About CHRT

Current Projects

In addition to CHRT’s cornerstone programs–the health policy fellowship, the Washtenaw Health Initiative, and the physician and consumer surveys–CHRT regularly manages mission-relevant research, demonstration, and educational projects with funding from public sector partners, as well as paid consulting projects for public and private sector clients.

Healthy Aging

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Improving healthcare access, quality, and outcomes among people aging with disability

Client(s): National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation
Need: People with disabilities are one of the largest and most underserved subpopulations in the United States. This group experiences higher prevalence, incidence, and burden of disease as well as shorter survival and differences in access to, quality…
CHRT's Role: CHRT is working with UM's Center for Disability Health and Wellness to establish a national training center on healthy aging for people with physical disabilities. Over the five-year grant period, the center will develop and promote evidence-based interventions and will act as a national resource center for stakeholders,…
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Expansion of Home Nutrition+ integrated network infrastructure

Client(s): Vital Seniors Initiative Grantees, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Need: Several national studies have demonstrated a return on investment for nutrition programs. Specifically, a Commonwealth Fund review identified multiple papers that provide strong evidence that medically tailored meals (MTM) improve outcomes and…
CHRT's Role: CHRT will provide backbone support to the community integrated network, helping network members develop strategic objectives with existing partners, develop the governance structure to support expansion, set up the appropriate legal agreements, engage with community-based organizations beyond Washtenaw County, and develop…
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Strategic planning for long-term care and MI Health Link’s transition to an integrated D-SNP

Client(s): Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Need: In 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) engaged CHRT in preliminary preparation for strategic planning activities around long-term services and supports (LTSS). MDHHS asked CHRT to facilitate a comprehensive process…
CHRT's Role: For this project, CHRT will conduct and analyze interviews with 16 advocacy groups, service providers, and other stakeholders to inform MDHHS’s LTSS strategic plan. CHRT will organize a meeting with MDHHS’ Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration (BPHASA) leadership and LTSS program leads to…
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