Community Health Services is committed to connecting Michigan Medicine to the communities that we serve by providing programs and services that impact quality of life.
We believe in:
- Developing culturally appropriate services
- Building a strong foundation of community support
- Delivering programs and services as identified by community focus groups, health needs assessments, and outreach efforts;
- Meeting individuals where they live, work, play and pray
Our Programs and Services
Adolescent Health Initiative: provides national training, technical assistance, and youth-driven resources to providers and health professionals, improving the health care landscape for adolescents and young adults.
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels: reduces hunger and food insecurity for homebound adults (age 18+) in Ann Arbor who are frail, medically compromised, or have a short- or long-term disability that impacts their ability to shop and prepare complete, nutritious meals.
Community Benefit and Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA): Community Benefit is a mandated IRS reporting requirement to maintain a non-profit hospital's tax-exempt status and highlights Michigan Medicine contributions. Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) works with multiple community partners, and stakeholders, to help identify and address community health needs in Washtenaw County. This federal requirement was created to ensure CB investments are responsive to needs on the ground.
Friends Gift Shops: provides services to patients and assists in promoting the health, welfare, and education of the community through revenues received from our hospital and clinic gift shops support programs.
Housing Bureau for Seniors: works throughout Washtenaw County to enable and assist older adults with seeking and maintaining appropriate and affordable living arrangements.
Michigan Medicine Lodging: handles lodging needs providing support and care to patients and their families while being treated at the University of Michigan Health System.
Program for Multicultural Health: improves health and well-being by providing culturally responsive health promotion, education, and research programs for our communities.
Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS): provides a variety of primary care services at our health centers to meet the urgent and preventive care needs of the students in our school and community.
Volunteer Services: offers placement services for the thousands of volunteers who play an integral role in augmenting the work of hospital staff and providing caring and compassionate support to our patients and their families.