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CHRT Health Policy Fellow Dr. Renu Tipirneni calls for bold policy action to address disparities in COVID-19

There are significant disparities in U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths, but the underlying mechanism of these disparities remains unknown, says Health Policy Fellow Dr. Renuka Tipirneni. Tipirneni is a co-author of a cross-sectional study, published this month in JAMA Open, on the social and demographic factors most closely associated with COVID-19 incidence and death. In this study, Dr. Tipirneni and …

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CHRT Health Policy Fellow Mark Peterson argues for more support for adults with cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities

Dr. Mark Peterson, one of CHRT’s 2019 health policy fellows, is in Mayo Clinic Proceedings with “Cerebral palsy grows up,” arguing that more support is required for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) and other childhood-onset disabilities as they grow up. The population of adults with childhood onset disabilities has increased significantly, writes Peterson. While there is very little research on …

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An all-star zoom tribute to Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT

Marianne Udow-Phillips served as director of Michigan’s Department of Human Services during Jennifer Granholm’s Administration and as a senior executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for over 20 years before becoming the founding executive director of CHRT in 2007. To commemorate Marianne’s retirement from the executive director role,  and to pay tribute to her many contributions to health …

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Center for Health and Research Transformation names Terrisca Des Jardins as incoming executive director

Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, currently the chief operating officer for the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO (POM ACO), has been selected to become the next executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), an independent nonprofit at the University of Michigan. Marianne Udow-Phillips, the founding executive director of CHRT, will retire at the end of the calendar …

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MDHHS shares CHRT’s key analytic findings, recommendations for keeping nursing home residents safe in light of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) created regional nursing home hubs with the goal of more safely handling COVID-19 patient discharges from hospitals. MDHHS asked CHRT to evaluate the regional nursing home hub approach and to recommend additional strategies to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19. A September 1 …

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U-M awards grants to six projects, including one from CHRT, that address poverty, impact of COVID-19 across Midwest

The Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network, led by Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, awarded six grants totaling $150,000 for projects to improve economic mobility and address the impact of COVID-19 throughout the Midwest. The grant program aims to accelerate collaborative community-university projects that will leverage data and apply research to have real-world impact on economic mobility.  The Center …

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COVID-19 has transformed health and behavioral health care delivery through telehealth, but does everyone have access?

In this 25-minute webinar by Karin Teske, a senior analyst for research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), viewers will learn about the rapid advance of telehealth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three experts will join this webinar to discuss their perspectives on how the pandemic has changed the way healthcare is provided …

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CHRT to join the Michigan Health Endowment Fund’s Equitable Evaluation Initiative Collaboratory this April

In partnership with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI), the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is working to build our state’s evaluation ecosystem. Over the next several months, CHRT and selected Health Fund grantees will explore Michigan health equity evaluation as part of a collaboratory that brings philanthropy, nonprofit, and consultant partners together, bridging the unique perspectives of each area. In the …

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Working remotely to stem the spread of coronavirus, but fully operational and looking forward to hearing from you

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the way people work. In order to reduce the spread of the virus, many businesses have adapted remote work models as a result of social distancing and quarantines. The CHRT team has adapted to this new normal and is working remotely and have moved our team, client, and workgroup meetings to telephone and …

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What’s new at CHRT: New projects that focus on integration, work requirements reporting, and mental health

The Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation’s (CHRT) latest e-newsletter brings some exciting updates and insights from our ongoing research and projects. This edition features findings from our recently completed research on behavioral health workforce challenges in rural communities and how states are addressing them. It also highlights our ninth cohort of health policy fellows, who are working on various …

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