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“Trust in public health is essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” write Marianne Udow-Phillips and Paula Lantz in a new Journal of Hospital Medicine Perspectives piece.  With more than two million cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date, no vaccine, and few treatments, the need for public health measures to reduce death and disease could not be more important. But proven public health interventions that are containing COVID-19 ou …

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“By multiple measures, COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan,” writes Julie Mack in an MLive story that examines the causes. Mack reports that “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10% of the state’s confirmed cases. That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Looking at why Michigan has such a high coronavirus death rate is “really quite important, so we can have the best informed strategy” going forward, Marianne Ud …

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In this 25-minute webinar by Karin Teske, a senior analyst for research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), viewers will learn about the rapid advance of telehealth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teske shares telehealth use and uptake data from before the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers a glimpse of what’s changed since March 2020. She reviews new policies governing the provision of teleheal …

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This past year, as we reflected on our first decade, we took a close look at our history, our expanded portfolio, and our evolution as an organization, and decided it was time to change our name from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation to the Center for Health and Research Transformation. Our acronym, pronounced “chart,” remains the same—as does our longstanding commitment to improving the health of people and communities…

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Last thing? I’m so happy that I get to be in the same piece as my co- @CHRTumich fellow Lisa Peacock! Please do not make more work for her and all the other local health ... department professionals. Be safe this weekend!

“Trust in public health is essential amid the #COVID19 pandemic,” write Ford School Associate Dean @paulalantz and Lecturer Marianne Udow-Phillips (@mudowp) in a @JHospMedicine... Perspectives piece.

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CRC has a tremendous report in this very topic. Well worth a read. Can you all repost?