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Recent work in health research, policy, and practice


Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program, the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP), has provided health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders since its launch in April 2014. In 2019, a work requirements bill was passed, requiring HMP enrollees to report a minimum of 80 hours of work per month to keep their insurance benefits. In order to reduce the number of people who might lose coverage unnecessarily, MDHHS developed a robust …

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Michigan Radio cites CHRT’s study on the impact of long COVID on Michiganders in “Women may be experiencing more long COVID than men. We don’t know why.” The article by Kate Wells focuses on why women are more vulnerable to long COVID, and other diseases that disproportionately affect women, and how Michigan-based health systems are supporting individuals with long COVID.  “We could possibly approach a million, and even higher …

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This spring, CHRT packed up and moved just a couple of miles down the street, still on Plymouth Road, to Arbor Lakes near the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), a hub for translational research. At Arbor Lakes, CHRT is joining many other University of Michigan centers and institutes in a warm and welcoming complex of brick buildings with abundant natural light and landscaping. While staff will miss CHRT’s old h …

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A year like no other

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHRT staff quickly pivoted to provide rapid support to policymakers, providers, and those serving on the frontlines of the pandemic…

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CHRT's study, published in @JAMAHealthForum, shows that clear language and human-centered design can help #Medicaid enrollees keep their coverage:

Important new working paper by SBE #COVID Consortium member Bruce Weinberg and colleagues explores #discrepancies in COVID-related job losses by race, age, education, gender, ...occupation type, and other factors.

Thank you @umich for the shout about this important #COVID19 study. About 700,00 Michiganders might suffer from long COVID and women are four times more likely to have it.