New Group Advocates For Women And Families

January 30, 2015

By Pat Batcheller

"I would hope that legislators would be open to hearing this information, because the health of women and children in the state affects everyone's future."

Lara Chelian, co-chair of MI-Lead.

A new study raises familiar concerns about the health of women and children in Michigan. The report shows that when compared to other states, Michigan had relatively high rates of infant mortality, poverty, and obesity. The Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health shared their findings with MI-Lead, a new group that aims for better policies affecting Michigan women and families. MI-Lead co-director Lara Chelian tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the non-partisan coalition hopes to find bi-partisan support from lawmakers. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Read the study's findings here.