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Addressing the behavioral health crisis in Michigan: Strategies for enhancing access and coverage

Michigan faces significant challenges in providing adequate behavioral health services, a crisis that has only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. A substantial portion of adults in Michigan suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders are not receiving necessary treatment. This is attributed to a lack of access to services, even for those with insurance coverage. Coverage varies significantly by the severity of conditions, from mild-to-moderate co …

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Healthcare IT interviews Erica Matti on the transformative potential of emergency medical data

Erica Matti of CHRT and Joshua Legler from the National Emergency Medical Services Information System’s (NEMSIS) Technical Assistance Center gave a session at HIMSS24 explaining the significance of accurate data in EMS for effective patient care. The session emphasized the indispensable role of emergency medical services (EMS) in providing valuable insights into social determinants of health (SDOH) and stressed the urgency of healthcare synergy. You can find it …

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CHRT begins four new projects focused on health equity, legislator education, and more

The Center for Health & Research Transformation (CHRT) is pleased to announce four new projects. Expanding community paramedicine and mobile integrated health in mid-Michigan This project, a collaborative initiative with Mobile Medical Response (MMR), aims to launch a community paramedicine program to address gaps in medical and social care within mid-Michigan communities.  CHRT’s role includes conducting environmental scans and needs analyses, developing a …

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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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"We need a statewide infrastructure that makes it easier to connect people to the services they need," says Sharon Kim, CHRT's director of health and social equity.

"Many don't know how to refer patients for support," says @Marurka. In CHRT's physician survey, we gave physicians a platform for sharing their experiences with social needs ...screenings and referrals, as well as their thoughts on what would help their teams advance the work.

"In evidence-based programs and equitable access," says Holly Teague, policy analyst at CHRT. "We still have a lot more work to do to ensure that resources are available in an ...equitable fashion such that those who need them most have reliable access.