Detroit Health Department 2018 Year In Review

From Joneigh S.Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, Director and Health Officer:

I am excited to present the Detroit Health Department’s 2018 Annual Report. 2018 was truly a remarkable year for our organization. What I am most proud of is the fact that we, more than ever, have focused our attention on people—making sure more individuals and families accessed our services, and incorporating residents’ voices into our planning efforts. We launched our first ever Community Health Assessment and Improvement Process with residents across the city, engaging almost 2,000 people to learn about their public health priorities and collaborating with the many community organizations that make our public health system strong. We also implemented several on-the-ground outreach strategies— literally going door-to-door to homes, connecting people to critical services, such as lead tests, health services, and housing support. As you will read in this report, our team has worked hard to address some of the city’s most urgent health needs in new and innovative ways. I am incredibly proud of our progress thus far and honored to continue Detroit’s rich legacy of excellence in public health.