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.
Since 2021, the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Collective Impact Award has recognized local collaborations that have made a significant positive impact on community health. Collaborations between organizations working on similar goals can break down silos and enable organizations to achieve more than they could alone. In the award’s first year, Washtenaw Health Initiative members chose Hoteling…
The WHI’s Opioid Project partnered with the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP), a program of Home of New Vision, to bring the annual Opioid Summit back to an in-person format. Hosted on September 20th at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building, the summit drew over 80 participants representing dozens of local organizations committed to ending…
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.