Health Disparities

Listed below are strategies that work to decrease health disparities in our county:

Casa Latina

Latinos in Washtenaw County reflect a diversity of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.  A group of partners engaged the Latino community to determine what services exist for Latinos in need; they found disparate services and many gaps.  The group established Casa Latina as a home for information and resources for the Latino community.  For more information, please visit the Casa Latina web site.

Community Health Worker Program

Community Health Workers are trained lay persons who assist members of the community with the social factors (e.g. transportation, education, safe neighborhoods) that influence their health.  

Community Health Workers are a critical component of the Prescription for Health program.

Disparities Index

The Health Opportunities Workgroup examined models and indicators for potential use for measuring progress on health equity.  The Workgroup selected a set of indicators that is small in number, meaningful, easy to understand by many community sectors, and has routine data sources and availability.

Click here to view Indicators  

For more information, contact Adreanne Waller at or (734) 544-3057.

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