Disturbed night-time sleep is common in older persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), leading to significant negative effects on the daytime function of the affected person and on the well-being of caregivers.
This project proposes to develop such an approach by compiling the best, evidence-based tools that are in the public domain or made available by copyright holders, and by developing tools to fill gaps where no practice-appropriate tools exist, thereby creating a Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.
The American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute is an organization which studies and reports on issues related to the state of the surgical profession, the surgical workforce, and surgical utilization in the United States.
Better Payment Policies for Quality of Care: Fostering the Business Case for Quality (BCQ) Phase III – Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives
The UNC evaluation team will analyze claims and financial data from three Medicaid Managed Care sites to determine return on investment.
The UNC-Chapel Hill/Shaw University Comprehensive National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Research Center
With the Goal of eliminating health disparities, the UNC-Shaw NCMHD Research Center aims to be a research incubator that will conduct innovative minority health research among adult African-American populations in North Carolina.
This project examines the implementation, impact, sustainability, and business case of the NCI’s Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), a federally funded national provider-based research network (PBRN) that NIH sees as a model for PBRNs in other disease areas.
Adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy is closely associated with HIV viral suppression, drug resistance development, disease progression, and death.
Anecdotal data indicate that the more services a setting offers, the more its residents are stigmatized. Unfortunately, this stigma may act to delay an individual’s willingness to seek and accept necessary services.
Therefore, the aim of this project is to conduct a six-month randomized clinical trial of a family-staff partnership program in 24 nursing homes and residential care/assisted living facilities to improve long-term care quality.
A multi-site randomized trial to test whether a literacy-sensitive intervention to improve heart failure self-management skills can improve health outcomes for all patients, and particularly those with inadequate literacy.
The proposed study will evaluate these two different strategies (specialist MI counseling and brief physician advice) and compare them with standard care at a Level I Trauma Center using a randomized clinical trial with 375 trauma patients.
The DEcIDE network provides a variety of services and products to support the development of new scientific knowledge through research on the outcomes of healthcare items and services. Activities performed by the DEcIDE network reflect the general principle that clinicians and patients should have the best available evidence upon which to make choices in health… Read more »
Evaluation of the NC Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Program to Address Racial Disparities in the Eastern, Northeastern, and Triad Regions of North Carolina
The goal of the program is to reduce disparities in infant mortality through strengthening community capacity and enhanced individual perinatal services
This study aims to improve the outcomes of elderly patients with ACS by identifying the most efficacious treatments.
This project is developing patient reported outcome measures (PRO) for adults and children across all levels of literacy. As a cooperative agreement with NIH, UNC is part of a network of sites to develop measures for adults. UNC is also focusing its efforts on an independent project to develop measures for children ages 8-17. Patient… Read more »