This two year project will focus on one of the least studied aspects of delivering care to persons with a dual diagnosis of serious substance abuse and mental health disorders- the process of creating and maintaining service linkages.
A Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Generalist Care Managers for the Treatment of Depression in Medicaid Recipients in Primary Care Settings
The goal is to assess the cost-effectiveness of generalist care managers vs. usual care in the treatment of depression in Medicaid patients seen in community-based primary health care practices.
Structure, Use and Expenditures for Autism Services
This 4-year study, 2002-2006, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and carried out in conjunction with Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina, seeks to develop a services research approach to understanding the structure, utilization, and expenditures for the care and treatment of autism.
UNC-CH/Duke Program on Mental Health Services Research
This multidisciplinary program was funded by a seven-year (1993-00) research center grant from the National Institute of Mental Health
Utilization of Public Sector Behavioral Health Systems and Jails Study
Detainees with behavioral health service needs present management and financial burdens to criminal justice systems, and are thought to suffer from poor clinical care, victimization by fellow inmates, and unjust treatment by social service systems.
Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Project
The coordinating center managed a 9-site quasi-experimental cost-effectiveness study of integrated services for women with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and histories of violence.
North Carolina Health Professions Data System
One of the most comprehensive and continuously maintained state-level data systems available to track the supply and distribution of health professionals in the nation.
Improving Oral Hygiene Care in Nursing Homes: The Daily Mouth Care (Tooth Brushing) Program
This project will: 1) develop an evidence-based protocol, toolkit, and training materials for improving oral hygiene care in nursing homes , with a focus on persons with dementia and physical disabilities whose care is difficult to provide; 2) conduct a pre-post trial of the mouth care program in three nursing homes in North Carolina, evaluating… Read more »
EPC III: Genomic Testing for Risk of Recurrent Cancer
UNC personnel at the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will collaborate with investigators at RTI to conduct a systematic review of available literature for evidence that testing of molecular markers of the risk of tumor recurrence,
An RCT of an Educational Video to Improve Nursing Home Care in End/Stage Dementia
The over-riding goal of the EVINCE (Educational Video to Improve Nursing home Care in End-stage dementia) study is to conduct a cluster RCT of an ACP intervention vs. control among 360 nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia.
Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness Research Network: Developing and Evaluating Methods for Record Linkage and Reducing Bias in Patient Registries
To overcome the limitations of single databases, data from sources such as administrative claims can be linked securely and confidentially with data from patient registries. Registry linkage can facilitate exposure and control group identification, improve measurement of risk factors and outcomes, or allow researchers to monitor events without contacting participants directly.
Evidence Synthesis and Translation under Medicaid Modernization Act Section 1013: Area 5 – (1) Care delivery, including management, coordination, and prevention, (2) Behavioral interventions
The RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will complete a range of tasks including topic developments, topic refinements, and comparative effectiveness reviews on topics assigned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Area 5 topics include care delivery, management, and coordination, prevention, and behavioral interventions. Principal Investigator: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH Funding: AHRQ… Read more »
Evidence Synthesis and Translation under Medicaid Modernization Act Section 1013: Area 4 – (1) Dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease), (2) Depression and other mental health disorders
The RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will complete a range of tasks including topic developments, topic refinements, and comparative effectiveness reviews on topics assigned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Area 4 topics relate to dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease), depression, and other mental health disorders. Principal Investigator: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH… Read more »
Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) IV
Evidence-based Practice Centers conduct rigorous systematic reviews, synthesize results of systematic reviews and report the findings, advance the methodology of systematic review, collaborate with partners and perform other related EPC activities.
Public Reporting on Housing with Support Services for Aged and Disabled Consumers
Consequently, the purpose of this conference is for key stakeholders in public reporting on Housing with Support Services (HSS) to advance the science of public reporting on HSS.