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Click on Detroit, In The Media: What the potential Beaumont-Advocate Aurora merger could mean for Detroit patients, employees

Beaumont announced it is in merger talks with Advocate Aurora Health, a major health care system in other parts of the Midwest says Hank Winchester, reporting for Click on Detroit.  In the segment, Winchester interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation. Udow-Phillips describes how the merger could impact patient care and quality in …

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What COVID-19 teaches us about health and human services integration by Melissa Riba

Melissa Riba, Director of Research and Evaluation For much of the last year, CHRT has been working with The Kresge Foundation and other national partners to better understand and advance the concept of health and human services integration. At CHRT, we are focusing our health and research transformation lens and our expertise in systems change to learn about the challenges …

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In The Media, MLive: Why is Michigan’s coronavirus death rate so high? Udow-Phillips explains in MLive

“By multiple measures, coronavirus COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan” reports Julie Mack in a recent MLive story. “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10 percent of the state’s confirmed cases,” writes Mack. “That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Mack interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation, for perspective.  It’s likely …

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In The Media, MLive: Udow-Phillips in MLive: Where we need to take COVID-19 interventions to protect vulnerable populations

“By multiple measures, COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan,” writes Julie Mack in an MLive story that examines the causes. Mack reports that “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10% of the state’s confirmed cases. That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Looking at why Michigan has such a high coronavirus death rate is “really quite important, so we …

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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. The disclosure of death counts by nursing homes should be a trigger for further action, Udow-Phillips told Bridge reporters. She went on to …

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In The Media, NPR Marketplace: Udow-Phillips on Marketplace Morning Report: Why patients are putting off health care, even when they need it

Marianne Udow-Phillips is cited in a Marketplace Morning Report segment, “It’s safe to see your doctor, ailing health-care industry tells prospective patients.” The story focuses on what health care providers are doing to encourage clients to return for needed treatments. “But even with reassurances, people across the country are putting off routine care,” says NPR Reporter Erika Beres. “Childhood vaccination …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Michigan’s independent doctors are facing new hardships during coronavirus pandemic: Udow-Phillips explains

The novel coronavirus is not only causing massive stress on hospital systems, but it is also threatening the existence of independent practices in Michigan. Ted Roelofs, in his latest story for Bridge Magazine, shares that as cases started to increase, and social distancing rules were implemented in March, private practices saw a dramatic decline in patients and revenue.  With this …

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In The Media, MLive: In MLive, Udow Phillips explores Michigan’s approach to reopening the economy: Slow, steady and safe

CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses the uncertainties surrounding reopening Michigan’s economy in MLive story. As Governor Whitmer and a 29-person Economic Recovery Council roll out a plan for restarting Michigan’s economy, the emphasis is on caution and flexibility. In a May 6 article, MLive’s Malachi Barrett explores the public health, regional, and economic factors that go into decision-making about …

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COVID-19 has transformed health and behavioral health care delivery through telehealth, but does everyone have access?

In this 25-minute webinar by Karin Teske, a senior analyst for research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), viewers will learn about the rapid advance of telehealth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teske shares telehealth use and uptake data from before the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers a glimpse of what’s changed since March …

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Innovative strategies for protecting low-income communities from COVID-19

In this 10-minute webinar by Samantha Iovan, a senior analyst for health and human services at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), viewers will learn about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on low-income communities, including homeless populations residing in aggregate housing facilities. Iovan shares innovative strategies to protect these populations that have emerged in communities across the country, …

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