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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

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being advised by the former director of the state welfare department to use someone else to promote the mask use, instead of choosing sports icons. Tim Skubick of WLNS interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), for a segment about the recently released mask pitch by Michigan-based sports …

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In The Media, Michigan Radio: About half of Michiganders trust Whitmer, Faucic; 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 contact 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 University …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: CHRT and DHLS in Crain’s: The public trusts health care providers, but they aren’t getting enough information from them

“People trust health care providers, public health officials, and Governor (Gretchen) Whitmer more than many other sources when it comes to communicating important messages about COVID-19,” says Melissa Riba, CHRT’s director of research and evaluation, in a new Crain’s Detroit Business article by senior health care journalist Jay Greene. “But an overwhelming majority (74 percent) of respondents to the survey …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: CHRT and DHLS in Crain’s Detroit: Two-thirds of Michiganders support contact tracing, cite privacy concerns

“More than two-thirds of Michiganders in a new survey said they would be willing to participate in COVID-19 contact tracing activities that include sharing personal information, people they came into contact with, or reporting symptoms to state or local health departments,” writes Jay Greene for Crain’s Detroit. “But about half of respondents expressed concerns about the privacy of their personal …

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In The Media, Lansing State Journal: Iovan in Lansing State Journal: Lost health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are your options

“You’re living during an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, and you just lost your employer-sponsored health insurance. What do you do?” writes Kristan Obeng in today’s Lansing State Journal. Obeng quotes Samantha Iovan, a senior analyst at CHRT, in her guidance for Michiganders. “We are fortunate we have expanded Medicaid coverage in our state,” says Iovan, who believes many Michiganders who lose …

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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: “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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U-M awards grants to six projects, including one from CHRT, that address poverty, impact of COVID-19 across Midwest

The Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network, led by Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, awarded six grants totaling $150,000 for projects to improve economic mobility and address the impact of COVID-19 throughout the Midwest. The grant program aims to accelerate collaborative community-university projects that will leverage data and apply research to have real-world impact on economic mobility.  The Center …

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