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2017 Population Health Forum

The 2017 Population Health Forum: The Impact of Spatial Racism on Health will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8a – 12p at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch.  Dr. Brian Smedley will be the keynote speaker this year.  Pre-registration is required due to security precautions at the Federal Reserve. […]

Authority Health GME – #SaveOurDocs

We are proud to address the doctor shortage by training high-quality, compassionate doctors who can serve a variety of populations. Congress needs to step up and fund these valuable programs! Our residents offer so much more than medical care to their patients. They provide compassion, empathy, understanding and hope. Congress needs to recognize their value […]

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority adopts new name, ‘Authority Health,’ retains historic mission

DETROIT — The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority will be known as Authority Health beginning Saturday, April 18. The new name is designed to simplify the organization’s public identity and better reflect its involvement in regional health initiatives, such as its community-based teaching health center, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Community Health Improvement Collaborative. “Our Board of […]

Jonathan Heller speaks on ‘Health in All Policies’

In an ever-changing health care landscape, data is of utmost importance in promoting health. Elected officials, public health professionals, and other stakeholders of population health will convene on Monday, March 2 at the annual Population Health Forum. “The health care landscape is dramatically evolving while the needs of the entire population grow in southeast Michigan,” said Kate Kohn-Parrott, president and CEO, Greater Detroit Area Health Council…

Community Collaboration Begins Work on Detroit-Wayne County Health Improvement Plan

Representatives from various public and private health organizations are beginning work on an initiative to develop one or several health improvement plans for Detroit and Wayne County. The goal of the initiative is to identify and gain acceptance for strategies and to focus resources to measurably reduce negative health indicators, such as high levels of infant mortality, avoidable hospital re-admissions, and the negative effects of the social determinants of health.

WSU Physician Group Nurse Midwifery Program, Health Authority Agree to Provide Community-Based Maternal Care Services

Community-based nurse midwifery will now be provided to medically underserved areas of Wayne County through an innovative agreement between the Wayne State University Physician Group Midwifery Program and Detroit Wayne County Health Authority. The program, scheduled to begin on Dec. 1, 2014, will be housed under the newly developed Authority Health Professional Services Corporation. Under […]

Dr. Opipari: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Medical Training

Michael Opipari, D.O., was on his way to speak at the orientation of the second Authority Health teaching health center class in Detroit when he realized that 50 years ago he began his own training. Of course, much has changed. The students tend to be smarter, yet more reliant on diagnostic technology than their own […]