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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 […]

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 […]

The Future of Medical Training is in Western Wayne Family Health Centers

For Immediate Release July 21, 2014 Contacts: Lisa Rutledge Western Wayne Family Health Centers 734-941-4991×227 or 313-204-8001 lrutledge@wwfhc.org Dennis Archambault Detroit Wayne County Health Authority 313-871-3751 darchambault@dwcha.org The future of medical training is in the community, where people live, work, and recreate. Community health centers like Western Wayne Family Health Centers, together with the Detroit […]

Health Authority, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Announce Teaching Health Center in Wayne County

The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Health Authority) and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU) have been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a teaching health center in Wayne County. Teaching Health Centers are central to the Affordable Care Act as a tool expand primary care in medically […]

Health Authority Announces Kellogg Population Health Fellowship

Tiffany T. Mason, a University of Michigan School of Public Health graduate, has been appointed the first Kellogg Population Health Fellow at The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority. The fellowship was made possible through a grant from the Kellogg Foundation. Tiffany T. Mason, a University of Michigan School of Public Health graduate, has been appointed […]

Health Authority Receives $100,000 Kellogg Foundation Grant to Establish Population Health Council

The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority has received a one-year, $100,000 grant to establish a Population Health Council. The regional coalition will combine efforts to improve the health status of the region by reducing chronic disease, improving access to prevention and wellness services, and promoting health equity. The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority has received […]

Obesity Summit News Release

Obesity Task Force Hosts National Expert on Childhood Obesity DETROIT – Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), will be the presiding speaker for the “Childhood Obesity Planning Summit,” scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Detroit Tower, 600 […]

Health Systems, Health Authority Announce Safety Net Initiatives

DETROIT — The leaders of health systems serving Wayne County have agreed to pursue initiatives that will help contain uncompensated care which has been an increasing fiscal burden and create systems that will more appropriately and cost-effectively meet the health and social needs of uninsured and underinsured people. Chaired by Nancy Schlichting, president and CEO […]