First financial commitment

In April, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissions approved a resolution to support the WHI with $10,000 in 2012 and 2013. In an Ann Arbor News article, Norm Herbert, retired treasurer for the University of Michigan and one of the original Washtenaw Health Initiative leaders, said that “the financial support would allow the WHI to retain CHRT as its backbone organization, and importantly, their facilitation for this entire process, as well as the type of research they’re able to do.”