About CHRT

Legislator education opportunities for Michigan legislators

August 2023 – March 2026
Funder: Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Partner(s): Institute for Public Policy and Social Research College of Social Science (IPPSR), Michigan Health Endowment Fund

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

CHRT’s role:
  • Meet with IPPSR and legislators and staff to gain input on topics for primers, discussions, and forums
  • Develop primers based on input received and literature reviews
  • Work with IPPSR to implement round-table discussions with and for legislators and their staff