Improving the Health of People and Communities

Recent work in health research, policy, and practice


Between March 19, 2021 and April 1, 2021, CHRT fielded a supplement to its regular Cover Michigan Survey—a representative survey of Michigan adults—to better understand who isn’t getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and the reasons for their vaccine hesitancy, delay, and avoidance. Who isn’t getting vaccinated against COVID-19? Only 20 percent of Latinx/Hispanic residents reported having received at least one dose of vaccine.  Only …

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In a new piece published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, “Predictive Model-Driven Hotspotting to Decrease Emergency Department Visits: a Randomized Controlled Trial”, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) staff report the results of the largest randomized trial examining the effects of case management on emergency department (ED) use. The study was conducted by faculty and staff from Northeastern University, …

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The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) has taken on several new projects. The three most recent projects include research on innovative financing models for supportive housing, a pilot for a peer support program for those struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and an analysis of Huron Valley Ambulance’s Community Paramedicine program. For the first project, CHRT is conducting research, funded by the Michigan Dep …

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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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Even with available #covid19 vaccines, some Michiganders still don’t have their shots. But who? And why? And where do we go from here? Learn about #disparities in #vaccine rates,... and next steps in our report by @Marurka, @ribameli, and Karin Teske.

The hidden cost of unpaid caregiving: The case for supporting unpaid caregivers across the state of Michigan

Seniors who report feeling lonely or socially isolated have a 45% greater risk of mortality, according to policy brief from @CHRTumich's Robyn Rontal. These are also serious health... concerns for people w/ #disabilities, exacerbated by #COVID19 @AARP