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Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA)

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About the MIHA Survey

Each year since 1999, the Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, or MIHA, survey has been sent to a small number of people across California who recently had a live birth. MIHA includes questions about experiences before, during and shortly after pregnancy, and questions about their new baby. Data from MIHA are used to monitor the health of California's birthing population, and to inform the development of health policies and programs for California families. MIHA is a collaborative effort of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and the Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Divisions of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Center on Health Equity at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) . Quantum Market Research (QMR)  is the company that works closely with CDPH and UCSF to conduct the MIHA survey.

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