Community leaders came together on April 3 to discuss the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s community-wide care coordination intervention (aka the SIM) for frequent emergency department users. Directors from the SIM’s 11 founding partners (hublets) and partner entities were invited to attend, and roughly two-dozen came out to participate in the conversation.
At tables of eight, patterned after the bimonthly quality improvement meetings that their staff attend, directors discussed what the intervention does; how it impacts participants, partner organizations, and the community; the limits of the intervention as it is currently structured; whether and how it integrates with partner agency practices; and how it could evolve with sustained and improved funding.
Read the April/May newsletter online for this story, and more, including:
- Next stakeholders meeting to explore impact of the WHI’s SIM care coordination intervention plus ways to better address the social determinants of health in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties
- Voices of the WHI: Five questions with Washtenaw County Health Plan program administrator Ruth Kraut
- Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment Work Group’s 2018 report highlights local accomplishments and enrollments
- AAACF’s Jillian Rosen describes new Vital Seniors aging services innovation network and the role WHI will play in continuous learning and systems change
- Groundcover News publishes “Comprehensive help keeps Cameron Cheek out of the emergency room”
- A calendar of Washtenaw Health Initiative meetings for May and June, 2019
- News of note by Lauren Slagter (MLive), Sarah Rigg (Concentrate), Ted Roelofs (Bridge), and more
- Reflecting on the first 100 days of Washtenaw County’s Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage
- New publications from the Center for Health and Research Transformation
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