North Carolina Medicaid Projects

The Sheps Center has a long partnership with Medicaid, including early evaluations of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), evaluations of the medical home, etc. We now hold data through the The Carolina Cost and Quality Initiative (CCQI) and have recently launched a partnership with the NC Division of Health Benefits to coordinate the Medicaid… Read more »

Medicaid Analyses with Short Turnaround (MAST)

The North Carolina Division of Health Benefits (“NC Medicaid”) has committed up to $400,000 over the 2018-2019 State Fiscal Year to fund short-term analysis informing Medicaid program administration. It anticipates funding five research projects (approximately $68,000 each), with the aim of leveraging existing partnerships with The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social… Read more »

Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Center for Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)

We propose to expand the ARIC study by establishing a Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Center which will bring together investigators from multiple disciplines to evaluate health services use for persons at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to provide the framework for outcomes research pertaining to CVD-related endpoints.

Trauma Center Brief Alcohol Treatment and Cost Effectiveness

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.