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Board member Renu Tipirneni receives the Jerome W. Conn Award for Excellence in Research

In June, CHRT Board of Directors member Renu Tipirneni received the Jerome W. Conn Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Tipirneni is an assistant professor at the medical school. Her research focuses on health reform, Medicaid policy, healthy aging, and social determinants of health.  Her current research includes evaluating Michigan’s Medicaid …

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CHRT welcomes eight new team members

Full time staff members CHRT has welcomed five new full time staff members. Tiffany R. Brent is CHRT’s business development director. She has extensive experience in the public health sector, working in the nonprofit health care community with and for various organizations, partnerships, and collaborations throughout her career. Prior to joining CHRT, Brent was ​​executive director of the Voices of …

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Four new projects focus on opioid settlement investments, integration, disability care, and behavioral health

The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) has taken on several new projects over the last few months. Opioid settlement investments In the first project, the Center for Health and Research Transformation will provide Michigan recipients of opioid settlement funds with information about evidence-based, evidence-informed, and promising practices to address the opioid epidemic. CHRT will conduct a comprehensive environmental scan of …

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Ten years, 122 health policy fellows

In 2012, the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) launched its first-ever health policy fellowship. Since then, CHRT has welcomed ten fellowship classes of 10-15 fellows per year for a four-month program designed to teach them about health research, policy, and practice. Fellows bring expertise from their careers in policy, research, and nonprofit management. In the program, policymakers gain …

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What is accessibility and why does it matter?

At CHRT, we value equity and information access for all. To further align our practice with these values, our communication team recently increased its expertise in accessibility through WebAIM training, a robust online course offered by Utah State University. Here’s just some of what we learned.  Over 25 million people in the U.S. have a disability (visual, auditory, or cognitive) …

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Terrisca Des Jardins, CHRT’s executive director, joins the advisory board of the University of Michigan Griffith Leadership Center 

CHRT and the University of Michigan Griffith Leadership Center (GLC) share many interests. While CHRT improves public health by providing health and health care research, data analyses, and backbone support to government agencies, community decision leaders, and nonprofits, GLC does so by promoting and supporting future health management and policy leaders. Terrisca Des Jardins, CHRT’s executive director, has been tapped …

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CHRT Rebecca Copeland Internship 

Holly Quivera Teague, MPH, a health behavior and health education graduate from the University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health (spring ’22), is the 2022 CHRT Rebecca Copeland Memorial Intern. She will join CHRT’s health policy team on June 1st, supporting a number of projects that address social needs to improve health and reduce health inequities. “Our approach to health …

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Welcome to CHRT, Lisa Jeun and Poonam Yadav

We are pleased to introduce our newest team members, Lisa Jeun and Poonam Yadav. Lisa Jeun is an accountant at CHRT, responsible for managing all accounts payable and accounts receivable. She is also preparing the monthly and year-end financial reports and maintaining records and schedules required for annual external audit and tax reporting. Yeun holds a master’s degree in accounting …

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Robyn Rontal presents policy solutions to support caregivers of individuals aging with physical disabilities

Robyn Rontal, JD, MHSA, presented at the 2022 NARRTC Conference and Annual Meeting: Resourcefulness, Resilience and Responsiveness: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Arlington, VA, April 27­–28, 2022. Rontal’s presentation focused on ways policymakers and decision leaders can better support unpaid family caregivers of individuals who are aging with physical disabilities. The current landscape of caregiver policy at …

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