Assessing the Workforce Needs of Patient Centered Medical Homes in North Carolina

This group of leaders will draw on the nationally recognized health workforce data, the analytic capabilities of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS) and the expertise of health workforce researchers and policy experts from the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research to assess the workforce needs of patient centered medical homes

Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Center for Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)

We propose to expand the ARIC study by establishing a Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Center which will bring together investigators from multiple disciplines to evaluate health services use for persons at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to provide the framework for outcomes research pertaining to CVD-related endpoints.

Expansion of Research Capability to Study Comparative Effectiveness in Complex Patients

The purpose of the project is to create a data infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research by linking health care data bases relevant to the care of complex patients and conducting a small research study as proof of concept that the infrastructure created is accessible and can be used to address important questions in comparative effectiveness research.

Support of Transparency Efforts by the USPSTF

The overall purpose of this task order is to support AHRQ’s Prevention/Care Management (PCM) Portfolio by expanding transparency efforts of AHRQ in its role as supporter and convener of the USPSTF. Specific tasks supported by UNC Chapel Hill key and other personnel: Task 1. Administration Task 2. Process Development Task 3. Reviewing and Synthesizing Public… Read more »

Improving Performance in Practice Phase V

Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) is a national effort to improve the quality of care provide by primary care practices for patients with diabetes and asthma and then spreading to other conditions.

A University-AAA-State Partnership to Understand the Link Between Primary Care Physicians and Aging Service Providers in the Support of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD)

Engaging physicians with ADRD service providers is a challenge. Under a 2008-2010 Innovation Grant, a partnership between the university-based Carolina Alzheimer’s Network (CAN), two Area Agencies on Aging, and the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services recruited and trained 16 primary care physicians, engaged them with ADRD services providers, and generated 75 new ADRD… Read more »