Funding & Structure

Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality through Equity (PRIME) is a project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

  • In May 2010, PRIME received a one year grant for $340K
  • In December 2010, PRIME received a three year grant for approximately $1.3M
  • In June, 2014, PRIME received a one year grant for $300K

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Bureau of Family & Maternal Child Health (BFMCH), is the funded organization. Funding supports staffing, intervention and evaluation consultants, training and local health equity efforts.

The BFMCH Director is the principal investigator for PRIME. This project builds on partnerships between the MDCH Bureau of Family & Maternal Child Health, the MDCH Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section, the MDCH Lifecourse, Epidemiology and Genomics Division, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Wayne County Department of Public Health, Michigan Public Health Institute, The Corner Health Center, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center.

The PRIME project established four work groups to plan and implement the primary project activities. The four work groups are:

  1. Intervention Work Group
  2. Evaluation Work Group
  3. Local Learning Collaborative
  4. Native American Ad-Hoc Data Work Group

These work groups meet separately and report their progress to the project leaders and the Steering Team.