CHRT’s 2019 impact report: Improving the health of people and communities and charting a course for the future
The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) has published its 2019 impact report. The annual report summarizes how CHRT focused on impact, growth, and strategy in 2019.
At any given moment, the 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 CHRT’s 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
The 2019 impact report also highlights 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 the impact of CHRT 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. Our goals include being known as a primary source for information on key health policy issues, helping community-based organization improve population health, and building the evidence for scalable local and state programs.