A voluntary, county-wide collaboration focused on improving health,
health equity, and health care for Washtenaw's low-income, uninsured,
underinsured, and underrepresented populations.


Michigan Medicine - Trinity Health System - Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners - Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - City of Ann Arbor

Vote for the 2023 Collective Impact Award by December 4th, 2023.

Since 2021, the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Collective Impact Award has recognized local collaborations that have made a significant positive impact on community health. Vote for the 2023 nominee you find most exeplary.

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Join us on December 5th for our quarterly stakeholders meeting.

Topics include transportation assistance hubs and community violence prevention.


2023 Washtenaw Opioid Summit focuses on the reimagination of how we address substance use.

Hosted on September 20th at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building, the Opioid Summit drew over 80 participants representing dozens of local organizations committed to ending the opioid epidemic. 

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AAACF will support development and dissemination of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation report.

CHRT has been awarded a grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to develop and disseminate a report on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) policies and practices. This project evolved from the work the WHI Healthy Aging Collaborative engaged in on transportation needs for older adults.

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Member Spotlight

Health Department Washtenaw County

Year founded: 1941

Year joined WHI: 2011


Mission: To assure, in partnership with the community, the conditions necessary for people to live healthy lives through prevention and protection programs.

Key focus area: Prevent disease, promote health and prolong life among the population as a whole.



  • Clinics: dental, hearing & vision, immunizations, lead blood testing, pop-up community services, pregnancy testing, sexual health services, tuberculosis clinic & screening, woman, infants & children (WIC)
  • Environmental Health Inspections & Permits: body art, child & adult care facility, drinking water testing, housing or sanitation complaint, coalition for action on remediation of dioxane, food safety & food licensing, pollution prevention, pools & beaches, restaurant inspection, septic systems, time of sale program, water wells


  • Animals bites & rabies
  • Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
  • Disease surveillance
  • Emergency prepardness
  • Healthy food
  • Healthy neighborhoods team
  • Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
  • #wishyouknew mental health campaign
  • Play Here
  • Prescription for health
  • Tobacco
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
  • Washtenaw Alive suicide prevention
  • Washtenaw Health Project (WHP)

Health Officer: Jimena Loveluck

Address: 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198



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News of Note

Community Projects

Washtenaw County hospitals team up to assess community health needs Rylee Barnsdale, Concentrate, September 27, 2023

National Alliance on Mental Illness Washtenaw County expands outreach, education with millage funds Natalia Holtzman, Concentrate, September 13, 2023

Millage Advisory Committee approves additional funding for the Washtenaw Health Project Washtenaw County press release, November 1, 2023

$4 million in federal funds stretch millage dollars and enhance services Washtenaw County press release, November 1, 2023

Washtenaw County launches financial empowerment center Washtenaw County press release, September 6, 2023

Substance Use

Opioid Deaths, Non-Opioid Drug Overdose Deaths Continue Increasing in Washtenaw County Washtenaw County press release, September 12, 2023

Bill ending Michigan’s drug immunity law clears Senate committee Jon King, Michigan Advance, October 13, 2023

Dexter coalition engages teens in preventing substance use among peers Elinor Epperson, Concentrate, October 11, 2023


Report shows racial inequities in Washtenaw County's criminal justice system, but offers solutions Josh Hakala, WEMU, September 27, 2023

Alize Asberry Payne, Racial Equity Officer, named Crin's Detroit Notable Leader in DEI Washtenaw County press release, November 14, 2023


Washtenaw County to unveil strategies to tackle housing crisis. What’s already been done? Lucas Smolcic Larson, MLive, September 21, 2023

Washtenaw County will give cash payments to vulnerable residents with $2M housing plan Lucas Smolcic Larson, MLive, November 3, 2023

Household hazardous waste program opens new location Washtenaw County press release, September 20, 2023

Public Health

Older residents aren’t prepared for emergency weather, Washtenaw County survey says Sophia Kalakailo, MLive, October 20, 2023

Washtenaw County health officials encourage residents to get yearly vaccines Taylor Bowie, WEMU, October 13, 2023

Washtenaw United: 'WeLIVE' program reducing retaliatory violence in Washtenaw County David Fair, WEMU, August 28, 2023

Grant Opportunities

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and United Way of Washtenaw County seek to provide capacity-building opportunities for organizations doing racial equity/social justice work through access to consultants via the Catchafire platform. Deadline: Ongoing

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation matches grants of up to $25,000 for programs that help increase access to healthcare, address critical public health issues, improve the quality of care, or enhance efficiency. Deadline: November

Poverty Solutions and the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC) co-sponsor the Collaborative Community-Academic Research Awards for faculty. Deadline: Ongoing

The CSX Corporation Contributions program provides assistance to nonprofit organizations that address safety, environment, and wellness, with a focus on healthy lifestyles and wellness education. Deadline: December 15, 2023

Community Resources and Events

My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) provide quality, compassionate care for adults & children covered by most Medicaid plans, Healthy Kids Dental, MIChild, and most private insurances, as well as low-income uninsured patients. MCDC also has reduced fees for uninsured veterans with proof of service. Learn more.

From mid-November through March, the Shelter Association offers Winter Programs that include a Warming Center at the Delonis Center, the Rotating Shelter, and more. To be referred to any services, please call 734-961-1999. Learn more.

On December 6 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse. Register.

NAMI Washtenaw County offers several support groups for people facing mental health challenges, including parents, young adults, students of color, and family or friends. See all events.

Michigan Medicine offers Mom Power: Zero to Thrive to support mothers experiencing high levels of stress or histories of trauma and adversity. The 10-week program helps mothers form healthy realtionships, find social sopport, and engage with resources and services. Learn more.

The Turner Senior Wellenss Program at the Turner Resource Center enhances quality of life for older adults and their families with learning, health, and wellness programming. Learn more.

WHI calendar

WHI Stakeholders Meeting

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHI Communications Committee

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHI Communications Committee

January 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHI Opioid Project

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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