Effective April 10, 2015, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is officially established as a new agency. Pursuant to Governor Snyder's Executive Order No. 2015-4, MDHHS is created as a principal department in the executive branch of state government.
The Executive Order requires MDHHS to develop, administer, and coordinate health and family security initiatives and programs. The Department's vision is to promote better health outcomes, reduce health risks, and support stable and safe families while encouraging self-sufficiency.
Under this reorganization, the previous functions of the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Human Services have been transferred to MDHHS. The budgets of the two former agencies totaled approximately $24 billion, or 46 percent, of the $52 billion state budget. As part of the reorganization, the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency and the Michigan Children's Services Agency are created within MDHHS.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released an organizational chart. The leadership team includes the following persons:
Of course, it will be a lengthy transition process as various organizational changes are made within MDHHS. We will provide you with periodic updates on MDHHS. The website address for the new agency iswww.michigan.gov/mdhhs.