First WHI committees

By Monday, March 7th, during an early meeting of WHI Steering Committee members at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) in Ann Arbor, four committees had been established: primary care capacity, dental care, mental health and substance use disorder care, and health insurance enrollment.

On the same day, the Dental Care subcommittee had its first meeting, identifying four barriers to care: limited access to preventive and ongoing dental care for Medicaid and uninsured adults; dental patients presenting with more complex, poverty-related problems; the high cost of dental care; and provider practices and training programs not conducive to treating low-income residents.