WHI and CHRT propose to serve as backbone for local SIM

On Friday, May 29th, the WHI and CHRT submitted a proposal to be the backbone organization for the Livingston and Washtenaw County Community Health Innovation Region (CHIR), a critical part of Michigan’s State Innovation Model (SIM).

The goal of a Community Health Innovation Region is to ensure that residents can be connected to and access any social services that could improve their health. A CHIR does this in two ways: 1) intervening in a targeted way with people who have multiple social service needs, and 2) monitoring community-level needs and working with system and sector leaders to allow for easier connections to social services.

The proposal was submitted in partnership with the University of Michigan Health System, Integrated Health Associates (IHA), and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System for both Washtenaw and Livingston counties.