Tag Archives: Washtenaw County Health Department

Washtenaw Opioid Summit takes aim at the stigma surrounding substance use disorder

Story by Matthew Hill, Washtenaw Health Initiative Substance Use Disorder Program Manager Roughly 250 people, representing many different professional and community organizations, participated in the second county-wide opioid summit held on October 1st, organized by the Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project. The Opioid Project’s co-chairs, Nicole Adelman and Jimena Loveluck opened the event by focusing […]

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Washtenaw County Opioid Summit

Register now for the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit, organized by the Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project. In the morning, guests will hear from Jimena Loveluck, health officer for the Washtenaw County Health Department, and Nicole Adelman, clinical and SUD services director for the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan. The morning keynote will be […]

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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 […]

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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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