The University of Michigan Health System provides numerous local and statewide community programs and services that make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families who make up our communities. As a world class academic health center that includes the finest hospitals and health centers in the state and nation, we treat and care for those who cannot afford it, and we create and participate in various outreach programs, support groups and services designed to improve health and help everyone, including individuals who may never be U-M patients. This is part of our commitment to improving overall health status and increasing access to care for all.
The Community Benefit Web site highlights UMHS contributions to the community in the areas of Direct Patient Care; Community Health Programs and Services; and Research and Education. Although not a complete listing, this Web site will provide faculty and staff with a space to view those programs and experiences that go beyond our focus on traditional patient care and that illustrate our commitment to the community.