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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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Working remotely to stem the spread of coronavirus, but fully operational and looking forward to hearing from you

To stem the spread of coronavirus, CHRT staff members are working remotely and have moved our team, client, and work group meetings to telephone and virtual platforms. However, we are fully operational throughout this crisis and are always happy to speak with our clients and colleagues. To reach key administrative staff, email chrt-info@umich.edu. Or connect with our individual staff members …

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CGTN, In The Media: Shortage of medical supplies for addressing COVID-19 is a challenge. Marianne Udow-Phillips explains.

In an interview with China Global Television Network anchor Elaine Reyes, Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan, spoke to the challenges faced by hospitals and caregivers and the importance of managing the supply of medical equipment and drugs to treat COVID-19. “Much of the focus is on mitigation …

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Crain's Detroit Business, In The Media: Udow-Phillips discusses Michigan proposal for Medicaid transformation office, value-based reimbursement

Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, shares her reaction to Michigan’s proposal to create a new Medicaid transformation office to move Medicaid toward a more value-based reimbursement system. “The Michigan Medicaid program now performs pretty well on the cost side of the equation, but where are those areas for improvement?” asks Udow-Phillips. “We do not do well on infant mortality. …

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In The Media, USA Today: Udow-Phillips weighs in on gravity of drug shortages as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

With coronavirus striking the global east, Nathan Bomey of USA Today turned to CHRT for an article about U.S. reliance on the global pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain. The article notes that overseas coronavirus-related logistics slowdowns pose a threat to domestic drug supplies, because of closed factories and policy changes in India and China. Weighing in on the gravity of the …

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In The Media: Michigan Health Endowment Fund releases national directory of recommended evaluation partners, including CHRT

“Evaluation can be a powerful tool to inform decision-making and ensure that scarce resources are used effectively,” writes the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in a recently released directory of evaluation partners that includes the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). The document lists 27 consulting firms–some in Michigan, others in California, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC–that the …

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What’s new at CHRT: New projects that focus on integration, work requirements reporting, and mental health

CHRT’s latest e-news features findings from recently completed research on behavioral health workforce issues in rural communities and what states are doing to address them; an introduction to our ninth cohort of health policy fellows; information about new projects that focus on integration, work requirements, and mental health; a blog from our director of research and evaluation on what we’ve …

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Ninth cohort of CHRT Health Policy Fellows features diverse views, backgrounds, expertise, and more

On January 30, the ninth cohort of CHRT Health Policy Fellows will begin a four-month curriculum designed to build bridges between Michigan’s health researchers and policymakers. The curriculum includes the history of health care in America, Affordable Care Act implementation and impact in Michigan, value-based insurance design, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services priorities, collaborative quality initiatives, health care …

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