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Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA)

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Each year since 1999, the Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, or MIHA, survey has been sent to a small number of women across California who recently had a live birth. MIHA includes questions about a woman's experiences before, during and shortly after pregnancy, and questions about her new baby. Data from MIHA are used to monitor the health of women and infants in California, and to plan health policies and programs for California women, infants and 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 for 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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