Official launch garners press attention

On July 7, 2011, the WHI website went live and the group issued a local press release that formally announced the formation of the Washtenaw Health Initiative. On the same day, Crain’s Detroit published a story highlighting the WHI’s work: Washtenaw health care collaborative plans for influx of insured patients in 2014, the Ann Arbor News published: U-M, St. Joe’s join new initiative to help Washtenaw brace for federal health care reform, fill coverage gaps. The next day, the University of Michigan published: County leaders unite to meet community’s health care needs.