Kathleen Thomas, Ph.D., Principal Investigator A growing foundation of evidence indicates that families of children with autism experience problems of access, financial burden and difficulties paying for health care and autism services, but little evidence positions these experiences in time as they relate to critical childhood milestones. There is some evidence that childhood transitions, into,… Read more »
The rationale for this project is that it will create the foundation for a vibrant research community that can examine how social groups vary in their trust/distrust of organized science.
The Crisis Pilot Project Evaluation will address four questions specific to the crisis pilot Local Management Entities and their respective state psychiatric hospitals
This two-year project will compile small-area (i.e., county or county cluster) information on mental health workforce supply, estimate mental health service needs and utilization based upon available epidemiological data, and develop a formula for linking and weighting these data to identify under-served areas.
The goals of this evaluation are to provide all ICARE partners and other stakeholders with reliable and timely information on the implementation and outcomes of ICARE’s local demonstration projects that can be used to address problems, build on strengths, and leverage future opportunities.
The re-analysis of these data seeks to examine further the benefits of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment versus FICM in achieving desirable public health and public safety outcomes.
This is a longitudinal study of the impact of Medicaid capitation on the use of multiple systems of care in King County (Seattle), Washington and is the first comprehensive, population based effort to assess the inter-system impacts of managed behavioral health care and cost shifting from behavioral health to local jails.
The State of Washington received a multi-million dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to transform the way it delivers quality mental health services to its consumers.
Carolina-Shaw Comprehensive NCMHD Research Center: “Developing a Pilot Intervention to Increase Child Mental Health Service Utilization by African-American Families”
The TASK project seeks to develop an intervention that offers culturally sensitive ways of helping African-American families to access timely and appropriate care for their children with mental illness.
The purpose of this three-year feasibility study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health is to adapt and pilot test dual diagnosis motivational interviewing for local mental health court participants who have co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
Funded by the North Carolina Department of Correction, a multidisciplinary team representing the fields of social work, criminology and sociology from the School of Social Work and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is conducting a mixed-methods study of probation/parole officer workload issues in North Carolina.
This study is being done in response to a recommendation made in the feasibility study conducted at the Sheps Center last year to determine if sufficient data and agency cooperation existed for a full-scale evaluation of the 10 Assertive Care Treatment teams.
This study will use both quantitative and qualitative research methods and administrative data from a large mental health provider in Cincinnati, Ohio, in order to examine and compare the experiences of 237 ACT consumers who were transitioned to less intensive services and 672 ACT consumers who were never transitioned to less intensive services.
The researchers will use claims data to examine adherence, utilization, and cost of anti-hypertensives, anti-diabetic medications, lipid-lowering drugs, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, and seizure-disorder medications among individuals with chronic conditions.
The study includes three research aims to characterize the diffusion of psychotropic medication across a range of insurance settings, both managed and non-managed care, nationally and in several local markets in an effort to understand the inhibitors and promoters of the adoption and diffusion rate of new pharmaceutical technologies in the mental health area.