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Only 6.7 percent of Michigan health care and mental health providers are fully prepared to serve Michigan’s aging veteran population according to a new report by the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. This finding is based on CHRT’s statewide assessment of the readiness and capacity of Michigan health care providers to serve older Veterans. The readiness criteria are based on the definiti …

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In a November Bridge Michigan opinion article, To protect all Michiganders, maintain access to clean water, Marianne Udow-Phillips writes about the relationship between access to clean water and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “On March 28, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an emergency order requiring the reconnection of service to residents who had their water shut off. The Governor then extended this order in July to stop water …

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Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, currently the chief operating officer for the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO (POM ACO), has been selected to become the next executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), an independent nonprofit at the University of Michigan. Marianne Udow-Phillips, the founding executive director of CHRT, will retire at the end of the calendar year, allowing for seamless transition …

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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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#Michigan's #Health and #mentalhealth providers need more training and support to serve the state's aging #veterans when and where they need services. ... #VeteransDay @UM_IHPI @umichmedicine @VAAnnArbor @ribameli @mihealthfund

Access to clean, safe water is essential for health and basic sanitation. The League supports SB 241, introduced by Sen. @stephanielily, which would make sure Michiganders' water ... is not shut off while we battle COVID-19. @BridgeMichigan @mudowp @CHRTumich

How can we better serve those who served our country? Only 6.7% of Michigan providers are fully prepared to care for Michigan's older veterans, according to this new study from ... @CHRTumich: #VeteransDay