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WDET-FM: Detroit Today discusses health care and the 2020 election with guests, Marianne Udow-Phillips and Yasmeen Abutaleb

In an October podcast, “In 2020, Healthcare is Top of Mind for Most Voters,” Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips about health care and the 2020 presidential election. “Health care is second only to the economy when it comes to issues that will influence Americans’ vote in November,” says Henderson. Both the 2020 presidential election and the COVID-19 …

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Detroit Free Press, In The Media: Detroit Free Press speaks with Udow-Phillips about COVID-19 response, other major health concerns

In the Detroit Free Press article, Retiring Michigan health care expert: We would not have predicted  COVID-19 response, reporter JC Reindl interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, about how health care has evolved through her career, CHRT’s role in Michigan’s COVID-19 response, and CHRT’s role in Michigan’s decision to expand Medicaid through the Healthy Michigan Plan. Marianne Udow-Phillips, who …

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In The Media, U.S. News and World Report: HealthDay interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips about prognosis for health care in America following a Biden victory

On November 4, 2020, while votes were still being tabulated in states across the country, HealthDay’s Mabel Jong interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT, about the future of health care in America if Biden were to win the electoral college. Biden and Trump have drastically different health care plans, and insurance coverage continues to be a critical topic …

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In The Media, Webinar: Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses the impact and future of the ACA during 10th anniversary panel

During a virtual panel in October 2020 moderated by John Z. Ayanian, the director of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), and Dr. Howard Markel, the director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine, Marianne Udow-Phillips discussed the Affordable Care Act’s “impacts to date, and its potential future.” The panel, which …

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Center for Health and Research Transformation names Terrisca Des Jardins as incoming executive director

Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, currently the chief operating officer for the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO (POM ACO), has been selected to become the next executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), an independent nonprofit at the University of Michigan. Marianne Udow-Phillips, the founding executive director of CHRT, will retire at the end of the calendar …

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In The Media, The Guy Gordon Show: CHRT on WJR’s Guy Gordon Show: Findings from a study of Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home policy  

During the September 9 Guy Gordon Show on WJR Radio, CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips shared findings from the new CHRT report, Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing health in light of COVID-19.  In his introduction, Gordon recognizes CHRT’s emphasis on evidence-based findings in the report. “There’s a new study by the Center for Health and Research Transformation …

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In The Media, Michigan Advance: Michigan Advance features CHRT interim report on Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home hub strategy

In Michigan’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes fares better than national average, Michigan Advance writer Allison Donahue covers a recent CHRT study which found that the state is reporting fewer COVID-19-related deaths in nursing homes than the national average and that the state’s “hub” strategy has been effective. The CHRT report  — Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: In Crain’s Detroit: CHRT’s examination of Michigan’s nursing home hub strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis

In a September 8 article Report: Smaller percentage of nursing home residents died of COVID-19 in Michigan than national average, Crains health care writer Jay Greene talks with CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips about CHRT’s examination of the state of Michigan’s nursing home “hub” strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “We collectively believe that the state’s strategy was …

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In The Media, Michigan Radio: CHRT on Michigan Radio: More changes needed for Michigan’s COVID-19 response in nursing homes

In New report suggests more changes needed for Michigan’s COVID-19 response in nursing homes, Michigan Radio journalist Will Callan talks with CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips about a CHRT report published in September, 2020 that examines “how Michigan’s health department could better manage COVID-19 in nursing homes.” The report, Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing health in light …

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MDHHS shares CHRT’s key analytic findings, recommendations for keeping nursing home residents safe in light of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) created regional nursing home hubs with the goal of more safely handling COVID-19 patient discharges from hospitals. MDHHS asked CHRT to evaluate the regional nursing home hub approach and to recommend additional strategies to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19. A September 1 …

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