Sheps COVID-19 brief estimates that NC hospitals may reach ICU capacity by January if COVID trends continue
UNC’s Sheps Center and Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy released a brief recently estimating that if COVID trends continue, hospitals will be out of beds by January. This is part of a series of modeling impact briefs the team of researchers has been writing since April 2020. Several local media outlets have been… Read more »
Dr. Laura Hanson, UNC Professor Geriatric Medicine and Medical Director of Palliative Care has been awarded a new $4.1 million dollar grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
This is the second academic year of funding for this seminar. Our previous year goals will carry forward this year with some additions and improvements. We still aim to become acquainted with researchers and students who are involved in or interested in health disparities; to understand how to build and refine the Program in Health… Read more »
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities: Healthcare Delivery in the Age of COVID-19 This interdisciplinary Seminar will hold intensive and collaborative sessions focused on health outcome and health delivery problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main research topic is health disparities in healthcare delivery and how the COVID-19 pandemic shapes systems and impacts resources, including… Read more »
Join us in congratulating Dr. Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA, with her promotion by UNC Health as the organization’s first System Executive Director for Health Equity. In this new role, Dr. Cené will lead a multidisciplinary and collaborative effort to plan, implement, and evaluate science-based strategies and interventions to help address the structures, policies,… Read more »
Faculty at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have entered into a $2.5 million contract for the current year with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). The School will serve as the official evaluation center for the state’s landmark Medicaid transformation — a partnership that will have… Read more »
Recent policy brief finds NSSRN estimates of nurses across hospital settings similar to NC licensure data estimates
A recent Sheps Health Workforce NC brief written by Esita Patel, PhD found that National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) estimates of nurses across hospital settings similar to North Carolina (NC) licensure data estimates. She analyzed the number of hospital nurses working in three settings (emergency department, inpatient, outpatient) using data from the 2018… Read more »
In an effort to increase the availability of treatments for opioid use in the United States, health care leaders and policymakers have worked to expand the role of primary care providers in administering therapy for opioid use disorder (OUD) – a strategy that appears to be effective according to a new study from researchers at… Read more »
First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce pneumonia in nursing homes
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (June 19, 2020) – The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a leading health services research group based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published a paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open evaluating the effectiveness of its Mouth Care… Read more »
In response to recent events, members of the Sheps community have shared their videos on racism in the video posted below. In order of appearance: Mark Holmes, Crystal Cené, Brad Wright, Dan Jonas, Sharita Thomas, Jacquie Halladay, Sheryl Zimmerman, Adam Zolotor, Marisa Domino
Researchers Identify Strategies to Ensure, Sustain Health Workforce During Pandemic Health Workforce Research Center Directors, including Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, highlight strategies to sustain the healthcare workforce to meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tony Kane, MS joined the UNC workforce team on March 1st as a Research Associate and Data Analyst. Tony has been working in data modeling, administration and analysis for over three decades. Half of his career was spent at the NC Area Health Education Center, where he frequently drew on data from the North Carolina… Read more »
Around the country, the collective voice of eight directors of health workforce research centers, including Dr. Erin Fraher of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, came together to call for a reforming of laws and regulations that limit the practice of health professionals.
A group of UNC Family Medicine researchers, led by associate professor Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, has been awarded a $255,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to study UNC Family Medicine’s shift to a value-based healthcare model. The project, “Producing the Evidence Needed for Hospitals to Successfully Navigate the Shift to Value,” will begin January 1, 2020… Read more »
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, with support from Arnold Ventures, have just published a white paper titled “Prescription Opioid Use and Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in North Carolina Medicaid: 2013-2018”. A new analysis finds that while progress is being made in North Carolina’s opioid epidemic,… Read more »