Current Projects

Eight 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.

Healthy Aging Collaborative

The Healthy Aging Collaborative launched in 2021. The collaborative formed to identify and respond to pressing senior service needs in Washtenaw County such as transportation, social isolation, access to technology, and more. 

current work

As of 2022 the Washtenaw County Healthy Aging Collaborative (WHAC) has narrowed its focus on closing gaps in transportation of aging adults. Within our collaborative we have created an ad-hoc committee that is dedicated to illuminating the root of these gaps, and convening the appropriate community leaders to discuss recommendations and action items towards closing them. WHAC is anticipating holding a Summit in late Winter/early Spring of ’23 to present their findings and uncover possible solutions.


The senior services work group is chaired by Ann Davis and Dale Berry. The group includes dedicated volunteers with wide representation across Washtenaw County, including representatives from Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Huron Valley Ambulance, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Turner Senior Resource Center, the Ypsilanti Senior Center, Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels, WAVE, and more.

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