(Click here for English) ¡Bienvenida/os! Somos un grupo de investigadoras de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte, trabajamos en el departamento The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Nuestro equipo está realizando un estudio para aprender cómo ayudar a padres Latinos a mejor navegar el sistema de salud en los Estados Unidos cuando… Read more »
Emerging patterns in our current work suggest that insurance choices of families raising children with autism are influenced by out-of-pocket expenditures without regard to the breadth and depth of services covered. This is troubling from a policy perspective since low deductible and co-payment plans are expensive and reduce resources thereby constraining use of uncovered services…. Read more »
Evidence and Implications for Defining Essential Benefits – Families raising children with autism contribute significant amounts out-of-pocket to the cost of care and that this pay-as-you-go strategy is associated with disparities in use for vulnerable families (Thomas, Williams et al, 2013; Parish, Thomas, Williams et al, 2013). As a result, in comparison to other children… Read more »
Philip Sloane, MD, MPH and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD lead team to develop Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor website
Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care co-directors Philip Sloane, MD, MPH and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD are leading a multidisciplinary team to develop Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor,© a website that aims to help family caregivers of persons with dementia deal with new and worsening medical symptoms in their relatives. When people with Alzheimer’s disease or related… Read more »
Joseph P Morrissey, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MSW, MPH, Co-Investigator Marisa Domino, PhD, Co-Investigator Subcontractors: Linda Frisman, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator; Director of Research, Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services David Mancuso, PhD, Responsible Investigator, Senior Research Supervisor, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division Consultants:… Read more »
Adequate Health Insurance for Children with Autism: Evidence and Implications for Defining Essential Benefits
The long-term goal of this research is to improve access to care and outcomes for children with autism. We hypothesize that having combined coverage will be associated with greater insurance adequacy and increase the breadth and amount of service use particularly for mental health services.
The intent of this evaluation project is to conduct an assessment of the costs and effectiveness of recovery-oriented PACT in promoting community living, reducing hospitalizations, and reducing criminal justice involvement among persons with severe mental illness.
Incorporating Comparative Effectiveness Research Tools to Examine the Effect of a Reimbursement Policy Change on Local Public Health Service Outcomes
Examines the consequences of a recent dramatic reduction of Medicaid reimbursement funding for a program that since the late 1980s has provided evidence-based case management, maternity outreach and postpartum services to low-income women and their children, and contributed to improved birth outcomes in these at-risk populations.
Padres Efectivos (Parent Activation): Skills Latina Mothers use to get Healthcare for Their Children
The long-term goal of this research is to improve the mental health care and outcomes of Latino children with mental health needs.
Kathleen Thomas, Ph.D., Principal Investigator A growing foundation of evidence indicates that families of children with autism experience problems of access, financial burden and difficulties paying for health care and autism services, but little evidence positions these experiences in time as they relate to critical childhood milestones. There is some evidence that childhood transitions, into,… Read more »
The rationale for this project is that it will create the foundation for a vibrant research community that can examine how social groups vary in their trust/distrust of organized science.
The Crisis Pilot Project Evaluation will address four questions specific to the crisis pilot Local Management Entities and their respective state psychiatric hospitals
This two-year project will compile small-area (i.e., county or county cluster) information on mental health workforce supply, estimate mental health service needs and utilization based upon available epidemiological data, and develop a formula for linking and weighting these data to identify under-served areas.
The goals of this evaluation are to provide all ICARE partners and other stakeholders with reliable and timely information on the implementation and outcomes of ICARE’s local demonstration projects that can be used to address problems, build on strengths, and leverage future opportunities.
The re-analysis of these data seeks to examine further the benefits of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment versus FICM in achieving desirable public health and public safety outcomes.