MI-APPP helps young parents build happy, healthy, and thriving families.
MI-APPP is a program of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Since its inception in 2014, MI-APPP has made some great strides in its five community sites - engaging expectant and parenting teens, young fathers, and their families in a system of care that improves educational, health, and social outcomes for participants. MOASH helps coordinate MI-APPP's biannual learning collaboratives (one for young parents and one for grantee agency staff), and also works on awareness-raising efforts. These include the annual Michigan Youth Parenting Awareness Day (MYPAD), as well as the creation of materials that help young parents understand their rights and help adults be supportive and inclusive in their work with young parents.