Diagnosis and Treatment of Infections in Nursing Homes

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.

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 »

Comprehensive EPC Comparative Effectiveness Reviews for Effective Health Care

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.

Evaluation of the PAP Pilot Project

The MARP program has worked well in North Carolina and offers the potential to greatly enhance low-income rural residents’ access to needed pharmaceuticals.

Rural Medicaid and CHIP Mini-Studies

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.

Practice Based Research Network (PBRN)

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