(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 »
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 »
We will address this need by developing a better understanding of how stakeholders value future research using autism as an indicator condition.
We conducted a state-wide survey of middle school students with autism at two points in time to analyze service use and changes in use over time.
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.
To what extent is state insurance policy on autism associated with better access for children with autism?
The goal is to assist the MIG2 effort to develop a comprehensive and lasting employment infrastructure in North Carolina that coordinates disparate state service delivery systems in order to maximize employment for people with disabilities, increase the state’s labor force through the inclusion of people with disabilities, and protect and enhance workers’ healthcare, other benefits, and needed employment supports.