Health Improvement Plan of Washtenaw County
More than half the pregnancies in Michigan are unintended, preconception health is important for all women of childbearing age, whether they intend to become pregnant or not. A woman’s health before and during pregnancy can make a difference in reducing risks of low birth weight, preterm birth and other negative outcomes, as well as decrease risk of infant mortality. Learn more about how healthy our women are Washtenaw County.
Every 5 years, the HIP Survey is conducted in our community. The 2015 survey data is now online. Over 2,900 residents participated. Survey data from 2005 and 2010 is also available in the database. For more information visit the HIP Survey Data webpage.
May Community Health Committee (CHC) Meeting
Environmental Health is Public Health: the Flint Water Crisis and the Washtenaw County Dioxane Contamination Meeting Materials
The Flint water crisis put environmental health back in the local and national news. This meeting explored what and why it happened and what community based organizations are doing to prevent it from happening again. We also discussed one of our local environmental health challenges, the Washtenaw County 1,4-dioxane contamination, and what we can all do to reduce toxins in our communities and how to address common routes of lead exposure and lead testing for children.