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.
In 2021, the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) sought to advance health equity and promote innovative programs. Members from dozens of local health, human services, and behavioral health organizations advanced a number of worthwhile objectives. Our latest impact report highlights workgroup activities and accomplishments, member organizations, and more.
Read our December member organization spotlight, Home of New Vision. Year founded: 1996 Mission: To create a community that is free from stigma towards substance use disorder by bridging the gap between addiction and recovery through education, advocacy, and awareness. Key focus areas: Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery supports for people with SUD and their … Read more
On November 8, 2022, the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee reviewed 2023 priorities against the organization’s budget. WHI executive officers proposed to sunset the Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment (MMOE) workgroup and the Unified Needs Assessment Implementation Plan Team Engagement (UNITE) project. Their reasoning? Both projects can continue without the support of the WHI … Read more
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.