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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: PPE supply shortages aren’t helped by halting abortions writes Dr. Jen Villavicencio

“On any given day, I deliver babies, screen for cancer, provide urgent consultation in emergency rooms, perform complex surgeries and provide abortion care,” writes Jen Villavicencio, a Michigan Medicine OB-GYN and CHRT Health Policy Fellow, in a Bridge Magazine op-ed that responds to calls to shut down abortion clinics to preserve personal protection equipment. “As a board-certified OB-GYN, I know …

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In The Media, Petoskey News Review: Public Health Work has Never Been More Important

“In the world of public health, so many of our days are spent working behind the scenes — preventing disease, protecting health and the environment, preparing for disasters — that we often say the best outcome is one that is invisible,” writes Lisa Peacock, a CHRT Health Policy Fellow and a Health Officer for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. …

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Nancy Baum on what backbone organizations do, and why they matter

At CHRT, we devote much of our time to policy analysis, research and evaluation, and project management.  More recently, as our emphasis on collective impact has grown, CHRT is expanding our role as a backbone organization. So what does it mean to be a backbone organization, and why does it matter? One way to conceptualize a backbone organization is that …

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CGTN, In The Media: Udow-Phillips offers perspective as China Global Television examines U.S. health system amid coronavirus

Lending context to China Global Television Network’s scrutiny of the U.S health system’s response to the coronavirus crisis, CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips explains that lack of health coverage is “…a huge concern in the middle of coronavirus, because this is a pandemic, it doesn’t hit just people who are insured.” The story looks at U.S. health system policy issues …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: For independent, rural hospitals, coronavirus may pose an existential threat. Udow-Phillips explains.

In “Rural Michigan hospitals say coronavirus may soon force some to close,” Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan, describes the thin cash margins of independent, rural hospitals and why they’re so vulnerable during this coronavirus epidemic. To slow the spread of the virus, elective surgeries and procedures have been …

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ABC News, In The Media: Udow-Phillips praises state leaders on the actions they’re taking to combat the spread of coronavirus

Marianne Udow-Phillips As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, U.S. leaders in our nation’s capital have struggled to roll out a national plan of action writes ABC News reporter Ivan Pereira in “State governors taking lead on coronavirus precautions as federal government works to define plan.” Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT, tells ABC News that state leaders …

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The gift of simplicity means a lot. It means even more in the midst of coronavirus.

Erin Spanier, Marketing and Communications Manager, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) When it comes to business, simplicity is the rule.  Amazon lets you buy with a single click. The App Store lets you do it with a print. And you can sign up for discounts at your favorite stores with an email address–no name, no phone number, no …

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Building a business case for sustainability–why you need one, and why this is the time to get started

Marianne Udow-Phillips, Founding Executive Director, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) Community based organizations providing important social services–supportive housing, food security, mental health, substance use services and the like–are often challenged to maintain programs over time. Without an ongoing revenue stream, many human service oriented organizations struggle to keep important services available in the community. In this context, when …

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CHRT to join the Michigan Health Endowment Fund’s Equitable Evaluation Initiative Collaboratory this April

In partnership with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is working to build our state’s evaluation ecosystem. Over the next several months, CHRT and selected Health Fund grantees will explore Michigan health equity evaluation as part of a collaboratory that brings philanthropy, nonprofit, and consultant partners together, bridging the unique perspectives of each area. In the first …

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In The Media, MLive: Bartholomew discusses the healthcare system changes proposed by Democratic presidential candidates

Ryan Bartholomew, a health policy analyst at CHRT, offers insight on the different approaches to improving our healthcare system proposed by Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in “How Democratic Presidential candidates want to change health care.” “The largest benefit is if you are a fan of the private health insurance marketplace,” says Bartholomew of Biden’s proposal. “If you …

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