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November/December 2020 Newsletter: 2019 Annual Report, New Millage Proposal and more.

The Washtenaw Health Initiative will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2021. TheWHI’s 2019 impact report focuses on the activities undertaken by active workgroups, comprised of representatives from dozens of Washtenaw County organizations that have much to be proud of.   Read the June/July newsletter online for this story, and more, including: New millage proposal aims to tackle […]

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March/April 2020 Newsletter: COVID-19, New Directors for WHI and more.

WHI member organizations and community partners have assembled a series of directories for community members dealing with the health, economic, and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each with a different focus, these directories list essential resources for those who have been impacted by coronavirus and those who are working to support them. Learn about […]

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Oct/Nov Newsletter: Battling uninsurance, the Washtenaw Opioid Summit, and more.

The September 2019 WHI Stakeholders Meeting focused on Michigan health policy and the unified community health needs assessment conducted by Washtenaw County’s non-profit hospitals. Speakers included Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT, Nicole Adelman, clinical and SUD services director at the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan, and Elisabeth Vanderpool, director of community […]

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June/July Newsletter: Doubling cardiac arrest survival rates, state of health care in 2019, and more

Since November 2018, dozens of representatives from Washtenaw-area organizations that are deeply involved in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) have been participating in an SUD system transformation process hosted by the Washtenaw Health Initiative as part of its State Innovation Model (SIM) work in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties. After a productive […]

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April/May Newsletter: Community leaders discuss WHI’s community-wide care coordination, Voices of the WHI with Ruth Kraut, and more

Community leaders came together on April 3 to discuss the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s community-wide care coordination intervention (aka the SIM) for frequent emergency department users. Directors from the SIM’s 11 founding partners (hublets) and partner entities were invited to attend, and roughly two-dozen came out to participate in the conversation. At tables of eight, patterned […]

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February/March Newsletter: Strategic priorities, heat, hot water, and other health needs, and more

Ebony Curry is beaming. With temperatures dropping quickly, she’s been worried about one of her clients–someone who’s been in and out of the ER a lot lately–who can no longer fit into his winter coat. After a series of calls, she’s found one that will fit and clearly can’t wait to get it to him. As […]

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December/January Newsletter: A Judge’s ruling on health care, mental health and public safety millage news, and more

What a judge’s ruling on healthcare means, and doesn’t mean, for patients. The news started rippling through social media like an earthquake late on Friday evening: A judge in Texas had declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.The whole thing, from health insurance programs that cover millions of people, to protections for people with health problems, […]

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WHI November/December 2018 Newsletter

Read the November/December 2018 newsletter online stories including: Fall stakeholders meeting focuses on community health and human service needs ABLe Change Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment work group kicks off open enrollment efforts (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15) Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation announces Vital Seniors competition winners Michigan Medicine marks 20th anniversary of Community […]

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September/October Newsletter: Opioid Summit, Community Mental Health, Livingston County, and more

Pilot program reduces anxiety and depression. Six years ago, WHI’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Work Group identified a significant gap in services for Washtenaw County residents with mild to moderate mental health concerns. Today, that gap is, statistically, a lot less significant–particularly for low-income and uninsured patients–thanks to the Tailored Mental Health Management and […]

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WHI January/February 2018 Newsletter

The January/February WHI newsletter was published on March 5th. You can sign up online to receive future newsletters! You can download the pdf version of the newsletter here.              

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