In fact, the life expectancy for males in Washtenaw County is the equivalent of Switzerland, while in Wayne County it's the equivalent of Syria. The WHP’s dedication to serving Washtenaw County … Disparities made more obvious by our current coronavirus pandemic and a recently commissioned report by the Ann Arbor Community Foundation brought light to inequities in the way capital is invested across Washtenaw County.. WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor Community Foundation CEO Neel Hajra … September 21, 2020. Washtenaw County COVID-19 cases ‘highlight health disparities’ in area, official says Data: 48% of hospitalized Washtenaw County residents are African American Ringler-Cerniglia told The Daily that the Washtenaw County Health Department has been working on eliminating these disparities before COVID-19 occurred and is continuing to listen to the concerns … Shining a light on health inequities . This includes our Board of Health. ... See below for info on a study for Black adults in Michigan that aims to help decrease health disparities. The Washtenaw County Health Department’s Health for All Steering Committee is a group of sixteen people convened by the Health Department to collect information about health inequities and to help address structural harms in … The Washtenaw County Health Department has been working with communities that face some of the largest health disparities, including multiple groups in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, for several years to identify and address inequities. Available for 2005 & 2010. For our local public health response to be most effective, communities most impacted … The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens ... to volunteer for a slate of positions on various Boards, Committees and Commissions. Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Priorities for COVID-19 Case Investigation Posted on: November 12, 2020 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 Washtenaw County's racial equity officer took the important step of creating a task force led by people of color, and the county’s health department has been partnering with community members from areas hardest hit by COVID-19. Health disparities are differences among population groups (that is, ethnicity, gender, ... Health Improvement Survey, Washtenaw County. Jimena Loveluck, health officer with the Washtenaw County Health Department, says the department's report on COVID-19 is in line with what the county already knew about health disparities … This is evident in the stark health disparities in Washtenaw County and the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on Black residents. We are committed to examining our internal practices to make sure we are a vehicle to address structural racism and mistrust of the health system. Data from the Washtenaw County Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey on the health status and health behavior of residents. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WLNS) — Washtenaw County Health Department is lifting the two-week public health emergency stay-in-place order for University of Michigan undergraduate students. There were 9,371 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases among Washtenaw County residents as of Nov. 25, including 642 hospitalizations and 133 deaths, according to the county health department. Ron French is a contributing writer for Bridge Magazine, and recently published a story about the health disparities between Wayne and Washtenaw counties, and spoke with us … The Health Department continues to work with community leaders from … The county also shared that the COVID-19 cases are concentrated in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township.