
In August 2007, Governor Jennifer Granholm named Ismael Ahmed to replace Marianne Udow as department director effective September 10, 2007.
100 employees were laid off due to budget cuts in January 2015.
The Department of Community Health was created in 1996 through an executive order merging Department of Public Health (as Community Public Health Agency), Department of Mental Health, Medical Services Administration from the Department of Social Services, responsibility for Liquor Control Commission, Licensing, Monitoring and Accreditation and Division of Occupational Health from Department of Commerce, Food Service Sanitation from the Department of Agriculture and many functions of Department of Social Services.
The merger of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Community Health was announced by Governor Rick Snyder during his 2015 State of the State address.
The Department has several agencies and programs operating under its management.
The Bureau of Juvenile Justice is responsible for the operation of juvenile correctional facilities.
Facilities include:Bay Pines Center
Shawono Center (Boys adjudicated for sex offenses)
Former facilities:W.J. Maxey Boys Training School (Closed October 1, 2015)