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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.  Visit the Casa Latina web site.

Community Health Workers

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

Working with local partners, Washtenaw County Public Health examined models and indicators for measuring progress on health equity. The partnership selected a small set of indicators that are meaningful and easy to understand: Click here to view Indicators. For more information, contact Adreanne Waller at or (734) 544-3057.


For more local data on health disparities, visit our Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County page.

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