Voice of the WHI: Trish Cortes, Executive Director, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health

This August, WHI Communications Committee Co-Chair Liz Conlin met with Trish Cortes, executive director of the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) agency, to discuss the significance of mental health funding, new challenges with our behavioral health workforce, plus the impact of local community partnerships and how the WHI has supported the work. Q. What … Read more

WHI Member organization spotlight: Washtenaw County Dental Clinic

Year founded: 2015 Year joined WHI: 2015 Key focus areas: Dental care Mission: Enhance community health by offering access to quality dental care for all. Description of services: The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic (WCDC) provides quality, compassionate care for low-income uninsured patients as well as adults and children covered by most Medicaid plans, Healthy Kids Dental, … Read more

WHI Member organization spotlight: Integrated Health Associates (IHA)

Year founded: 1994 Mission:  IHA meets community needs through personalized, high-quality health and medical services to its patients to reach patient satisfaction with clinical quality, services, accessibility, and value. Key focus areas: Healthcare provider partnering with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine. Signature programs: Primary Care: offers primary care in family medicine, geriatrics, … Read more

Nominate a community health initiative by Sept 3 for the WHI’s new collaborative impact award!

WHI stakeholders are encouraged to nominate a community health initiative for the WHI’s new collaborative impact award. And we’ve made the process simple. 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 … Read more

Health insurance myths: A two-page overview for clients

The Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment (MMOE) Work Group has developed a new client handout debunking common health insurance myths and connecting county residents to free health insurance enrollment assistance. In this two-pager, MMOE describes and debunks some of the common myths around health insurance. Our hope: That WHI members find this a useful … Read more

Voice of the WHI: Margy Long, Director, Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative

This summer, WHI Communications Committee Member, Gregory Powers, met with Margy Long, Director of Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, to discuss early childhood challenges in Washtenaw County and how Success by 6 is helping meet the needs of our youth and families, plus some of her proudest … Read more

Voice of the WHI: Jack Billi, Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine

In April, WHI Communications Committee Co-Chair, Liz Conlin, spoke with Jack Billi, Professor of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine and Steering Committee member of the WHI, to discuss his early interest in becoming a doctor, the biggest health challenges we face, and some of his proudest accomplishments over a long and storied career in the medicine, quality improvement, … Read more