10 year anniversary event

More than five dozen individuals attended the WHI’s 10th-anniversary stakeholders meeting, which was time to reflect on the focus of the WHI, what has been accomplished by WHI volunteers over the years, and the work that’s left to do.

At the event, Sharon Moore, current co-chair of the WHI, facilitated a panel discussion with Deborah Vinson, a lifelong Ypsilanti resident and a person with lived experience as uninsured; Ruth Kraut, deputy health officer of the Washtenaw County Health Department; Brian Keisling, director of the Bureau of Medicaid Policy, Operations, and Actuarial Services at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Rebecca Fleming, director of community health initiatives at Packard Health; Iris Proctor, director of integrated services at Hope Clinic; and Jeremy Lapedis, director of the Washtenaw Health Plan.

WHI communications committee members, Liz Conlin and Gregory Powers, announced the recipients of the WHI’s ¬†Collaborative Impact Award. Hoteling those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic won with 65 percent of the vote.

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