This project will design, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement program to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in nursing homes and assisted living communities in order to reduce infections in nursing homes.
The purpose of this Task Order proposal is to support the development of an assisted living consensus instrument designed to obtain provider reported information on the services and characteristics of individual assisted living residences.
Expansion of the Region IV Network for Data Management & Utilization (RNDMU) Project to Continue to Address Issues Related to the Evaluation of the Impact of Family Planning Services and to Continue to Address Issues of Women’s Health in General
In an effort to continue to help states better identify their women’s health problems and plan and evaluate services to address these problems, the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research has been asked to provide the following services to the DHHS Regional Office and family planning directors in the eight states in DHHS… Read more »
The overall objectives of this project are to validate the PROMIS pediatric item banks in 4 pediatric chronic illnesses, and to link pediatric and adult item banks. We developed 9 pediatric item banks during the first PROMIS grant cycle and have performed cross-sectional testing in children with several chronic illnesses. The proposed work is the… Read more »
This administrative supplement will investigate the causes of repeat revascularization among Medicare patients admitted with Acute Coronary Syndrome
This study will enable researchers to have comparable scores between children and adults participating in the same study and enable longitudinal studies that follow children into adulthood.
The RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will build on existing work of the EPC program within the context of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Effective Health Care (EHC) program to expand the scope and delineation of a comprehensive approach to systematic review for evidence synthesis.
The MARP program has worked well in North Carolina and offers the potential to greatly enhance low-income rural residents’ access to needed pharmaceuticals.
This study explores the provision of surgical services in rural hospitals and its relationship to financial performance.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are important sources of health insurance coverage in rural communities and it is likely that the importance of rural Medicaid /CHIP will grow as job-based health insurance coverage continues to erode and policymakers pursue the goal of expanding coverage.
NCNC brings together North Carolina-based Primary Care-Practice Based Research sites, three based at UNC-CH, one based at Duke University, and one based at Carolinas HealthCare System, and one based at Eastern Carolina University
This study will determine the feasibility of implementing the Electronic Enhancement of Health Assessments in Clinical Encounters (ENHANCE) system in primary care settings to improve physician communication.
This project developed a model and produced a template for community-based provider organizations to evaluate the business case for participating in the Community Clinical Oncology Program.
A Family-Focused Lay Health Advisor Program to Reduce the Rate of Cardiovascular Disease among African Americans
Provide consultation and guidance for the development of the Train-the-Trainers curriculum for a lay health advisor program and the revision of the Power 2 Prevent (P2P) curriculum.
Developing a Spanish Language Decision Aid for Colorectal Cancer Prevention: The CHOICES/ OPCIONES Project
Our overall objective is to develop an appropriate Spanish language decision aid for CRC screening that could be used in a future clinical trial to improve CRC screening and decision-making in LEP Latinos.