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Center for Health and Research Transformation names Terrisca Des Jardins as incoming executive director

Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, currently the chief operating officer for the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO (POM ACO), has been selected to become the next executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), an independent nonprofit at the University of Michigan. Marianne Udow-Phillips, the founding executive director of CHRT, will retire at the end of the calendar …

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In The Media, The Guy Gordon Show: CHRT on WJR’s Guy Gordon Show: Findings from a study of Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home policy  

During the September 9 Guy Gordon Show on WJR Radio, CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips shared findings from the new CHRT report, Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing health in light of COVID-19.  In his introduction, Gordon recognizes CHRT’s emphasis on evidence-based findings in the report. “There’s a new study by the Center for Health and Research Transformation …

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In The Media, Michigan Advance: Michigan Advance features CHRT interim report on Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home hub strategy

In Michigan’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes fares better than national average, Michigan Advance writer Allison Donahue covers a recent CHRT study which found that the state is reporting fewer COVID-19-related deaths in nursing homes than the national average and that the state’s “hub” strategy has been effective. The CHRT report  — Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: In Crain’s Detroit: CHRT’s examination of Michigan’s nursing home hub strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis

In a September 8 article Report: Smaller percentage of nursing home residents died of COVID-19 in Michigan than national average, Crains health care writer Jay Greene talks with CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips about CHRT’s examination of the state of Michigan’s nursing home “hub” strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “We collectively believe that the state’s strategy was …

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In The Media, Michigan Radio: CHRT on Michigan Radio: More changes needed for Michigan’s COVID-19 response in nursing homes

In New report suggests more changes needed for Michigan’s COVID-19 response in nursing homes, Michigan Radio journalist Will Callan talks with CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips about a CHRT report published in September, 2020 that examines “how Michigan’s health department could better manage COVID-19 in nursing homes.” The report, Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing health in light …

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MDHHS shares CHRT’s key analytic findings, recommendations for keeping nursing home residents safe in light of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) created regional nursing home hubs with the goal of more safely handling COVID-19 patient discharges from hospitals. MDHHS asked CHRT to evaluate the regional nursing home hub approach and to recommend additional strategies to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19. A September 1 …

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In The Media, WLNS: Use local doctors to promote mask use says Marianne Udow-Phillips in WLNS interview with Tim Skubick

Tim Skubick of WLNS interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT, for a segment about the recently released mask-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 …

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In The Media, Michigan Radio: About half of Michiganders trust Whitmer, Fauci for COVID info; 27 percent trust Trump reports Michigan Radio

Kate Wells, reporting for Michigan Radio, interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips for a segment on where Michiganders get COVID-19 information and which sources they trust most and least. “I think the experience we’re seeing in the field, where people aren’t always wearing masks or where you see gatherings–is reflected in this data,” says Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health …

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In The Media, MLive: Coronavirus contact tracing faces increasing challenges as some Michigan residents are reluctant to participate

“Almost a third of Michigan residents would not be comfortable participating in contract tracing linked to cases of coronavirus, according to a new survey released this week by the University of Michigan,” writes Julie Mack for MLive. Mack is referring to a new report that shares findings from the latest Cover Michigan Survey by CHRT and the University of Michigan …

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In The Media, MLive: Cover Michigan Survey featured in MLive: Whitmer, Fauci among Michigan’s most-trusted sources on coronavirus

“Dr. Anthony Fauci and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are the biggest sources of coronavirus information for Michigan residents and also among the most trusted sources, according to a new survey released today by University of Michigan,” writes Julie Mack for MLive. Mack is referring to a new brief, published by CHRT and the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the …

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