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

WHI Member Spotlight: Huron Valley Ambulance

Year founded: 1981 Key focus areas: Emergency services, transportation to medical care Mission: To provide accessible, high-quality pre-hospital health care services to the people and organizations we serve in southeast and south-central Michigan. Signature programs: 911 emergency response to 40 municipalities using more than 70 ambulances and 300 licensed personnel. Non-emergency transportation for patients traveling to … Read more

WHI’s MMOE workgroup offers community presentations on free and low-cost health insurance options

The American Rescue Plan, which passed in March, dramatically decreased consumer costs for health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace. However, many of the uninsured are still unaware if they are eligible, unsure if they can afford it, or simply overwhelmed by the enrollment process. To learn more about plans to spread … Read more