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Michigan Radio: CHRT research cited in Michigan Radio story about the effects of long COVID on women

Michigan Radio cites CHRT’s study on the impact of long COVID on Michiganders in “Women may be experiencing more long COVID than men. We don’t know why.” The article by Kate Wells focuses on why women are more vulnerable to long COVID, and other diseases that disproportionately affect women, and how Michigan-based health systems are supporting individuals with long COVID.  “We …

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State of Reform: CHRT cited in State of Reform: long COVID’s effect on physical, mental, and financial health of Michiganders

State of Reform features CHRT’s research on the impact of long COVID in Michigan. According to the CDC, long COVID—also known as post-COVID—is when “people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 experience long-term effects from their infection.” CHRT classified long COVID in people “who have had COVID symptoms continue for weeks or even months after initial infection,” …

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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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Terrisca Des Jardins, CHRT’s executive director, joins the advisory board of the University of Michigan Griffith Leadership Center 

Terrisca Des Jardins, CHRT’s executive director, has been tapped to join GLC’s Advisory Board. Des Jardins says she looks forward to strengthening collaborations and synergies between the two centers. CHRT and the University of Michigan Griffith Leadership Center (GLC) share many interests. While CHRT improves public health by providing health and health care research, data analyses, and backbone support to …

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CHRT Rebecca Copeland Internship 

Holly Quivera Teague, MPH, a health behavior and health education graduate from the University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health (spring ’22), is the 2022 CHRT Rebecca Copeland Memorial Intern. She will join CHRT’s health policy team on June 1st, supporting a number of projects that address social needs to improve health and reduce health inequities. “Our approach to health …

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Welcome to CHRT, Lisa Jeun and Poonam Yadav

At CHRT, we’re always looking for new ways to improve our team. One of the ways we do this is by continuing to add experts, which is why we’re so excited to welcome two new members of our team—Lisa Jeun and Poonam Yadav. Lisa Jeun is an accountant at CHRT, responsible for managing all accounts payable and accounts receivable. She …

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Robyn Rontal presents policy solutions to support caregivers of individuals aging with physical disabilities

Robyn Rontal, JD, MHSA, presented at the 2022 NARRTC Conference and Annual Meeting: Resourcefulness, Resilience and Responsiveness: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Arlington, VA, April 27­–28, 2022. Rontal’s presentation focused on ways policymakers and decision leaders can better support unpaid family caregivers of individuals who are aging with physical disabilities. The current landscape of caregiver policy at …

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Senior project manager Deana Smith to lead roundtable at American Society of Aging Conference

CHRT’s senior project manager Deana Smith will lead a roundtable discussion at the American Society of Aging Conference, New Orleans, April 11-14, 2022. This conference is the largest multidisciplinary conference on aging in the U.S. This year’s theme is “Advancing Economic Security.” Smith’s presentation, titled “Translating community-based work to payers for sustainability,” will describe early accomplishments in efforts to form …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Bridge Michigan quotes Samantha Iovan on paramedics and insurance coverage.

Bridge Michigan quoted Samantha Iovan, health policy senior project manager at CHRT, in their recent article, “Home-visit programs save money, free ERs. Many insurers don’t cover them.” Paramedics do much more than taking patients to the ER. However, most medical insurances only cover trips to the ER. According to Iovan, that payment model fails to recognize 911 calls that can …

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