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January 2020

WHI Opioid Project

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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A volunteer organization, the Washtenaw County Opioid Project brings concerned community members together with professionals from law enforcement, public health, community mental health, treatment programs, and hospitals to combat opioid misuse and overdose while meeting the needs of those living with chronic pain. Believing that every person has a part to play in ending the opioid epidemic in Washtenaw County, the project promotes opportunities for residents and professionals to get involved, make a difference, and combat this epidemic. Each month, members…

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SIM Work Group Meetings

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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The Livingston and Washtenaw County Community Health Innovation Region, with funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, works to provide patient-centered, coordinated care to frequent utilizers of emergency department services. The initiative, which is now serving more than 250 residents in the participating counties, will continue through January 2020. A number of quantitative and qualitative studies are underway to measure the impact on the participants, the agencies serving them, and the community at large.

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Senior Services Work Group

January 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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The Senior Services Work Group formed in late 2016 to identify senior service needs, to determine the cause of those needs, and to begin to address those issues so that Washtenaw County seniors–regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status–can experience healthy aging. RSVP to attend.

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SIM Hublet Quality Improvement Meeting

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48108 United States
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The Livingston and Washtenaw County Community Health Innovation Region, with funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, works to provide patient-centered, coordinated care to frequent utilizers of emergency department services. This pilot program was built on the strength of community partners. Staff from one dozen health and human service organizations, including housing providers, substance use counselors, and health clinics, were intimately involved in designing the intervention model. Today, three-dozen care coordinators who work for these health and human service organizations–in conjunction with…

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February 2020

WHI Officers Committee

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Members of the Washtenaw Health Initiative Officers Committee meet monthly to discuss emerging challenges and priorities for future work. These meetings alternate between locations in Ann Arbor and Howell, Michigan.

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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Work Group Meeting

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Co-chaired by Dr. Katrina Bozada, assistant director of the University of Michigan's Psychiatric Emergency Services, and Curtis Thornton, clinical director of Home of New Vision, the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Work Group includes representatives from more than a dozen of the county’s behavioral health care provider organizations.

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WHI Communications Committee

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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The WHI Communications Committee is a group of communications professionals who are committed to promoting the work of WHI stakeholders, member organizations, and work group projects. Committee members include Liz Conlin (chair), re:group, inc.; Joanna Jarvi, Jewish Family Services of Ann Arbor; Erin Spanier, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT); and Kayla Steinberg, Washtenaw County Health Department. To learn more, email Erin Spanier, staff representative, at espanier@med.umich.edu.

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Social Determinants of Health Screenings and Referrals

February 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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As part of Michigan’s State Innovation Model (SIM), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services asked hundreds of health care providers to annually screen their patients for social needs including: food security, housing, financial strain, transportation, literacy, and utilities such as water, heat, and electricity. As patients reveal needs, these health care providers offer referrals to existing services designed to help their patients. In the Livingston/Washtenaw County Community Health Innovation Region, 54 health care providers are conducting these social determinant of health screenings and…

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Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Washtenaw County United Way, 2305 Platt Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Members of the Washtenaw Health Initiative's Medicaid/Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment work group will meet to discuss ongoing work, which focuses on helping vulnerable populations in Washtenaw County apply for the health insurance they require.

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WHI Steering Committee

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
CHRT, 2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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The 22 organizational and community members of the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee meet monthly to provide strategic oversight for the initiative and to set program priorities. Meeting agendas and minutes are regularly posted and available online.

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