September Newsletter: Opioid Summit, Community Mental Health, Livingston County, and more

Pilot program reduces anxiety and depression. Six years ago, WHI’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Work Group identified a significant gap in services for Washtenaw County residents with mild to moderate mental health concerns. Today, that gap is, statistically, a lot less significant–particularly for low-income and uninsured patients–thanks to the Tailored Mental Health Management and […]

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Livingston County works to reduce frequent use of emergency department services through patient-centered, integrated care

Each week, Lauren Richards, a complex care coordinator at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and Ann Arbor Hospitals, gets a list of phone numbers for a handful of people who have been in the hospital emergency room recently. Richards doesn’t know the people on the list, but she’s been told that they may need health care […]

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Welcome new members of the WHI Steering Committee

The Washtenaw Health Initiative is delighted to announce new Steering Committee members. As many of you know, the WHI has two types of members: organizational members, who are high-level leaders at organizations critical to the WHI mission, and community members, who come from all walks of life and serve one or more three-year terms. We […]

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May Stakeholders Meeting focuses on mental health and substance use

The all-member WHI Stakeholders Meeting was held on May 23 and focused on the theme of “Mental Health and Substance Use.” These are top issues in the county, based on health department and health system assessments in recent years, said WHI Co-Chair Norman Herbert, kicking off the meeting. With the passage of the Public Safety and Mental […]

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Pilot program reduces anxiety and depression

Six years ago, WHI’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Work Group identified a significant gap in services for Washtenaw County residents with mild to moderate mental health concerns. Today, that gap is, statistically, a lot less significant–particularly for low-income and uninsured patients–thanks to the Tailored Mental Health Management and Support (TaMMS) Intervention designed and run by work group members Dr. Gregory Dalack, chair […]

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Join us for the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit on Mon., Oct. 15

The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project invites residents and professionals to attend the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit on Monday, October 15, at the Morris Lawrence Building of Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. See the full agenda The summit will bring together addiction professionals, providers, and the community to educate, increase awareness, […]

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WHI Stakeholders Meeting, Monday, February 26, 2018

  The all-member WHI Stakeholders meeting on Monday, February 26 featured representatives from Huron Valley Physicians Association, Integrated Health Associates (IHA), and Michigan Medicine, who shared data from system-wide screenings for social determinants of health needs. Screening domains are shown in the graph below.  At IHA, social isolation, food security, and childcare were the areas […]

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WHI January/February 2018 Newsletter

The January/February WHI newsletter was published on March 5th. You can sign up online to receive future newsletters! You can download the pdf version of the newsletter here. Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it

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WHI November/December 2017 Newsletter

The November/December WHI newsletter was published on December 22nd. You can sign up online to receive future newsletters! You can download the pdf version of the newsletter here: November/December 2017 Newsletter Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it

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WHI September/October 2017 Newsletter

The September/October WHI newsletter was published on October 31st. You can sign up online to receive future newsletters! You can download the pdf version of the newsletter here: September/October 2017 Newsletter Share on: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it

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