Impacts of Managed Care on Substance Abuse Service Linkages

This project, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, focuses on an important issue affecting the delivery of substance abuse services across the nation: the implementation of managed care funding mechanisms on the service relationships involving outpatient substance abuse services.

Integration Diffusion for SMI Service Delivery

The goal of this study was to describe and assess the process by which integration spreads through a multi-sector service delivery network for adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

Medicaid Benefits and Patterns of Re-Arrest for Mentally Ill Patients in Jail

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, administrative data from two large urban counties were examined to assess the extent to which Medicaid benefits lead to service receipt and the extent to which receipt of services serves as a deterrent to subsequent jail incarcerations in a one-year post-release interval for persons with severe mental illness.

Ethnicity and Postpartum Depression

The project will involve recruiting a sample of 75 women at the Alamance county health department (25 Hispanic, 25 African American, and 25 white) at their second trimester visits (preferably the fifth month) and using the interviewer-administered version of the Beck Depression Inventory, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, self esteem, hopefulness, positive well-being, and social support instruments.

Structure, Use and Expenditures for Autism Services

This 4-year study, 2002-2006, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and carried out in conjunction with Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina, seeks to develop a services research approach to understanding the structure, utilization, and expenditures for the care and treatment of autism.

Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Project

The coordinating center managed a 9-site quasi-experimental cost-effectiveness study of integrated services for women with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and histories of violence.