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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 2019 impact report

The WHI’s 2019 impact report focuses on the activities undertaken by active work groups, comprised of representatives from dozens of Washtenaw County organizations that have much to be proud of. 

2019 highlights include: 

  • MMOE Work Group members trained college students to distribute more than 10,000 flyers in low-coverage neighborhoods, giving residents and businesses contact information for local agencies that can assist them with Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, and Health Insurance Marketplace applications.
  • MHSUD Work Group members strengthened connections between behavioral health care providers and social service agencies across the county, helping to identify the community’s most pressing unmet needs, particularly around substance use treatment, and collaborated on action plans designed to address them.

The WHI is seeking nominations for our collaborative impact award! We're recognizing partnerships with a positive impact on community health. Learn more: @PackardHealth @WashtenawRecov1 @CornerHealth @NAMIWC @avalonhousing @SAWCdelonis @OzoneHouse

Join us virtually for the 2022 #WashtenawCounty Opioid Summit. Aug 31 & Sep 1. Learn more and register:

During #LGBTQ pride month, let’s celebrate @OzoneHouse PrideZone, a program that gives much-needed support to Washtenaw’s LGBTQ youth: Proud to include @OzoneHouse among our members.