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In The Media, Michigan Advance: Michigan Advance features CHRT interim report on Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home hub strategy

In Michigan’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes fares better than national average, Michigan Advance writer Allison Donahue covers a recent CHRT study which found that the state is reporting fewer COVID-19-related deaths in nursing homes than the national average and that the state’s “hub” strategy has been effective. The CHRT report  — Keeping nursing home residents safe and advancing …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: In Crain’s Detroit: CHRT’s examination of Michigan’s nursing home hub strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis

In a September 8 article Report: Smaller percentage of nursing home residents died of COVID-19 in Michigan than national average, Crains health care writer Jay Greene talks with CHRT Founding Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips about CHRT’s examination of the state of Michigan’s nursing home “hub” strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “We collectively believe that the state’s strategy was …

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In The Media, WLNS: Use local doctors to promote mask use says Marianne Udow-Phillips in WLNS interview with Tim Skubick

Tim Skubick of WLNS interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT for a segment about the recently released match pitch by Michigan-based sport coaches.  “It was quite a coup for the [Michigan] governor to sign up well-known sports personalities like Michigan State University basketball coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant to encourage the use of masks,” said Skubick. “If …

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In The Media, Michigan Radio: About half of Michiganders trust Whitmer, Fauci for COVID info; 27 percent trust Trump reports Michigan Radio

Kate Wells, reporting for Michigan Radio, interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips for a segment on where Michiganders get COVID-19 information and which sources they trust most and least. “I think the experience we’re seeing in the field, where people aren’t always wearing masks or where you see gatherings–is reflected in this data,” says Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health …

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In The Media, MLive: Coronavirus contact tracing faces increasing challenges as some Michigan residents are reluctant to participate

“Almost a third of Michigan residents would not be comfortable participating in contract tracing linked to cases of coronavirus, according to a new survey released this week by the University of Michigan,” writes Julie Mack for MLive. Mack is referring to a new report that shares findings from the latest Cover Michigan Survey by CHRT and the University of Michigan …

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In The Media, MLive: Cover Michigan Survey featured in MLive: Whitmer, Fauci among Michigan’s most-trusted sources on coronavirus

“Dr. Anthony Fauci and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are the biggest sources of coronavirus information for Michigan residents and also among the most trusted sources, according to a new survey released today by University of Michigan,” writes Julie Mack for MLive. Mack is referring to a new brief, published by CHRT and the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: CHRT and DHLS in Crain’s: The public trusts health care providers, but they aren’t getting enough information from them

“People trust health care providers, public health officials and Governor (Gretchen) Whitmer more than many other sources when it comes to communicating important messages about COVID-19,” says Melissa Riba, CHRT’s director of research and evaluation, in a new Crain’s Detroit Business article by senior health care journalist Jay Greene. “But an overwhelming majority (74 percent) of respondents to the survey …

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Crain's Detroit, In The Media: CHRT and DHLS in Crain’s Detroit: Two-thirds of Michiganders support contact tracing, cite privacy concerns

“More than two-thirds of Michiganders in a new survey said they would be willing to participate in COVID-19 contact tracing activities that include sharing personal information, people they came into contact with or reporting symptoms to state or local health departments” writes Jay Greene for Crain’s Detroit. “But about half of respondents expressed concerns about privacy of their personal health …

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In The Media, Lansing State Journal: Iovan in Lansing State Journal: Lost health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are your options

“You’re living during an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, and you just lost your employer-sponsored health insurance. What do you do?” writes Kristan Obeng in today’s Lansing State Journal. Obeng quotes Samantha Iovan, a senior analyst at CHRT, in her guidance for Michiganders. “We are fortunate we have expanded Medicaid coverage in our state,” says Iovan, who believes many Michiganders who lose …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine: Here’s what Michigan nursing homes that escaped coronavirus did right

Nursing homes that escaped the virus “took COVID-19 very seriously from day one,” Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, tells Patricia Anstett in “Here’s what Michigan nursing homes that escaped coronavirus did right.” Anstett’s Bridge Magazine story focuses on the practices these facilities employed to protect their residents from the pandemic. “Consumers and their families need to ask nursing homes …

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