Voice of the WHI: Marci Scalera, founding co-chair of the WHI Opioid Project

On June 19, 2019, Joanne B. Jarvi, director of business development for Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, spoke with Marci Scalera, founding co-chair of the WHI Opioid Project. Scalera, who recently retired from her role as director of clinical and substance use disorder services at the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan, shares … Read more

Seven cross-agency teams kick off SUD systems change transformation work with 100-day challenge

Since November 2018, dozens of representatives from Washtenaw-area organizations that are deeply involved in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) have been participating in an SUD system transformation process hosted by the Washtenaw Health Initiative. The goal? To improve the county’s SUD prevention and treatment system by identifying system barriers and weaknesses … Read more

Steering committee transitions: Thank you and welcome

Founding WHI Steering Committee members Peter D. Jacobson, director of U-M’s Center for Law, Ethics, and Health, and Ellen Rabinowitz, health officer for the Washtenaw County Health Department and executive director of the Washtenaw Health Plan, will retire this summer after eight years of service. This month, we featured Ellen and Peter in our “Voices … Read more