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

New sponsored project seeks to double cardiac arrest survival rates in the region

A new sponsored project–the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Learning Community (OHCA)–has been approved by the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee.  The learning community, which aims to double cardiac arrest survival rates in the region, is comprised of multidisciplinary representatives from Michigan’s Washtenaw-Livingston County Medical Control Authority, a two-county entity that coordinates emergency medical services.   “Rapid treatment … Read more

Hublet directors discuss the future of the SIM

Community leaders came together on April 3 to discuss the WHI’s community-wide care coordination intervention for frequent Emergency Department (ED) users (aka, the SIM). Directors from the SIM’s 11 founding partners (hublets) and partner entities were invited to attend, and roughly two-dozen came out to participate in the conversation. At tables of eight, patterned after … Read more