Extending and expanding the work of the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at UNC-CH, this project primarily focuses on Federal insurance programs (Medicare and Medicaid) and their effect on rural populations and providers.
In the primary care initiative a center will be developed within the UNC General Internal Medicine practice that will be used to integrate decision aids for diabetes, chronic pain, and weight loss surgery into primary care clinic practice.
The goal is to assist the MIG2 effort to develop a comprehensive and lasting employment infrastructure in North Carolina that coordinates disparate state service delivery systems in order to maximize employment for people with disabilities, increase the state’s labor force through the inclusion of people with disabilities, and protect and enhance workers’ healthcare, other benefits, and needed employment supports.
In response to Senate Bill 1016 which mandates that nursing homes report medication errors, this project is developing and implementing a nursing home medication error reporting system for the State of North Carolina.
Utilizing the infrastructure of the RTI-UNC EPC, this research aims to summarize the available evidence comparing the efficacy, effectiveness, and harms of drugs in many widely used drug classes.
This project develops and maintains a Information System on Health Services Research that collects available information on ongoing research projects funded by both public and private sector agencies for the National Library of Medicine.
This project supports the Division of Health Services Regulation in the development and use of the NC hospital discharge database, emergency room database, and the ambulatory surgery database.
The goal of this fellowship is to train primary care physicians for research-focused academic careers.
Training program to provide academic training and direct experience in the application of the research skills from a number of disciplines to the study of the organization, financing, utilization, and delivery of personal health care services.