Health Improvement Plan of Washtenaw County
You’re invited to the May Community Health Committee (CHC) Meeting
Environmental Health is Public Health: the Flint Water Crisis and the Washtenaw County Dioxane Contamination
The Flint water crisis put environmental health back in the local and national news. Come learn about what and why it happened and what community based organizations are doing to prevent it from happening again. We will also discuss one of our local environmental health challenges, the Washtenaw County dioxane contamination, and what we can all do to reduce toxins in our communities. Kristen Schweighoefer will provide an overview of the 1,4-dioxane groundwater contamination in Ann Arbor and of water testing for lead in Washtenaw County. Jane Nickert will address common routes of lead exposure and lead testing for children.
- New Date: Monday, May 16, 2016, noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Lunch will be provided. A $5 donation is suggested.
- Registration is required by May 6.
HIP 2015 Survey Findings
Meeting Materials from 11/10/15 Community Health Committee now available.
The Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County recently completed its 2015 countywide health survey. More than 2,900 residents participated in confidential landline or cell phone interviews from February to July. The HIP survey has been conducted every five years since 1995. It is a local version of the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. The HIP survey data are used to identify health disparities between communities and demographic groups, and to determine priorities for targeted or countywide health improvement efforts. The 2015 HIP survey is funded by Washtenaw County Public Health, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Health System, 5 Healthy Towns, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and United Way of Washtenaw County.
- 2015 HIP Survey Methodology, Key Findings, Equity Highlights and Next Steps (presented at 11/10/15 Community Health Committee)
- October 29, 2015 News Release
- June 15, 2015 News Release
- February 9, 2015 News Release
- 2015 HIP Survey Flyer
Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan
Health Events Calendar
Do you want to spread the word about an upcoming event? Washtenaw County Public Health has a new online health events calendar. Visit the calendar to post an event and learn about what's coming up in our community.