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Washtenaw Health Initiative releases 2014 Annual Report, begins new phase of work

MEDIA CONTACTS: Carrie Rheingans crheinga@umich.edu 734-998-7567 Heather Guenther hguenthe@umich.edu 734-998-7555 Washtenaw Health Initiative releases 2014 Annual Report, begins new phase of work Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) releases its 2014 annual report today, highlighting its efforts over the past year to increase insurance coverage and improve access to coordinated, integrated care […]

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Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project unifies efforts addressing prevention, addiction, and overdose deaths

Download a printable version the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project unifies efforts addressing prevention, addiction, and overdose deaths Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts are underway to develop a strategic plan uniting drug-related prevention efforts across Washtenaw County, identifying evidence-based interventions and project partnerships. The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project […]

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Local Help is Available for Health Insurance Enrollment as Deadline Looms

Contact: Pam Smith, President/CEO of United Way of Washtenaw County Phone: 734.677.7204 Email: psmith@uwwashtenaw.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Local Help is Available for Health Insurance Enrollment as Deadline Looms Open enrollment for HealthCare.gov ends March 31 March 4, 2014 (Ann Arbor, MI) – The Affordable Care Act requires all individuals to have health insurance starting […]

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Washtenaw County leaders develop, implement recommendations to shrink health care service gaps.

The Washtenaw Health Initiative—a collaborative group of Washtenaw County community leaders and organizations that has worked together on a voluntary basis over the past year to improve access to health care for the county’s low-income, Medicaid, and vulnerable populations—announced today that it has helped more than 700 people in Washtenaw County obtain or keep Medicaid coverage or obtain access to other critical social supportive services.

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Washtenaw County leaders unite to meet community’s current and future health care need.

Voluntary group shares information, ideas for closing health care gaps for county’s low-income, uninsured, and Medicaid populations. Thanks to a new initiative, low-income residents, Medicaid recipients, and the uninsured in Washtenaw County could see current gaps in health care services start to shrink before 2014, when health coverage expands nationwide under federal health care reform.
A voluntary effort by local leaders aims to improve coordinated care today for low-income, uninsured, and Medicaid populations by identifying and, where possible, closing service gaps for these individuals.

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