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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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The Atlantic: Moniz in The Atlantic: The High Cost of Having a Baby in America

“This is the kind of money that causes people to go into debt.” CHRT Health Policy Fellow Dr. Michelle Moniz Research by Michelle Moniz, a 2018 CHRT Health Policy Fellow, is cited in “The High Cost of Having a Baby in America” by Olga Khazan for The Atlantic. Vaginal deliveries, the researchers found, cost women an average of about $4,314 …

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Ten years in, Riba shares the legacy and future of CHRT’s Cover Michigan Survey

Melissa Riba, Research and Evaluation Director, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) Recently, our research and evaluation team sat down for a 2020 work-planning meeting, and we asked ourselves, “what did we want to accomplish in 2020?” As our conversation focused on the year ahead, it also led me to think about the last ten years of Cover Michigan …

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Consumer Reports, The Washington Post: Hearing aids might reduce dementia risk says research by Elham Mahmoudi, a 2019 Health Policy Fellow

“The new study also suggests using hearing aids might help delay the onset of dementia in some people, and it’s the largest study to date to look at this possible connection.” CHRT Health Policy Fellow Dr. Elham Mahmoudi Research by Elham Mahmoudi, a 2019 CHRT Health Policy Fellow, is cited in “Research into the health effects of hearing loss suggests …

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Bridge Magazine: Rheingans in “Michigan finds some success fighting opiate crisis on front line: emergency rooms”

“The biggest challenge that ER docs have is that if somebody is ready for treatment, there’s not a place for them to go. Treatment can be different things for different people.” Carrie Rheingans, acting human services director, CHRT Carrie Rheingans, acting human services director, is quoted in this Bridge Michigan article by Ted Roelofs. “A couple of months ago, Detroit …

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CHRT is growing: Join us in welcoming new staff

Several new staff members have joined the Center for Health and Research Transformation. They bring expertise in pay for success financing, evaluating case management interventions for superutilizers, recovery-oriented communities, integrative approaches to health disparities, program evaluation and improvements, and more. Please join us in welcoming them to the team. Ryan Bartholomew is an analyst at CHRT. He manages CHRT’s Health …

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CHRT to support grantees of The Kresge Foundation as they advance health and human services integration

The Kresge Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in grants to five organizations across the nation to enhance their efforts to integrate their health and human services systems and create more seamless, person-centered experiences for individuals and families seeking support in cities across the country. The Center for Health and Research Transformation serves as the foundation’s learning partner and technical assistance provider for …

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Lansing State Journal: Riba in “Michigan is facing a shortage of primary care doctors. Where does that leave patients?”

“… the length of time it takes people to get in to primary care. I think that’s a real issue.”   Melissa Riba   Carol Thompson of the Lansing State Journal notes that according to CHRT Research and Evaluation Director Melissa Riba, “over 80 percent of Michigan’s primary care physicians indicated they could take new patients” and 87 percent of patients “said they …

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CHRT congratulates inaugural Detroit Health Department public health practice and policy engagement fellows

Eighteen Detroit Health Department staffers graduated this week after completing a 14-week certificate program in public health policy, health and human services integration, program evaluation, community coalition-building, and more. This was the second cohort of Detroit Health Department staff members to complete the curriculum. The pilot training program, made possible with funding from U-M Poverty Solutions and the DMC Foundation, …

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