Community Health Committee

The Community Health Committee (CHC) is HIP's coalition and has included over 200 participants from diverse organizations including health systems, government, schools, community-based organizations, business, neighborhood and faith-based groups, and individual citizens. Anyone is welcome to attend. See presentations and handouts from previous meetings on the right.

  • Open to the public.
  • All meeting are noon – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Lunch will be provided. A $5 donation is suggested.
  • Join the CHC e-mail list for regular updates!

Join Us for the May Community Health Committee (CHC) Meeting

  • 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.

Topic: 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.


  • Rev. Dr. Sarah Bailey, PhD, Bridges into the Future and the Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP)
  • Kent Key, PhD, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • Kristen Schweighoefer, MPH, RS, Environmental Health Director, Washtenaw County Public Health
  • Jane Nickert, Director of Nursing, Washtenaw County Public Health

Upcoming 2016 Community Health Committee (CHC) meetings

  • August 9, 2016 
  • November 8, 2016 

Implementation Team

The Implementation Team is responsible for quality assurance, monitoring health outcomes, interpreting data and information dissemination regarding HIP objectives. Members include representatives from Chelsea Community Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, Washtenaw Health Plan, Ann Arbor YMCA, and Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.

Coordinating Committee

Coordinating Team is responsible for tracking progress of HIP objectives, setting agenda for the CHC meetings and activities, and assuring that the Implementation Team workplan serves larger HIP/CHC goals. Members include leaders from Chelsea Community Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Health System, health department, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and community volunteers.

Document Actions
Google Translate