Serving Our Community
The Community Health Services department 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; and meeting individuals where they live, work, play and pray.
CHS Programs and Services are incorporated throughout the following five initiatives:
- Caring for the Health of our Children: Providing clinical services and programs that support healthy behaviors of our children and adolescents.
- Promoting the Health of our Families: Supporting the spectrum of chronic and acute health care in our area by implementing community health education, promotion and clinical programs and services.
- Protecting Health and Quality of Life for our Seniors: Addressing specific needs of our older adults and homebound residents to address hunger and food insecurity, health and housing counseling and assistance.
- Improving Mental Health Support & Reducing Substance Abuse: Improving mental health and substance abuse through prevention and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services and supports.
- Developing Future Health Leaders: Providing training to health care providers and students on evidence-based models, best practices, and culturally appropriate care to increase knowledge and provide experience for addressing the needs of our diverse population.
2018 CHS Annual Report