WHI stakeholders are encouraged to nominate a community health initiative for the WHI’s collaborative impact award.
It’s a simple process. Just provide the following information in the form at the bottom of this page:
- 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 award will recognize collaborations that have significantly and positively impacted community health over the past year.
Last year, the Washtenaw Health Initiative honored the Recovery Opioid Overdose Team (ROOT) work as its Collaborative Health Impact Award winner. Jade Hartsfield, Community Engagement Specialist and Recovery Coach for Home of New Vision, accepted the award and acknowledged the partners’ contributions.
“Most importantly, thank you to our partners; they make it possible,” Hartsfield said. “Without the connections of partners like Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, the Washtenaw County Sheriff, and Huron Valley Ambulance, we wouldn’t be able to respond to those needing our attention and be as strong of a resource as we are, so we appreciate it.”
Nominated health improvement collaborations can address traditional health access concerns, healthcare quality improvements, and critical 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.
The WHI Communications Committee follows up with nominated initiatives to get additional information, including the names of other community partners and data to round out the description. They then develop a short survey asking WHI members to vote for the most effective health impact collaborations.
Winners are selected by popular vote, and each WHI stakeholder can only vote once.