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In The Media, WJR Radio: Project Manager Marissa Rurka discusses physician food interventions on WJR Radio’s Food First Michigan

Marissa Rurka, a project manager on CHRT’s research and evaluation team, joined Phil Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, and Gerry Brisson, president and CEO of  the Gleaners Community Food Bank, for a conversation about how Michigan physicians screen patients for food insecurity, and what happens next. The Food First Michigan podcast (episode 91) is available …

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In The Media, State of Reform: Health navigators say Medicaid members benefit from plain language, reduced administrative burden

On June 30, State of Reform published an article relating the results of a newly released CHRT study about the effectiveness of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) outreach methods to Medicaid members. The study explored MDHHS communications around the implementation of Medicaid work requirements for the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) in early 2020.  While Medicaid communications are …

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In The Media, MLive: MLive cites CHRT’s study on the impact of long COVID on Michiganders

In this article, MLive summarizes research findings about long COVID, and cites CHRT’s study on the disease impact on Michiganders and Michigan’s economy. “We want to raise an alarm, raise a flag to say ‘hey, this is potentially going to be and could be a really big deal for policymakers, for the state, for the economy, for the health care …

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Michigan Radio: CHRT research cited in Michigan Radio story about the effects of long COVID on women

Michigan Radio cites CHRT’s study on the impact of long COVID on Michiganders in “Women may be experiencing more long COVID than men. We don’t know why.” The article by Kate Wells focuses on why women are more vulnerable to long COVID, and other diseases that disproportionately affect women, and how Michigan-based health systems are supporting individuals with long COVID.  “We …

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State of Reform: CHRT cited in State of Reform: long COVID’s effect on physical, mental, and financial health of Michiganders

State of Reform features CHRT’s research on the impact of long COVID in Michigan. “Long COVID is still all so new and it’s all new territory. We’re still learning and understanding what the effects of the virus are on physical health, mental health well-being, and financial and economic well-being,” said Melissa Riba, Research and Evaluation Director of CHRT.  “We are …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Bridge Michigan quotes Samantha Iovan on paramedics and insurance coverage.

Paramedics do much more than taking patients to the ER. However, most medical insurances cover only for trips to the ER. According to CHRT’s analyst Samantha Iovan, the insurance payment model fails to recognize a small, but consistent, slice of 911 calls that can be safely treated in a patient’s home. And because community paramedics spend more time in a …

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In The Media, State of Reform: Nancy Baum’s Q&A with “State of Reform”

Nancy Baum, CHRT’s health policy directory answered a Q&A for “State of Reform.” She discusses CHRT’s latest research projects, behavioral health legislation, and the future of Medicaid enrollment in Michigan.

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Concentrate, In The Media: Reflecting on the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s 10 year anniversary

A new article in On the Ground Ypsilanti reflects on ten years of Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) accomplishments. The Washtenaw Health Initiative is a voluntary collaboration to improve the health of low-income, uninsured, under-insured, and underrepresented people in Washtenaw County. Co-sponsored by Michigan Medicine and the St. Joseph Mercy Health System and supported by the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), the Washtenaw Health …

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In The Media, State of Reform: Nancy Baum on Medicaid funding for Certified Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC)

State of Reform quoted Nancy Baum, health policy director for the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), in an article by Patrick Jones on funding for Certified Community Behavioral  Health Clinics (CCBHCs). Published October 19, 2021, the article reports on a press conference announcing that thirteen Michigan CCBHCs will be fully funded by Medicaid in the same way that …

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