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Center for Disability Health and Wellness shares one-pager based on CHRT research

In 2021, CHRT researchers co-authored an article, published in the Annals of Family Medicine, studying annual wellness visit (AWV) use among people with disabilities before and after the Affordable Care Act. The article, written by Jaque King and Robyn Rontal from CHRT, broke down AWV use by gender, race, and other factors and shared the finding that people with disabilities …

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In The Media, Second Wave Media: CHRT study cited in Second Wave article on long COVID impact on Michiganders

As of May 2022, a CHRT study found that more than 700,000 Michiganders are living with long COVID, the lasting symptoms of COVID infection. Second Wave Media’s article “Researchers seek solutions for Michigan’s 700,000 COVID long haulers,” written by Estelle Slootmaker, cites CHRT’s research on long COVID and its impact on individuals, the state, and health care systems. The author …

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Four new projects focus on opioid settlement investments, integration, disability care, and behavioral health

The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) has taken on several new projects over the last few months. Opioid settlement investments In the first project, the Center for Health and Research Transformation will provide Michigan recipients of opioid settlement funds with information about evidence-based, evidence-informed, and promising practices to address the opioid epidemic. CHRT will conduct a comprehensive environmental scan of …

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What is accessibility and why does it matter?

At CHRT, we value equity and information access for all. To further align our practice with these values, our communication team recently increased its expertise in accessibility through WebAIM training, a robust online course offered by Utah State University. Here’s just some of what we learned.  Over 25 million people in the U.S. have a disability (visual, auditory, or cognitive) …

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Elderly during the Covid 19 Pandemic

MLive: MLive quotes Jaque King and Robyn Rontal on how the pandemic is galvanizing shifts in how we care for the elderly

MLive’s Julie Mack quotes Jaque King, lead healthcare analyst at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), and Robyn Rontal, CHRT’s policy analytics director, in “COVID-19 pandemic hit seniors hard. Could it lead to a rethinking of how we care for the elderly?” The article describes how the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light many chronic problems in the way our …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: “They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable; we should care for them” writes 2020 policy fellow Michelle Meade in Bridge

Michelle Meade, co-director of the Center for Disability Health and Wellness at U-M and one of CHRT’s 2020 health policy fellows, is in Bridge Magazine. “They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable; we should care for them,” writes Meade, referring to the caregivers who have shown up to support “the lives, health, and functioning of others” during the coronavirus pandemic and, …

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