Improving the Health of People and Communities

Recent work in health research, policy, and practice


Persons with disabilities often face challenges accessing healthcare, despite having increased health needs. Annual wellness visits (AWV) and other preventive care may increase the overall health of persons with disabilities, but they can be unaffordable when they require out-of-pocket copays. One purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to improve  health outcomes and use of preventive services among all …

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Bridge Michigan’s Robin Erb and Makayla Coffee quote Melissa Riba, director of research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), in “Costs rising for Michigan COVID care with return of deductibles, copays.” The story discusses an upcoming shift in patient cost burden for COVID-related illnesses—costs that have largely been waived by Michigan’s largest insurers for more than a year, ensuring that patien …

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The Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan has received grants from the federal Administration for Community Living and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to expand and enhance a local collaborative that provides medically tailored meals, and referrals to home and community-based services, to vulnerable seniors and individuals with disabilities.  In 2019, with funding from the Glacier Hills Lega …

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In 2019, CHRT staff engaged in a year-long strategic planning process, during which we reflected on the health policy and practice challenges we have addressed over the last several years and the impact we’ve had, and wish to have, in a range of areas including affordable care, behavioral health, healthy aging, and integration. To achieve this mission, we established three goals…

Health research outcomes, analyses, and projects in our 2019 annual report.

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We will support four regional initiatives participating in the Health Equity Project: @GrFlintHealthCo, @WashtenawHI, the Jackson Collaborative Network, and the community ... integrated health network in Kent County to reduce #HealthDisparities.

CHRT’s @rebameli quoted by @HealthBridgeMI for @BridgeMichigan on how reinstating patient care costs for #COVID19 signals a move away from incentives toward penalties for ... non-vaccinated Michiganders. Learn more about upcoming changes:

CHRT’s health and human services integration model, EVOLVE, is flexible and fluid and can be applied to all levels of planning, from design through implementation. Read about it ... below. Thanks to @kresgehealth @kresgehumansvcs, @samanthaiovan, and @mudowp