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 »
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.
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.
This is a longitudinal study of the impact of Medicaid capitation on the use of multiple systems of care in King County (Seattle), Washington and is the first comprehensive, population based effort to assess the inter-system impacts of managed behavioral health care and cost shifting from behavioral health to local jails.
The State of Washington received a multi-million dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to transform the way it delivers quality mental health services to its consumers.
Carolina-Shaw Comprehensive NCMHD Research Center: “Developing a Pilot Intervention to Increase Child Mental Health Service Utilization by African-American Families”
The TASK project seeks to develop an intervention that offers culturally sensitive ways of helping African-American families to access timely and appropriate care for their children with mental illness.
The clinical component of this study examined the effectiveness of case management services (coordinated care) for children.
The network study was conducted by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The specific aims of the network study were to assess patterns of service system coordination in four North Carolina counties.
This study focused on one particular vulnerable population — adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) who are Medicaid enrollees — and compared the experiences of this target population under two different organizational and financing arrangements for Medicaid beneficiaries.