UNITE group publishes Community Health Needs Assessment

In the summer of 2019, the UNITE group published another Community Health Needs Assessment for Washtenaw County. Some 131,000 patients were screened for social needs that are closely related to health outcomes at Michigan Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Almost 20 percent of those who identified as Black/African American … Read more

Community health implementation plan

In November, the UNITE team published its Community Health Implementation Plan. The plan outlined three strategic priorities to improve health in Washtenaw County: mental health and substance use disorders, obesity and related diseases, and preconceptual and perinatal health. These priorities were guided by the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Saint Joseph Mercy Ann … Read more

Early work of the UNITE group

In February, the Unified Needs Assessment and Implementation Team Engagement (UNITE) group began to plan an upcoming joint hospital Community Health Needs Assessment. All three of Washtenaw County’s nonprofit hospitals—St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and the University of Michigan Health System—would participate in the assessment, screening patients for social determinants of health. … Read more