Detroit

This project aims to shed light on the impact of a changing health care landscape on the people, providers, and economy in Detroit.

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The first two briefs, produced by our research partners at The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), examine the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage and the health care safety net in Detroit.

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For more information on CHRT, please contact:

Heather Guenther, Communications Manager
Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
University of Michigan Health System
2929 Plymouth Road, Suite 245 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-3206
O: 734.998.8514 (direct) | C: 734.771.3272
hguenthe@umich.edu | www.chrt.org
 


The next four briefs, produced by our research partner Allan Baumgarten, explore provider payment trends, the financial impact of Medicaid expansion, changes in payer mix, and capital investment by Detroit-area providers, A forthcoming brief will analyze detailed State of Michigan Medicaid data to provide additional insights into the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Allan BaumgartenAllan Baumgarten
4800 West 27th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 925-9121 | Fax: (952) 925-9341
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In 2008, the four major health systems in Detroit (Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Healthcare System, now Beaumont Health—Dearborn) came together with other community partners to form the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force. One of its major initiatives was the development of what became the Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network. WIN Network used community health workers (CHWs) to connect women in select neighborhoods of Detroit to health and social services, with the goal of empowering them to have healthy pregnancies, raise healthy babies and improve their lives.

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The following research brief examines the development and implementation of WIN Network as an initiative designed to support individuals and create both neighborhood and systems change. Data was obtained through interviews with multiple key informants and focus groups with participants, as well as with the CHW staff members, called Community and Neighborhood Navigators (CNNs). Findings from this research show how CHWs offer a promising approach to addressing infant mortality and improving maternal and child health and well-being, while identifying the challenges of implementing such a strategy.

This research was supported by funding from the National Institute for Health Care Reform


In 2015 and 2016, Altarum Institute worked with public and private stakeholders and EMS experts to support improvements in Detroit EMS. This following brief documents our findings and describes future strategies to further strengthen EMS and reduce inappropriate use of emergency resources by addressing underlying population needs.

This research was supported by funding from the National Institute for Health Care Reform

 

Project Leader

Ani Turner

Ani Turner

Co-Director, Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending

Ani.Turner@altarum.org

Project Leader

Paul Hughes-Cromwick

Paul Hughes-Cromwick

Co-Director, Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending

Paul.Hughes-Cromwick@altarum.org

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