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The federal application process to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Michigan opened on December 29, 2020 and will close on March 1, 2021. What is a CCBHC? And why might you want to apply to become a CCBHC in MI before that March 1 deadline?  The bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act of 2009, which was introduced by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), increased federal and financial support for hi …

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From February 2020 to May 2020, there was a 46 percent increase in uninsured Michiganders due to residents losing their jobs during the early days of the pandemic. This means about 834,000 Michiganders newly found themselves without insurance. Via executive order, President Biden enabled the federal government to reopen theACA  Health Insurance Marketplace for a special enrollment period from February 15th-May 15th “for those who d …

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There are significant disparities in U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths, but the underlying mechanism of these disparities remains unknown, says Health Policy Fellow Dr. Renuka Tipirneni. Tipirneni is coauthor of a cross-sectional study, published this month in JAMA Open, on the social and demographic factors most closely associated with COVID-19 incidence and death. In this study, Dr. Tipirneni and coauthors investigated associations betwe …

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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…

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