CHRT in the News


Bridge Magazine, In The Media: PPE supply shortages aren’t helped by halting abortions writes Dr. Jen Villavicencio

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare systems around the world. Lack of medical supplies, particularly PPE, has become a major problem, prompting some to recommend stopping non-essential medical services, like abortions. However, halting abortions may not be an effective solution. Jen Villavicencio, a Michigan Medicine OB-GYN, and CHRT Health Policy Fellow, in a Bridge Magazine op-ed that …

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In The Media, Petoskey News Review: Public Health Work has Never Been More Important

“In the world of public health, so many of our days are spent working behind the scenes — preventing disease, protecting health and the environment, preparing for disasters — that we often say the best outcome is one that is invisible,” writes Lisa Peacock, a CHRT Health Policy Fellow and a Health Officer for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. …

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Marianne Udow-Phillips on CGTN

CGTN, In The Media: Udow-Phillips offers perspective as China Global Television examines U.S. health system amid coronavirus

Lending context to China Global Television Network’s (CGTN) scrutiny of the U.S health system’s response to the coronavirus crisis, CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips explains that lack of health coverage is “…a huge concern in the middle of coronavirus, because this is a pandemic, it doesn’t hit just people who are insured.” The story looks at U.S. health system policy …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: For independent, rural hospitals, coronavirus may pose an existential threat. Udow-Phillips explains.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the healthcare system across the United States, and rural hospitals in Michigan are no exception. In the Bridge MI article “Rural Michigan hospitals say coronavirus may soon force some to close,” Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan, describes the thin …

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ABC News, In The Media: Udow-Phillips praises state leaders on the actions they’re taking to combat the spread of coronavirus

Marianne Udow-Phillips As coronavirus continues to spread, U.S. leaders in our nation’s capital have struggled to roll out a national plan of action, writes ABC News reporter Ivan Pereira in “State governors taking lead on coronavirus precautions as federal government works to define plan.” State leaders are filling the gap. Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health …

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In The Media, MLive: Bartholomew discusses the healthcare system changes proposed by Democratic presidential candidates

Ryan Bartholomew, a health policy analyst at CHRT, offers insight on the different approaches to improving our healthcare system proposed by Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in “How Democratic Presidential candidates want to change health care.” “The largest benefit is if you are a fan of the private health insurance marketplace,” says Bartholomew of Biden’s proposal. “If you …

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Marianne Udow-Phillips in CGTN

CGTN, In The Media: Shortage of medical supplies for addressing COVID-19 is a challenge. Marianne Udow-Phillips explains.

Since the pandemic outbreak, healthcare providers and hospitals have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Due to the rapid spread of the virus, healthcare systems are facing a shortage of medical supplies, equipment, personnel, and other essential resources.  In an interview with China Global Television Network anchor Elaine Reyes, Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the …

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Crain's Detroit Business, In The Media: Udow-Phillips discusses Michigan proposal for Medicaid transformation office, value-based reimbursement

Michigan is taking a step towards improving the delivery and management of healthcare services for Medicaid beneficiaries by establishing a new Medicaid Transformation Office. This initiative will focus on developing innovative strategies to address health disparities, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes for Michigan’s residents.  Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, shares her reaction to Michigan’s proposal to …

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In The Media, USA Today: Udow-Phillips weighs in on gravity of drug shortages as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt global supply chains, many industries are feeling the impact of these disruptions. Pharmaceutical manufacturing is among the industries that could be affected. The closure of factories in China and India could result in drug shortages in the United States. With coronavirus striking the global east, Nathan Bomey of USA Today turned to CHRT …

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In The Media: Michigan Health Endowment Fund releases national directory of recommended evaluation partners, including CHRT

The MHEF (Michigan Health Endowment Fund) has released a directory of evaluation partners to provide evaluation services to health-oriented organizations in Michigan. “Evaluation can be a powerful tool to inform decision-making and ensure that scarce resources are used effectively,” writes the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in a recently released directory of evaluation partners that includes the Center for Health and …

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