Tag Archives: Washtenaw Health Initiative

Missed the September stakeholders meeting? Here’s a recap.

The September 2019 WHI stakeholders meeting focused on Michigan health policy and the united community health needs assessment and implementation plan conducted by the county’s three non-profit hospitals.  Liz Conlin, senior vice president of re:group, inc. and chair of the WHI Communications Committee, updated stakeholders on recent improvements to the WHI website and e-newsletter. She […]

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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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AAACF’s Jillian Rosen describes new Vital Seniors aging services innovation network and the role WHI will play in continuous learning and systems change

By Jillian Rosen, Vice President for Community Investment, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Life for everyone in 2040 will be shaped to a large degree by how we respond now to the needs of the aging.  The Vital Seniors Initiative was first launched as “Vital Seniors:  A Community Innovation Competition” in 2018 as an effort […]

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Second ABLe Change convening identifies systems change priorities

The second convening of the three-part ABLe Change Process took place February 20 and 21 at the Dawn Farm Community Barn in Ypsilanti. Roughly five-dozen participants from a range of substance use prevention and treatment programs attended, collaborating on an action plan to improve community wellbeing and reduce harm from substance use. During the first […]

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