Jaye Clement is the Director of Community Health Programs and Strategies with the Office of Community Health, Equity and Wellness at Henry Ford Health in Detroit. She is responsible for aligning the System’s commitment to its communities by engaging new and existing partners around issues of community health and managing metrics and data sets to continuously improve strategies that contribute to engagement and community health improvement. She serves as a health care advocate and liaison to external audiences, including community, civic and faith-based organizations, volunteers and other key publics. Besides working to align the HFH Community Health Needs Assessment and the corresponding Implementation Plans for each of its 5 hospitals, Jaye also staffs the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force and holds administrative oversight for their nationally-recognized and award-winning Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Detroit program. Jaye helps staff the health system’s community health steering committee, Community Health ANchor Council Enterprise-wide (CHANCE). CHANCE aims to improve social and environmental factors affecting the health of our communities with the ultimate goals of reducing unnecessary care, cost and suffering, and promoting equity, community well-being and sustainability as core principles of healthy communities. Jaye also directs the Community Health Worker Hub for the health system, which is responsible for the integration and deployment of CHWs throughout the organization for the purpose of promoting a culture of wellness through enhanced care coordination that simultaneously addresses clinical factors and social determinants of health, ensuring CHWs are a valued part of the healthcare workforce, and taking a population-based approach to extend care beyond hospital walls.
Jaye earned her MPH in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and her MPP from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, both in 2005. Her experiences range from working in major health systems, nonprofits and local government as her career is dedicated to community health, advocacy and the pursuit of health equity. In 2017, she completed a three-year fellowship in the inaugural class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. She also serves as chairperson on the board of directors for the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance, is an advisory board member for Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association and was recently elected as the first public member of the American College of Nurse Midwives’ board of directors. Jaye is a mother of two boys, wife and life-long Detroiter.