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WCMS Comments on Rule to Protect Youth from Nicotine Product Addiction

WCMS sent the following comments after approval at the October 2020 WCMS Executive Council meeting. October 23, 2020 Via email (MDHHS-AdminRules@michigan.gov) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Legal Affairs 333 S. Grand Avenue, 5th Floor Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: On behalf of the Washtenaw County…
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WCMS E-Newsletter – June 18, 2020 Edition

Access the June 18, 2020 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This edition covers: Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism COVID-19 Stats MSMS Grant Deadline Safe Reopening of Businesses Keep MI Kids Tobacco Advocacy MSMS Tele-Town Halls Directory of Washtenaw Directories  
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Executive Council Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism

As many across the country are doing, the Washtenaw County Medical Society must also speak out and confess our inaction and failure, both personal and political, to address the continued problems of racial inequities both in health care and society at-large. Two events catalyzed this most recent unrest in 2020. The first is the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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COVID-19 Modeling Dashboard

Click on the image below to view Michigan's COVID-19 forecasts and the impact social distancing measures have on flattening the curve.  Michigan COVID-19 Modeling Dashboard prepared by the University of Michigan Epimath COVID-19 Modeling Group: Andrew Brouwer, PhD - Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan Sandro Cinti, MD - Department of Internal Medicine, University of…
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Washtenaw PPE Donation Sites

Three Donations Sites: IHA, St. Joseph Mercy, and University of Michigan IHA will be accepting donations for the following unused items: N95 Masks Disposable Face Masks Disposable Gloves Disposable Gowns Eyewear Face Shields Location: IHA Central Office Domino's Farms - 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr, Lobby J, Suite 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Donation Hours: Monday-Friday,…
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WCMS Sends Letter Opposing S. 827

WCMS sent the following letter following discussion with local legislators at the May 2018 Legislative Meeting and approval from the WCMS Executive Council. ______________________________________________________________ June 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our opposition to Senate…
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WCMS Supports Expanding Access to Vaccines

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the April 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ April 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our support of expanding access…
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Washtenaw County Lyme Disease Summary Completed for 2016

Overview: 2016 marked the first year that Lyme Disease was definitively detected in Washtenaw County.   Evidence for the presence of Lyme transmission in Washtenaw County includes the following:  1.       Lyme infection was confirmed in an individual without travel outside of the county.  2.       A Washtenaw County chipmunk tested positive for the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi,…
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