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For individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI)—a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that interferes with or limits major life activities—the COVID-19 pandemic may present a particular threat. To slow the spread of infection among this population, behavioral health providers and community-based health centers, including federally-qualified health centers, may want to communicate with their clients, as well as their clients’ c …

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“By multiple measures, COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan,” writes Julie Mack in an MLive story that examines the causes. Mack reports that “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10% of the state’s confirmed cases. That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Looking at why Michigan has such a high coronavirus death rate is “really quite important, so we can have the best informed strategy” going forward, Marianne Ud …

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CHRT News

In this 25-minute webinar by Karin Teske, a senior analyst for research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), viewers will learn about the rapid advance of telehealth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teske shares telehealth use and uptake data from before the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers a glimpse of what’s changed since March 2020. She reviews new policies governing the provision of teleheal …

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From health care to health

This past year, as we reflected on our first decade, we took a close look at our history, our expanded portfolio, and our evolution as an organization, and decided it was time to change our name from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation to the Center for Health and Research Transformation. Our acronym, pronounced “chart,” remains the same—as does our longstanding commitment to improving the health of people and communities…

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Udow-Phillips in MLive: Why #Michigan's #COVID-19 death rate is so high and where we need to take COVID-19 interventions to protect the most vulnerable populations ... https://chrt.org/news/9703/ @mudowp @MLive

Marianne Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine on ways to battle COVID-19 in our state's vulnerable nursing homes ... https://chrt.org/news/marianne-udow-phillips-in-bridge-magazine-on-ways-to-battle-covid-19-in-our-states-vulnerable-nursing-homes/