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About MICH

The mission of MICH is “to facilitate and promote excellence in community systems for health and quality of life.”

The Missouri public health system began exploring accreditation for local public health agencies in the 1990s. In 2002, MICH was created and the first set of standards were issued in 2003. Although Standards Workbook were revised in 2006 and 2011, this is the first time the basis of Standards Workbook has shifted from the Ten Essential Services to the Foundational Public Health Services.

MICH is a 501C (3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors.  Board members include health care providers, representatives of academia, and state and local government.

Board of Directors


Dalen Duitsman

Director, Ozarks Public Health Institute

Missouri State University


Bert Malone

Missouri Public Health Association

Former Deputy Director, Kansas City Health Department

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Glenda Miller


Former Director, Missouri DHSS 


Stephen Njenga

Director of Quality Measurement and Population Health Improvement

Missouri Hospital Association


Martha Smith

Director, Maternal Child Health/Title V

Missouri DHSS

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Juanita Welker


Bollinger County Health Center


Kathleen Wojciehowski

Former Executive Director, MICH

Former General Counsel, Missouri DHSS

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