Healthy Aging

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In The Media, PolitiFact: No evidence of transmission between COVID-19 patients in nursing homes

On March 12, 2021, PolitiFact reported on the criticism surrounding Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s nursing home COVID-19 policies. Clara Hendrickson and Kristen Jordan Shamus reported that under Gov. Whitmer’s administration’s policies, elderly patients with COVID-19 were released back to their long-term care facilities or to nursing home hubs designated for COVID-19 patients. The Michigan Republican Party has said that this …

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Bloomberg: Bloomberg cites CHRT’s nursing home policy research; argues that criticism of the Whitmer Administration is unfounded

In a Bloomberg News article, Republicans Seize on Nursing-Home Deaths to Weaken Democrats, David Welch and Gabrielle Coppola quote Marianne Udow-Phillips discussing the Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) recent research on Michigan’s nursing-home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan Republicans have asked the state’s attorney general to investigate how Governor Gretchen Whitmer handled nursing home policy during the early stages …

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Webinar: CHRT Policy Analytics Director Robyn Rontal offers webinar on policy solutions to support family caregivers

In this hour-long webinar by Policy Analytics Director Robyn Rontal, viewers will learn about the current state of informal and family caregiving in the U.S., factors that impact caregiver stress, and a variety of policy solutions to support family caregivers. Rontal discusses the prevalence of family caregiving and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on caregivers and families. She presents …

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CHRT Health Policy Fellow Mark Peterson argues for more support for adults with cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities

Dr. Mark Peterson, one of CHRT’s 2019 health policy fellows, is in Mayo Clinic Proceedings with “Cerebral palsy grows up,” arguing that more support is required for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) and other childhood-onset disabilities as they grow up. The population of adults with childhood onset disabilities has increased significantly, writes Peterson. While there is very little research on …

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In The Media, Lansing State Journal: Riba and Adams op-ed: Four ways Michigan providers can prepare to serve aging veterans

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of the need for aging veterans’ healthcare. The situation has become more serious as many aging veterans have put off getting medical and mental health treatment because of the pandemic. A recent assessment was conducted to determine the number of health and mental healthcare specialists in Michigan who are qualified to offer the veterans …

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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, Crain’s healthcare 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 appropriate …

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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 a 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 …

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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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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine: Here’s what Michigan nursing homes that escaped coronavirus did right

Nursing homes that escaped the virus “took COVID-19 very seriously from day one,” Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, tells Patricia Anstett in “Here’s what Michigan nursing homes that escaped coronavirus did right.” Anstett’s Bridge Magazine story focuses on the practices these facilities employed to protect their residents from the pandemic. “Consumers and their families need to ask assisted living …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Marianne Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine on ways to battle COVID-19 in our state’s vulnerable nursing homes

In “Michigan nursing homes linked to 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths. Tally will grow,” a Bridge Magazine story, Marianne Udow-Phillips describes one practice that Michigan could employ to battle COVID-19 in our state’s highly vulnerable nursing homes. State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, in Michigan, has argued the state can’t protect nursing home residents with limited information. He has asked …

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