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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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Melissa Riba

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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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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Cover Michigan 2018: Health Care Benefit Use Variation by Demographics

Data from the Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey Report, “Use of Health Care Benefits in Michigan,” show which health benefits Michiganders with health insurance coverage have used in the past year and how benefit use varies by age, race, gender, and economic status. For more detail on the 2018 health care use analysis, review “Health …

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Nine lessons for the leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed)

In Health Affairs’ GrantWatch column, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Kathryne O’Grady, and Phyllis Meadows share Nine lessons for the leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed). “Collectively addressing the environmental and social factors that influence health, a process known as health and human services integration, is not a new concept in the …

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Rising Deductibles and the Underinsured

Co-authors Leah Corneail, Health Policy Analyst and CHRT Policy Fellowship Program Manager Josh Fangmeier, Senior Health Policy Analyst November 1st of this year marked the beginning of the Affordable Care Act’s third marketplace open enrollment period. As consumers, health plans, and exchanges prepared for open enrollment, much of the current health policy debate shifted from reducing the number of uninsured …

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Consider the Conversation 2 Film and Panel

Download the flyer! Event: Consider the Conversation 2 Film and Panel When: Tuesday, Nov. 17th Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Doors open at 5:00pm with an hors d’oeuvres reception Where: Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor This event is free and open to the public. Registration not required, but encouraged (see below) The Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) will bring together …

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No Matter Where

CHRT, in partnership with six co-sponsors, presents a pair of events examining the value of health information exchanges. On June 29, 2015 at the Michigan Theater, CHRT co-presents a free screening of the documentary, No Matter Where. In the 76-minute documentary, filmmaker Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, examines the concept of health information exchange and its importance to effective and safe …

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In health care costs, Michigan is doing something right

Editor’s Note: This column was published in Bridge Magazine. Variation in health care spending between states has been well documented for decades by many researchers, most notably, those who produce the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. The reasons behind this variation in spending have generally been less understood and much debated. Our center wanted to understand this variation better, particularly …

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