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Fellowship Alum Spotlight: Romesh Nalliah

In 2018, Romesh Nalliah participated in CHRT’s Health Policy Fellowship. Now the associate dean for patient services and clinical professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Romesh spoke with us about what he’s working on now and how his time at CHRT impacted his career. What are you working on now? Leading up to 2020, my …

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Heallthcare IT News: Healthcare IT interviews Erica Matti on the transformative potential of emergency medical data

Erica Matti of CHRT and Joshua Legler from the National Emergency Medical Services Information System’s (NEMSIS) Technical Assistance Center gave a session at HIMSS24 explaining the significance of accurate data in EMS for effective patient care. The session emphasized the indispensable role of emergency medical services (EMS) in providing valuable insights into social determinants of health (SDOH) and stressed the …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: In the news: Maximizing opioid settlement funds for substance use recovery

A new article, Michigan needs coordination, collaboration spending opioid funds, highlights CHRT’s mixed methods research on opportunities to speed substance use recovery through opioid settlement fund investments. In Gaps and opportunities for substance use recovery: Considerations for spending opioid settlement funds, CHRT highlights guidance from the state’s recovery support providers, including many with lived substance use recovery experience, about ways …

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Developing Community Paramedicine programs in underserved regions across Michigan

CHRT begins four new projects focused on health equity, legislator education, and more

The Center for Health & Research Transformation (CHRT) is pleased to announce four new projects. Expanding community paramedicine and mobile integrated health in mid-Michigan This project, a collaborative initiative with Mobile Medical Response (MMR), aims to launch a community paramedicine program to address gaps in medical and social care within mid-Michigan communities.  CHRT’s role includes conducting environmental scans and needs …

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CHRT is pleased to welcome the 2024 Health Policy Fellowship cohort  

The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 2024 Health Policy Fellowship cohort.  More than 125 health researchers, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders have completed the fellowship since its launch in 2012. Many fellowship alumni occupy influential roles as policymakers and leaders across Michigan.  The 2024 fellowship cohort will include: Chelsea …

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Instructor speaking to a class of fellowship students

Announcing the 2024 Health Policy Fellowship cohort  

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Health Policy Fellowship cohort.  More than 125 health researchers, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders have completed the fellowship since its launch in 2012. Many fellowship alumni occupy influential roles as policymakers and leaders across Michigan.  The 2024 fellowship cohort will include: Chelsea Alcock, Legislative Assistant, 52nd District, Michigan House of Representatives Dr. Frank Conyers, …

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Nancy Baum, systemic and policy analysis team lead

Providing decision makers with evidence: A Q&A with CHRT’s health policy team lead

CHRT’s health policy team evaluates laws, regulations and policies, as well as decisions and actions of leaders in public health, healthcare payers and providers, for their impact on population health. The team analyzes and recommends evidence-based policies designed to improve the health of people and communities, and responds to the needs and interests of a broad range of stakeholders.  We …

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Joshua Traylor

A Q&A with CHRT’s new Executive Director, Joshua Traylor

Joshua Traylor joined CHRT as executive director on November 1. We sat down with him to learn more about him, his background, and his plans for CHRT. What interested you in joining CHRT as ED? I was born and raised in Washtenaw County so when the CHRT opportunity was posted, a few people from Michigan brought it to my attention. …

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The important role of human-centered design in healthcare 

By: Kimberly Snodgrass, Cleoniki Kesidis In 2023, with Medicaid renewals at the forefront of state health and human service department operations, we’re thinking a lot about how to create easy-to-use systems that allow people to demonstrate their eligibility for Medicaid. Without easy-to-use systems, many are losing Medicaid insurance for administrative or procedural reasons–even if they remain eligible. Data shows that …

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Melissa Riba

How CHRT’s program evaluation team helps organizations create successful, sustainable programs

CHRT’s program evaluation team works with stakeholders to design, analyze, synthesize, and report on evaluations. They aim to improve programs by assessing progress, demonstrating impact, and developing lessons learned. We sat down with Melissa Riba, the program evaluation team lead, to learn more about the team’s projects, purpose, and intended impact. What are some of the challenges CHRT’s program evaluation …

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