Several active work groups meet regularly to address the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s focus areas. With support from staff members at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), these groups generate innovative ideas to improve health and healthcare in the county, identify and share information on medical and social care gaps, coordinate and leverage resources, and plan and direct strategic projects and activities.
To learn about the WHI’s current projects, visit the work group pages listed below:
- The UNITE Group, focused on health system collaboration to address community health needs, including the social determinants of health.
- The Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment Work Group, focused on community-based initiatives that increase enrollment in health insurance plans.
- The WHI Opioid Project, focused on addressing local community gaps to combat opioid use disorder.
- The Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MHSUD) Work Group, focused on providing a forum for members to discuss community health needs, the interventions and initiatives work group members have designed to address them, and broader policy concerns related to mental health and substance use.
- The MI Community Care program, focused on serving community based organizations who provide care management for individuals with complex health, behavioral health, and social needs.