Insure Detroit Project Overview
What is Insure Detroit?
Insure Detroit is a partnership under the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC) was formed between faculty at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health and eight community-based organizations in Michigan to address health insurance literacy and health care navigation challenges with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A Steering Committee was formed that includes members from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health, Latino Family Services, Mercy Primary Care Center, Covenant Community Health, Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS), Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Michigan Department of Community Health, Enroll America, and Michigan Primary Care Association. This partnership was funded by the National Institute for Health Care Reform.
This partnership is currently developing an evaluating a web-based behavioral intervention to increase confidence and capacity around the acquisition, maintenance, and use of health insurance, and to provide more culturally responsive approaches to understanding the health care law. The intervention will be evaluated over the course of 6 and 9 months at 4 federally qualified health centers and social service agencies: the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Community Health and Social Services (CHASS), Mercy Primary Care Center, and Covenant Community Care.