About CHRT

Health education opportunities for Michigan legislators and legislative staff, Phase II

August 2024 – December 2025
Funder: Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Staff: Nancy Baum
Partner(s): Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR)

Due to the substantial turnover and subsequent loss of subject matter expertise in health issues in both the state House and Senate each election cycle, there is a need to support of both legislators and their staff. This project will help build and maintain an important baseline level of knowledge about policy-relevant health topics and their impact on the people of Michigan.

CHRT’s role:

In Phase I of this project, CHRT, IPPSR, and Health Fund staff gathered input from legislators and legislative staff on topics of interest for primers, discussions, and forums. To date, CHRT has developed three primers to coincide with two discussion forums:

CHRT worked with IPPSR and the Health Fund to hold two events focused on these topics with and for legislators and their staff.

In Phase II of this project, CHRT will develop 3 – 5 briefs in 2024 and 4 – 6 in 2025, convening additional forums on issues of importance to Michigan legislators.