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COVID-19 rapid response brief: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on persons in poverty – strategies to consider

Amid an ever-changing COVID-19 crisis, the communities that have historically been segregated by income and race are struggling. The effects of systemic racism and poverty, reduced economic mobility, and the high cost of medical care are compounding inequities. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, social determinants of health–correlates of poverty–must be examined and addressed. While the broader economic and societal …

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COVID-19 rapid response brief: Safe, temporary shelter for homeless populations during the pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, staff members at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) have been conducting rapid response research for Michigan policy leaders who are working proactively to protect vulnerable communities across the state. In this analysis for county-level commissioners, we outline some of the strategies state and local governments are deploying to provide alternate shelter spaces and …

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Michigan at a crossroads: CHRT highlights key health policy issues for the incoming gubernatorial administration

The Michigan government has jurisdiction over a wide array of health policy issues. From the regulation of insurance products, to oversight of the state’s Medicaid program, to investing in local public health efforts, Michigan policymakers craft policies and budgets that impact the health of millions of Michiganders. This brief provides an overview of four key and timely health policy topics: …

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Advancing the Profession and Sustainability of Community Health Workers

  Community Health Workers (CHWs) strive to bridge gaps between traditional healthcare providers and the communities they serve, but the community health worker profession faces several challenges to realizing its full potential. In the fall of 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) published an issue brief that focused on the ways State Innovation Model (SIM) grants have …

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Affordable Care Act funding: An analysis of grant programs under health care reform

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law on March 23, 2010, Congress appropriated funds to expand access to care, implement private insurance reforms, and enhance public health infrastructure. The ACA provided for both annual appropriations and multiple-year appropriations. Many ACA funds ended in fiscal year 2014 or 2015, including all market reform …

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The ACA and essential health benefits: Overview of new coverage standards in individual and small group markets

Beginning in January 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a series of health insurance reforms, particularly for consumers purchasing coverage through the individual market or covered through employment at a small firm. One of the most prominent of these reforms is the requirement that all health plan products in certain market segments must cover an established set of essential …

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Cover Michigan Survey 2011

In 2009, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) commissioned the first Cover Michigan Survey, to gain insight into the issue of health care access in Michigan. The report was released in March 2010. One of the most important conclusions of the Cover Michigan Survey was this: Having health coverage is not synonymous with having access to health care. …

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Cover Michigan Survey 2010

In January of 2009, CHRT released the first edition of Cover Michigan, a report designed to provide a comprehensive picture of health care coverage in the U.S. and Michigan. In August 2009, to better understand the impact of coverage trends on the people behind the statistics, CHRT commissioned a survey of 1,022 Michigan adults about their sources of coverage, perceived …

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