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CHRT News: Ten years in, Riba on the history and future of Cover Michigan

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 – the issues and subjects we explored, and the impact that the survey …

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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 News: 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 News: 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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Michigan Radio: Subscribe to your doctor? A new model for medical care is catching doctors’ attention

“How do we better support primary care so we have viable numbers of primary care physicians for the future?”   Marianne Udow-Phillips   “Before insurance companies, and co-pays, and filing claims, the relationship between doctors and patients was simple,” notes Michigan Radio. “Those who needed medical care would visit their doctor’s office or request a house call. Once that care was …

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Bridge Magazine: Budget fight looms over changes in Medicaid mental health in Michigan

“How we should deliver mental health services in Michigan is really a crucial issue. It’s a core question that is still on the table.”   Marianne Udow-Phillips September 27th, 2019 “Mental health advocates are pressing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to veto budget provisions they say could “irreparably damage” care for 300,000 low-income people in Michigan with serious mental illness or developmental …

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The University Record: CHRT Board member named University Distinguished Professor

John Z. Ayanian, Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy. He also is the Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Medicine, director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and professor of internal medicine, Medical School; professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health; and professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public …

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Crain's Detroit: Reduce administrative burden of work rules to prevent mass health coverage losses, by Udow-Phillips & Shaefer

“In February 2019, legal and consulting firm Manatt estimated that Michigan work requirements would result in the loss of coverage for between 61,000 and 183,000 people.”   Marianne Udow-Phillips, Luke Shaefer July 15th, 2019 Medicaid work requirements are scheduled to take effect in Michigan on Jan. 1. Yet a recent study from Arkansas adds to mounting evidence that such requirements …

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