Community violence beyond the numbers: Roger’s story

Roger Roper

According to Washtenaw County’s latest firearm death report, released just this summer, firearm homicide rates doubled–from 16 to 38 per year, on average–between 2012 and 2021. A number of these shootings are the result of street violence, which has claimed the lives of many young men and women.   Who are these victims?  In general, they … Read more

The Behavioral Health Collaborative for Young Black Men & Boys, 2023 Impact Award winner

Collaborative members

In December, the Washtenaw community voted to award the 2023 Collaborative Health Impact Award to the Behavioral Health Collaborative for Young Black Men & Boys. Funded by the Michigan Health Endowment, the project is a collaboration between Packard Health and the University of Michigan School of Social Work Curtis Center for Health Equity’s Young Black … Read more

2023 Washtenaw Opioid Summit focuses on the reimagination of how we address substance use.

Opioid summit

The WHI’s Opioid Project partnered with the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP), a program of Home of New Vision, to bring the annual Opioid Summit back to an in-person format. Hosted on September 20th at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building, the summit drew over 80 participants representing dozens of local organizations committed to ending … Read more

AAACF will support development and dissemination of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation report.

Transportation service

We are delighted to announce that CHRT has been awarded a grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to develop and disseminate a report on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT). The funding will support a comprehensive review of relevant policies and practices of NEMT. This project evolved from the work the WHI Healthy Aging Collaborative … Read more

Celebrating collaboration: Hoteling the Homeless wins the WHI’s inaugural Collaborative Health Impact Award

On October 18, Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) stakeholders selected the inaugural winner of the WHI’s Collaborative Health Impact Award. The award was developed to honor the 10th anniversary of the WHI. It recognizes collaborations with a significant and positive impact on community health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Five health improvement collaborations were nominated: hoteling those … Read more

The effects of case management on emergency department use: CHRT research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine

In a new piece published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, “Predictive Model-Driven Hotspotting to Decrease Emergency Department Visits: a Randomized Controlled Trial”, Center for Health and Research Transformation and Washtenaw Health Initiative staff report the results of the largest randomized trial examining the effects of case management on emergency department (ED) use. The study … Read more