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A voluntary, county-wide collaboration focused on improving the health of low-income, uninsured, and under-insured populations.

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10th anniversary timeline demonstrates the power of collaboration.

The Patient and Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23rd, 2010. The most sweeping health care reform the U.S. had seen in decades, the ACA was meant to dramatically increase access to health insurance for those without employer-sponsored care, to expand access to Medicaid for low-income Americans, and to encourage states to develop and explore innovative medical care delivery methods designed to lower the cost, and improve the quality, of health care. The federal reforms were clear, but how Washtenaw County would respond was another question entirely.

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Our 2021 impact report

In 2021, the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) sought to advance health equity and promote innovative programs. 

Our latest impact report highlights workgroup activities and accomplishments, member organizations, and more.

Thank you to our donors, member organizations, and steering committee and workgroup members for making this work possible.

#Washtenaw: Which community health collaboration had the greatest impact? Vote now for the 2023 Collaborative Health Impact Award.

For the first time this year, voting is open to everyone in Washtenaw County. Vote by December 4th!

To close our our Donor Series, which recognizes the organizations that make our work possible, we want to highlight the City of Ann Arbor.

The city’s contribution and continuous support of the WHI highlights their dedication to improving the health of Washtenaw residents.

Next in our Donor Series, which recognizes the organizations that fund our work and make it possible, is Trinity Health.

@trinityhealthHQ is a co-sponsor of the WHI, utilizing its expansive health care system to work towards health equity in Michigan.