Improving the Health of People and Communities

Recent work in health research, policy, and practice


In a new book chapter for Springer’s Handbook Integrated Care (2021), CHRT’s executive director, Terrisca Des Jardins, communicates the history of ACOs and how they are being studied not only for improving the U.S. healthcare system, but as a model for other countries. The chapter, “Innovative Payment and Care Delivery Models: Accountable Care Organizations in the USA,” also includes future potential areas of consideration, such as the …

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Bridge Magazine’s Robin Erb and Makayla Coffee quote Melissa Riba, director of research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), in “Costs rising for Michigan COVID care with return of deductibles, copays.” The story discusses an upcoming shift in patient cost burden for COVID-related illnesses—costs that have largely been waived by Michigan’s largest insurers for more than a year, ensuring that patien …

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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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CHRT’s @rebameli quoted by @HealthBridgeMI for @BridgeMichigan on how reinstating patient care costs for #COVID19 signals a move away from incentives toward penalties for ... non-vaccinated Michiganders. Learn more about upcoming changes:

CHRT’s health and human services integration model, EVOLVE, is flexible and fluid and can be applied to all levels of planning, from design through implementation. Read about it ... below. Thanks to @kresgehealth @kresgehumansvcs, @samanthaiovan, and @mudowp

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