Just email some basic information to WHIhealthcomms@umich.edu by Friday, September 3, 2021, including:
- A description of the collaborative
- The name of the organization(s) that led the initiative
- The impact the collaborative has had on community health
The new award, developed to honor the 10th anniversary of the Washtenaw Health Initiative, will recognize collaborations that have had a significant and positive impact on community health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WHI believes that collaboration, partnerships, networks, and other joint efforts can be used to solve complex problems that no single individual or organization can solve in isolation. Collaborative efforts like these will be required if we are to dramatically improve health, health equity, and health care for Washtenaw County’s low-income, uninsured, and under-insured populations.
Nominated health improvement collaborations can address traditional health access and quality initiatives, as well as key social determinants of health—such as food, housing, and transportation. WHI members and member organizations need not be involved in nominated projects, and projects with WHI members will not receive special consideration.
Those nominating will be asked to provide a full list of partners and a brief description of their work and impact. With this information, the WHI Communications Committee will develop a web page for each project, develop a short survey asking WHI members to vote for the most effective health impact collaborations, and tabulate results. Winners will be selected by popular vote and each WHI stakeholder can only vote once.
Awards will be given at the next WHI Stakeholders Meeting, this fall, where we also plan to acknowledge the WHI’s 10th anniversary. Stay tuned for more announcements about this exciting event.