CHRT in the News

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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 the privacy of their personal …

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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 assisted living …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: “They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable; we should care for them” writes 2020 policy fellow Michelle Meade in Bridge

Michelle Meade, co-director of the Center for Disability Health and Wellness at U-M and one of CHRT’s 2020 health policy fellows, is in Bridge Magazine. “They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable; we should care for them,” writes Meade, referring to the caregivers who have shown up to support “the lives, health, and functioning of others” during the coronavirus pandemic and, …

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Click on Detroit, In The Media: What the potential Beaumont-Advocate Aurora merger could mean for Detroit patients, employees

Beaumont announced it is in merger talks with Advocate Aurora Health, a major healthcare system in other parts of the Midwest says Hank Winchester, reporting for Click on Detroit.  The largest healthcare system in Michigan is Beaumont Health, and one of the top employers in the Midwest is Advocate Aurora Health, one of the ten largest non-profit, integrated health systems …

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In The Media, MLive: Why is Michigan’s coronavirus death rate so high? Udow-Phillips explains in MLive

“By multiple measures, coronavirus COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan” reports Julie Mack in a recent MLive story. “Michigan’s high covid death rate equates to almost 10 percent of the state’s confirmed cases,” writes Mack. “That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Mack interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation, for perspective.  …

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In The Media, MLive: Udow-Phillips in MLive: Where we need to take COVID-19 interventions to protect vulnerable populations

Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), spoke with Julie Mack at MLive about where we need to create COVID-19 interventions to protect vulnerable populations. “By multiple measures, COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan,” writes Mack in an MLive story that examines the causes. Mack reports that “Michigan’s death count equates to …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Marianne Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine on ways to battle COVID-19 in our state’s vulnerable nursing homes

In “Michigan nursing homes linked to 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths. Tally will grow,” a Bridge Magazine story, Marianne Udow-Phillips describes one practice that Michigan could employ to battle COVID-19 in our state’s highly vulnerable nursing homes. State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, in Michigan, has argued the state can’t protect nursing home residents with limited information. He has asked …

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In The Media, NPR Marketplace: Udow-Phillips on Marketplace Morning Report: Why patients are putting off health care, even when they need it

Healthcare professionals are in a dilemma. Sick people are putting off medical attention, even if they are suffering from life-threatening conditions. Healthcare providers are working to persuade those who need urgent medical attention to receive the necessary treatment. Marianne Udow-Phillips is cited in a Marketplace Morning Report segment, “It’s safe to see your doctor, ailing health-care industry tells prospective patients.” …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Michigan’s independent doctors are facing new hardships during coronavirus pandemic: Udow-Phillips explains

The novel coronavirus is not only causing massive stress on hospital systems, but it is also threatening the existence of independent practices in Michigan. Ted Roelofs, in his latest story for Bridge Magazine, shares that as cases started to increase, and social distancing rules were implemented in March, private practices saw a dramatic decline in patients and revenue.  With this …

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