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Community Groups

Advisory and Advocacy Community Groups Ensure Community Input and Oversight

As a public body, the Health Authority has several mechanisms to ensure community input and oversight – all of which are aligned with our goal of improving population health. To that end, the various advisory processes listed below are channeled into the work of the Population Health Council, which in turn advises administration and the board of directors.

Community Advisory Committee » more info

The Community Advisory Committee is comprised of health and human service leaders who advise the Health Authority on grassroots issues. Representatives range from community health advocates, senior service providers, and faith leaders to a sub-group of community nursing administrators who serve as the advisory board of the Detroit Nurse-Family Partnership. The Health Authority also works through these organizations to channel communication to their constituencies.

Provider Advisory Committee » more info

Health system executives meet to discuss health issues. The committee may conduct studies, publish reports and issue recommendations to the Health Authority8 Board of Directors. Specific activities include:

  • Provide input to working groups of the Health Authority concerning development and ongoing activities of the Health Authority.
  • Receive comments from the broader provider constituency in the Health Authority’s planning process.
  • Serve as a conduit of information for the Health Authority to the broader provider community.

Primary Care Network Council » more info

Representatives of federally qualified health centers, community health centers, free clinics, physician practices, universities, and other stakeholders concerned with the delivery of primary care services in medically underserved areas discuss issues relating to capacity expansion, workforce development, and collaborations.

Population Health Council » more info

Public health officials, representatives of the natural environment and built environment, community health advocates, environmental and consumer activists, academics, housing, public safety, and other stakeholders that contribute to population health provide policy, community education, and advocacy recommendations. The Council sponsors a Population Health Blog, publishes an annual report on the State of Population Health, and sponsors an annual Population Health Forum.

MOTION Coalition on Childhood Obesity » more info

Agencies that serve youth in various ways, from health and social services to education and community leaders discuss their individual organizational initiatives relating to childhood obesity, schedule informational programs, and advocate on issues relating to obesity and nutrition relating to young people.

For information on any of these advisory bodies, contact the Public Affairs Department at 313-871-3751.