Detroit Wayne County Health Authority East Side Planning Team

Dates: 2007-2009

State: Michigan

Client(s): Detroit Wayne County Health Authority

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health, Integrated Care Models, Primary Care, Safety Net

Southeast Detroit has a population of about 140,000 people of whom 100,000 are below 200% poverty. After the closure of two hospitals on Detroit's east side significantly reduced services to the area's already underserved population, the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority contracted with JSI to facilitate a planning process, provide technical advice and draft a white paper to redesign the health care delivery system for Southeast Detroit.