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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.

For the third year, WHI stakeholders are encouraged to nominate a community health initiative for the WHI’s collaborative health impact award. Nominating a collaborative partnership is easy. Just follow the link. @HomeofNewVision @SAWCdelonis @wcpublichealth

Centene has launched a significant outreach effort to recapture some people who may still be eligible for Medicaid but were disenrolled in the Medicaid redetermination process.

Michigan's new dashboard tracks the state's Medicaid redetermination process. The first month of data seems to say that of the 217,000 Medicaid enrollees who received renewal forms, 100,000 have yet to return them in April. Is that your take?