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 policy-makers by expanding the body of health services research and analyses, 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 for beneficiaries to primary care providers in the state.
- CHRT runs a 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, D.C., and influence health legislation at the state and federal levels.
- CHRT is a partner in a major community health collaborative, including more than 200 individuals representing over 80 organizations, with a focus on integrating and delivering better care to low-income, Medicaid and uninsured populations in Washtenaw County.
- CHRT is the backbone organization for the State Innovation Model (SIM) grant to Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. The SIM grant is a statewide, 4-year demonstration project that aims to address the social determinants of health and reduce emergency department utilization through increasing coordination between health systems and human services agencies across the two counties.
- 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.
Now,as we work to further improve the health of people and communities, CHRT remains committed to providing evidence-based analysis that helps new partners make evidence-informed decisions about initiatives and interventions.
See Impact for more information.