Washtenaw Opioid Summit remembers those lost, celebrates hope and recovery

The WHI’s Opioid Project partnered with the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP) to bring back the annual Washtenaw County Opioid Summit on August 31 and September 1.  With International Overdose Awareness Day falling on August 31st, as well as National Recovery Month kicking off in September, the Opioid Project wanted to remember those lost, without … Read more

ARPA funds are helping the Washtenaw County Health Department bring equity to the forefront of its work

Within days of the first documented COVID-19 case in the U.S., public health departments across the nation began the biggest pandemic response effort in a century. The pandemic illuminated the critical role of public health in communities across the world. And in many communities, including ours, these lessons were about unaddressed health disparities that existed … Read more

Survey of electoral candidates shares their positions on race equity, mental health, substance use, housing, and more

The Washtenaw Health Initiative partnered with the Washtenaw Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, Avalon Housing, the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, and the Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan to conduct a survey that was sent to 59 candidates running for election … Read more