Since 2007, CHRT has informed policy decisions that have impacted the health care landscape in Michigan and beyond. Every day, CHRT works to educate and inform policymakers by expanding the body of health services research and analysis, running demonstration projects to show how health and health care can be improved, and helping researchers become more effective at creating and disseminating research findings.
Highlights of our work:
- For over a decade, CHRT has methodically tracked changes in how physicians practice medicine and provide access to care.
- CHRT’s timely research and insightful analyses were pivotal in Michigan’s decision to expand Medicaid. Our fiscal analyses projected over $1 billion in net savings to the state over 10 years and survey data showed ready access to Michigan primary care providers.
- CHRT runs a health policy fellowship program to train senior clinicians, health policy researchers, and legislative and executive branch staff. Former fellows now serve in key policy positions in Michigan and Washington, DC, influencing state and federal health policy.
- CHRT provides backbone support to the Washtenaw Health Initiative, a collaborative of more than 200 individuals and organizations focused on delivering better care to low-income, Medicaid, and uninsured populations in Washtenaw County.
- CHRT is backbone organization to the Washtenaw and Livingston County Community Health Innovation Region, which is conducting a three-year demonstration project that aims to reduce emergency department utilization by addressing the social and medical needs of frequent users.
- CHRT was instrumental in developing and coordinating Michigan’s successful Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice grant–an initiative focused on improving primary care for people with chronic disease.
CHRT remains committed to providing evidence-based analyses that help new partners design more effective initiatives and interventions.
See Impact for more information.