Listed below are strategies that work to decrease health disparities in our county:
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.
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.
For more information, contact Adreanne Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 544-3057.