Our Growth and Evolution
Kent County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) specifies the development of a community healthcare “hub.”
Six month community planning process for “hub” (later named Health Net of West Michigan) begins.
Health Net of West Michigan is formed by re-purposing Kent Health Plan’s 501(c)(3) status to form a new organization.
Kent Health Plan carries over its “Plan B” coverage, renamed WellNet, as well as the health education curriculum, and incorporates programs from First Steps Kent including: Kent County Oral Health Coalition (KCOHC), FitKids360, and Community Healthcare Access Program (CHAP).
Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) receives MI-CHAP award from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to replicate the pediatric CHAP model in eight additional sites. Health Net provides technical assistance leadership.
The Senior Dental Program pilot begins with the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan with funding through the Kent County Senior Millage.
Tobacco Free Partners is welcomed to Health Net as Tobacco Free Network.
The Kent County Oral Health Coalition is awarded the Oral Health 2020 grant from the DentaQuest Foundation.
Health Net, along with Asthma Network of West Michigan, Spectrum Health/ Priority Health, and Healthy Homes Coalition begins feasibility study for Pay for Success model.
Coordinated Health Impact Alliance (CHIA), led by Health Net, begins.
WellNet program is discontinued due to lack of sustainable funding and a need to focus intently on our core mission.
FitKids360 hosts its 100th class, including classes taught in Spanish and for teens.
Health Net integrates First Steps Kent’s Welcome Home Baby program into its case management work.
Health education program is phased out and core model of patient empowerment is further integrated into case management work.
Health Net is invited to join Invest Health initiative, to co-lead the healthy housing domain.
Health Net is the only organization in Michigan to be awarded the $4.51 million Accountable Health Communities (AHC) cooperative agreement through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This funding will expand our capacity as Kent County’s bridge organization over the next five years.
Tobacco Free Network transitions to the Kent County Health Department.