New UNC project to create hub for connecting rural health providers with innovative techniques to combat opioid use disorders and overdose deaths

New UNC ECHO for Medication Assisted Treatment project to research barriers and enabling factors for primary care providers to offer medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders and thereby impact opioid overdose death rates in North Carolina [CHAPEL HILL, NC] – A new research initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill will help to increase North Carolinian’s access… Read more »

A paper by Dr. Marisa Domino and Mental Health colleagues is in press at the premier journal, Health Services Research

Drs. Marisa Domino, Joe Morrissey, and Mona Kilany (T32 alum) have a paper in press at the premier journal, Health Services Research.  The paper, entitled “Through the Looking Glass: Estimating Effects of Medical Homes for People with Severe Mental Illness,” found positive associations between medical homes and access to primary care, specialty mental health care,… Read more »

Sheps Center names two new deputy directors

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research has named two new Deputy Directors, one for Research and one for Policy. Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP is the new Deputy Director for Policy.  Fraher is the Director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy.  Although she is recognized internationally as an expert on… Read more »

Capabilities of UNC’s FutureDocs Forecasting Tool Highlighted by Physician’s Foundation

The Physician’s Foundation featured Dr. Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, in a Grantee Perspective on the impact of the UNC FutureDocs Forecasting Tool. The article highlights the value the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool has brought to federal and state policymakers, specialty societies, and physician practices. By using the model to view customized scenarios, these stakeholders are able to project the effect of… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program Names First Cohort

Clinical Scholars is a national leadership program led by UNC SOM faculty members Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, and Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program, which recently named its first class of scholars, prepares health care providers and practitioners to expand their influence beyond the hospital or clinic to advance… Read more »

Review of quality measures and instruments available to promote assisted living’s integration into the evolving healthcare landscape

Researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and School of Social Work, with funding from The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL), completed a review of measures and instruments useful to maintain and improve quality in assisted living, and which may help assisted living providers become… Read more »