Improving the Health of People and Communities

Recent work in health research, policy, and practice


The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented expansion of telehealth in Michigan and across the United States. Telehealth expansion was due, in large part, to a series of pandemic-related policy changes, such as the expansion of insurance coverage for telehealth and the loosening of telehealth delivery restrictions. These new policies allowed patients greater access to remote care to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus and had far re …

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Paramedics do much more than taking patients to the ER. However, most medical insurances cover only for trips to the ER. According to CHRT’s analyst Samantha Iovan, the insurance payment model fails to recognize a small, but consistent, slice of 911 calls that can be safely treated in a patient’s home. And because community paramedics spend more time in a patient’s home, they are often able to identify other forms of social assistance t …

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At CHRT, we value equity and information access for all. To further align our practice with these values, our communication team recently increased its expertise in accessibility through WebAIM training, a robust online course offered by Utah State University. Here’s just some of what we learned.  Over 25 million people in the U.S. have a disability (visual, auditory, or cognitive) that impacts their use of computers and the internet. T …

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