Get Involved

Are you or your organization interested in joining the more than 200 stakeholders already dedicated to the WHI’s mission of improving the health of low-income, uninsured, and underinsured populations across Washtenaw County? Here are three central ways to get involved:

Attend stakeholder meetings

The WHI’s quarterly stakeholder meetings offer an opportunity for community members to learn about and weigh in on important public health challenges and the strategies local organizations are using to address them. Subscribe to the WHI’s bi-monthly newsletter to receive notifications about upcoming stakeholder meetings or check our event page to find them yourself.

Apply for membership

Dozens of Livingston and Washtenaw County organizations have signed the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Statement of Commitment, recognizing our shared responsibility to assist those in our community who lack access to high-quality health care and the WHI’s mission to improve health and healthcare for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured populations. Interested organizations should examine the Statement of Commitment. If you find your organization concurs with our goals, contact Deana Smith (, 734-998-6517) to begin the application process.

Participate in active work groups

WHI’s active work groups include the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Work Group, the Senior Services Work Group, and more. Interested stakeholders should review the Current Projects page to learn more about each active work group, then contact the group’s staff representatives for more information. While some groups are mostly made up of individuals who work in the targeted area, others are open to any interested party and place special value on lived experience.