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Division of Research and Planning

Statement of Purpose

The Division of Research and Planning works to systematically collect, analyze, interpret and report epidemiological and health systems data and coordinate planning and evaluation activities within the MCH Bureau. Ongoing activities within the Division of Research and Planning provide decision makers with information necessary to carry out assessment, assurance, and policy development activities to improve the health and well being of MCH populations. Current programs include Birth Defects, Perinatal Regionalizaton and Statewide Infant Mortality Review.

Please contact Mike Smith, Director of MCH Research and Planning, at with any questions you may have.