In the summer of 2023, members of the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Communications Committee sat down to discuss the challenges posed by Michigan’s Medicaid redetermination process, including the growing number of Michiganders losing coverage each month. With leadership from staff and administrators at the Washtenaw Health Project, the committee crafted 12 recommendations to streamline the process…
According to Washtenaw County’s latest firearm death report, released just this summer, firearm homicide rates doubled–from 16 to 38 per year, on average–between 2012 and 2021. A number of these shootings are the result of street violence, which has claimed the lives of many young men and women. Who are these victims? In general, they…
2023 Collaborative Health Impact Award winner
In December, the Washtenaw community voted to award the 2023 Collaborative Health Impact Award to the Behavioral Health Collaborative for Young Black Men & Boys.
Funded by the Michigan Health Endowment, the project is a collaboration between Packard Health and the University of Michigan School of Social Work Curtis Center for Health Equity’s Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project.