Development of the ICARE Evaluation Plan

From March through June of 2007 the Sheps Center, with funding from the NC Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, Inc., developed an ICARE evaluation plan to assess the impact of the ICARE initiative that includes analyses of Medicaid claims, surveys of providers and patients, and implementation of the pilot projects.

Impacts of Managed Care on Substance Abuse Service Linkages

This project, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, focuses on an important issue affecting the delivery of substance abuse services across the nation: the implementation of managed care funding mechanisms on the service relationships involving outpatient substance abuse services.

Medicaid Benefits and Patterns of Re-Arrest for Mentally Ill Patients in Jail

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, administrative data from two large urban counties were examined to assess the extent to which Medicaid benefits lead to service receipt and the extent to which receipt of services serves as a deterrent to subsequent jail incarcerations in a one-year post-release interval for persons with severe mental illness.

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.

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.