Tag Archives: social determinants of health

Voice of the WHI: Peter Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy

On June 19, 2019, we sat down with Peter Jacobson, a founding member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee. Jacobson, who recently retired from the WHI and Washtenaw County Health Department governing bodies to move closer to family in Washington, DC, shares his commitment to public health, his history with the WHI, and his […]

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Voice of the WHI: Ellen Rabinowitz, County Health Officer and Executive Director of the Washtenaw Health Plan

On August 30, Ellen Rabinowitz will retire from the Washtenaw County Health Department and the Washtenaw Health Plan. She is looking forward to a year-long break and after that expects to re-engage with the community in new ways. Liz Conlin, WHI Communications Committee chair, sat down with Ellen to discuss her history with the WHI […]

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Three ways to fund community health workers: Lapedis explains in New England Journal of Medicine

In “Realizing the value of community health workers–new opportunities for sustainable financing,” a New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives piece, SIM Project Manager Jeremy Lapedis and colleagues from Poverty Solutions and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation describe new mechanisms for financing community health workers far into the future. “CHW-led interventions have been shown […]

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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 […]

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