Dental, opioid, and FUSE projects advance

June 2015 was a busy month for the WHI. The Community Outreach and Dental Service workgroup published its County Dental Assessment which details a history and context of dental care in Washtenaw County and then analyzes access and cost issues for different populations, and the impacts of oral health on physical health. The assessment was used to guide discussions of future activities.

Also in June, the Mental Health and Substance Use workgroup agreed to adopt the Project Lazarus model for the Opioid Project.

FUSE, facilitated by Avalon Housing, was awarded $150,000 from the St. Joseph Mercy Health System, enabling an expansion of the FUSE program to more residents. The WHI helped secure this funding.