CHRT’s 2019 impact report: Improving the health of people and communities and charting a course for the future
Improving the health of people and communities and charting a course for the future
At any given moment, the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) is likely to be managing two-dozen or more client projects–from analyzing the effects of a recent state policy to designing capacity-building learning communities for health leaders.
In our 2019 impact report, however, we couldn’t feature everything. Instead, we highlight recent accomplishments in four areas that are an ongoing focus of our work:
- Affordable care, including analyses of health insurance cost trends, health care reform efforts, and health care access disparities
- Behavioral health, including investigating integration models for behavioral health workforce planning
- Healthy aging, including recommending best practices for managed long-term services and supports
- Integration, including implementing and evaluating primary and behavioral health care integration models in community mental health agencies and federally qualified health centers
And three areas of growth:
- Collective action, including facilitating strategic, multi-stakeholder approaches to community mental health and criminal justice diversion
- Learning communities, including training Detroit Health Department staffers in public health policy, health and human services integration, and more
- Sustainability planning, including planning for the continuation of a care coordination initiative for individuals with complex medical, behavioral, and social service needs.
In addition to our impact in 2019, our report shares results from a year-long strategic planning process that will help to chart our course over the next five years.