Priority One

Ensure The Community Safety Net Through Health & Human Services

Human services are one of our top priorities. Providing enough to eat, a safe place to live, and access to health care remains a core responsibility of the Board. There is a special emphasis on programs that protect children and give them a good start in life, knowing the significant long-term pay-off for investment in healthcare, nutrition, quality childcare, and early childhood education.

The 2014-17 investments should make measurable headway in the following sample community outcomes:

  • Washtenaw County residents have ready and affordable access to primary care for mental, oral, and physical health;
  • Children in Washtenaw County will have access to the care, support, and developmental tools they need to be ready for kindergarten;
  • Youth in Washtenaw County will graduate from high school, ready for college or career;
  • Residents in Washtenaw County will be safe, in their homes and in the community;
  • Residents of Washtenaw County will be food secure;
  • Poverty rates in every community throughout Washtenaw County will be the lowest in the state;
  • Low-income residents have access to affordable transportation options

 

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