The Detroit Health Department has been providing important public health services to Detroiters for over 100 years. The Health Department’s mission is to work in partnership with Detroiters to protect and promote their health, well-being, safety and resilience, and to respond to every public health need with exceptional leadership, policies, programs and services.
Training, employing, and promoting CHWs is only one way the Health Department builds individual and community capacity in Detroit.
With a focus on building individual, organization and community capacity, our team is committed to working alongside our clients, distilling the most complex issues and providing a clear path forward. Everyday Life has had the unique opportunity to work with health and human service
organizations in and outside of Michigan which has allowed us to gain insight and build on
MiCHWA has established itself as the CHW information hub for the state of Michigan. Initially founded as a small stakeholder coalition, MiCHWA’s growth has significantly exceeded initial expectations by Steering Committee and working group members. Interest in MiCHWA’s activities from outside organizations has skyrocketed over the last four years, resulting in an increase in demands for CHW information, presentations on CHW effectiveness, and support for CHW activities. Outside agencies are coming to MiCHWA for information about the CHW role, resources to support CHW employment, and research to make the case for why CHWs are essential health care team members. MiCHWA is excited about these opportunities, and continues to find new ways to engage CHWs and stakeholders in these discussions across the state.