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Health Reform on the Ground: The Case of Cheboygan Memorial

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Posted by Marianne Udow-Phillips on August 6, 2012

Debates about the Affordable Care Act continue—especially in this election year—but health reform is already happening all around us. All we need to do is look.

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Cover Michigan Survey 2011

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Posted by Marianne Udow-Phillips on June 20, 2011

Today we are releasing our Cover Michigan Survey, 2011. Like last year’s survey, this report looks at what Michigan residents say about their access to health care. Different from last year, this survey was designed to look more in-depth at access, along with health status.

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The Cost of Prematurity - A Different Perspective: Or, How to Raise Health Care Costs Without Really Trying

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Posted by Marianne Udow-Phillips on April 4, 2011

In November 2010 we released an issue brief on the cost of prematurity in Michigan. In that issue brief we noted that in 2008/2009, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan spent a total of more than $46 million on preterm infants in the first year of life. The average cost of medical care for a preterm baby in its first year of life was almost $42,000, compared to just over $4,000 for a full-term infant. In 2007, the March of Dimes published similar national numbers that set the medical cost of a preterm birth at $49,000.

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Research to Action

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Posted by Melissa Riba on February 1, 2011

In my role at CHRT, I work daily with the best research minds in the country and I work with communities and “grass roots” groups. I often describe what I do as bridging two worlds and helping to translate and balance between them. The work engages solid research design but in ways that are practical and able to be translated into community settings.

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