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A new piece by CHRT staff, “Reforms needed after systemic flaws in nursing homes worsen COVID-19,” appears in this month’s BIFOCAL, a journal of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. The article by Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director, and Robyn Rontal, data analytics director, explores the need for systemic change in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportion …

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Tim Skubick of WLNS interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT for a segment about the recently released match pitch by Michigan-based sport coaches.  “It was quite a coup for the [Michigan] governor to sign up well-known sports personalities like Michigan State University basketball coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant to encourage the use of masks,” said Skubick. “If it was up to Marianne Udow-Phillips, the …

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The Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network, led by Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, awarded six grants totaling $150,000 for projects to improve economic mobility and address the impact of COVID-19 throughout the Midwest. The grant program aims to accelerate collaborative community-university projects that will leverage data and apply research to have real-world impact on economic mobility.  The Center for Health and Rese …

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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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#ABIMF2020 Such a privilege to participate in the ABIM forum on building trust and health equity! A critical topic and amazing participants! @CHRTumich

#ABIMF2020 Marcus and Denise highlight the tragedy and human cost of implicit bias. Grateful our Michigan Governor Whitmer is now requiring implicit bias training for licensure. ... @CHRTumich @GovWhitmer

Reflections on the ACA at 10: Marianne Udow-Phillips presents "the longview" on what the ACA has achieved in its first ten years. For details, read @umichsph Findings magazine ... @mudowp