November 2021 newsletter: WHI 10th anniversary recap, Mark Creekmore talks mental health, health equity project, and more

In October, sixty-five individuals attended the WHI’s 10th anniversary Stakeholders Meeting, which was a time to reflect on the focus of the WHI, what has been accomplished by WHI volunteers over the years, of the progress that’s been made, and of the work that’s left to do. 

Read the November newsletter online for this story, and more, including:

  • The Health Equity Project hopes to help five state regions reduce health disparities associated with housing instability, food insecurity, transportation, and more;
  • Hoteling the homeless wins the WHI’s inaugural Collaborative Health Impact Award;
  • Mark Creekmore discusses his journey through juvenile corrections and the field of mental health, learning from past mistakes, and why he believes collaboration is essential for tackling our biggest challenges;
  • The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County provides residential and nonresidential programs, diversion services, short-term case management, and healthcare to a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness;
  • News of note to WHI members, such as “With a new health equity project, Michigan doctors aren’t just writing prescriptions,” Anna Gustafson, Michigan Advance;
  • Grant opportunities, such as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s, Health Policy Fellows (deadline: November 12);
  • Community resources, such as The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is providing free, lead-reducing water filters; and
  • COVID-19 information; upcoming WHI meetings; and more

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