Welcome to Community Health Services

Community Health Services was created in 1997 to align community initiatives across the University of Michigan Medical Center through program coordination, strategic planning and resource allocation. The programs that comprised CHS were Accommodations, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Housing Bureau for Seniors, Interpreter Services, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) and Volunteer Services.

The Comprehensive Gender Services Program was added in 2002, the Program for Multicultural Health in 2009, the Adolescent Health Initiative in 2011 and the FRIENDS Gift Shops and Community Benefit/Community Health Needs Assessment in 2012.

By participating with local and state partners, Community Health Services capitalizes on Michigan Medicine's resources and expertise to improve the health and the quality of life in the communities we serve.


To lead Michigan Medicine in improving access, equity and health outcomes through programs and services provided in the Community.

Guiding Principles and Core Values


Community Involvement






Community Health Needs Assessment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 mandated new IRS requirements for hospitals, to help identify and address community health needs.

In 2015-2016, for the first time, all nonprofit hospitals in Washtenaw County, Michigan collaborated to conduct a single Community Health Needs Assessment for the shared geographic region of Washtenaw County. The hospitals, Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Saint Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and the University of Michigan Health System, conducted a collaborative community health data collection and assessment process in partnership with Washtenaw County Public Health and area health coalitions; the process was facilitated by the Washtenaw Health Initiative.

Read the Joint 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Report here (June 2016)

Read the Joint 2016 Community Health Needs Implementation Plan (November 2016) here.

Community Flu Clinics

The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated every fall. The annual partnership between Community Health Services, the Program for Multicultural Health, Interpreter Services, UM School of Nursing, the UM School of Public Health, and the UM College of Pharmacy - called Michigan Community and Interprofessional Practice Training (M-CIPT) - provides free flu vaccines to high risk community members (uninsured, underinsured, individuals with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, chronic lung and heart disease, pregnant women, people age 65+, and anyone living with or caring for other high risk individuals. Annual Community Flu Shot Clinics are held at the following locations and no pre-registration is required:

2017 Community Flu Shot & Health Screenings Clinics Schedule

Location Address Date Time
New Hope Baptist Church

33640 Michigan Avenue Wayne, MI 48184

Sunday, September 24 9am - 2pm
Community Action Agency* 400 West South Street Adrian, MI 49221 Tuesday, September 26 11am - 7pm
St. Andrews Episcopal Church* 306 N. Division Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Thursday, September 28 7:30am - 9:30am
Ann Arbor District Library 343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Thursday, October 5 6pm - 8pm
Second Baptist Church 850 Red Oak Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Friday, October 13 11am - 6pm
First United Methodist Church 209 Washtenaw Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Sunday, October 15 11am - 3pm
Brown Chapel AME Church 1043 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Thursday, October 26 11am - 6pm
Brown Chapel AME Church 1043 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Friday, October 27 10am - 2pm
Allen Temple AME Church* 4101 Helen Street
Detroit, MI 48207
Sunday, November 5 11am - 2pm

*Flu Shots only

Questions? Want more information? Contact Tammara Smith at (734) 998-2156.

2017 Winter Arts & Crafts Bazaar

2017 Winter Arts and Crafts Bazaar