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Support for behavioral health care providers is crucial, especially considering the significant stress and burnout they have experienced prior to and during the pandemic. To understand how to better support behavioral health care providers during public health emergencies, this study explores three topics.  Burnout  While the literature is limited, studies suggests that burnout can affect physical and mental health for ma …

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Marissa Rurka, a project manager on CHRT’s research and evaluation team, joined Phil Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, and Gerry Brisson, president and CEO of  the Gleaners Community Food Bank, for a conversation about how Michigan physicians screen patients for food insecurity, and what happens next. The Food First Michigan podcast (episode 91) is available online. During CHRT’s most recent statewide surv …

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We are pleased to announce that Robyn Rontal is the new interim executive director of CHRT. We at CHRT are excited to have her lead the organization. For over two years, Terrisca Des Jardins has led CHRT as executive director–advancing CHRT’s portfolio and impact, maturing CHRT’s fiscal and operational strength, and realizing significant advancements in diversity, equity, and inclusion. On February 1, Robyn Rontal, policy analytics dire …

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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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Next month CHRT staff @ribameli and @Marurka will present Serving those Aging with a Long-Term Physical Disability during the COVID-19 Pandemic at a webinar hosted by the IDEAL ...Rehabilitation Research Training Center.



While some policy changes have been implemented, behavioral health workers would benefit from an expansion of telehealth programs and organizational measures to address BHW ...burnout. Read more in our brief below: