Health Care Delivery

Supporting technical assistance to health centers on substance use treatment

The epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose deaths is an urgent national crisis that requires the attention and coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local governments and...

Developing West Virginia's State Innovation Model (SIM) Plan

What can be done to improve public health and the quality of health care in a poor rural state plagued by the worst epidemic of opioid use disorder in...

Evaluating Virginia’s opioid treatment centers for certification

In order to address the opioid epidemic within the state, the Commonwealth of Virginia is implementing a Medicaid 1115 Demonstration waiver to improve access to treatment for opioids and...

Understanding and supporting caregiving for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias

As the number of people living into their 80s and 90s grows, the number of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia (ADRD) is expected to increase as well, since...

Using CARE in coping with Alzheimer's

Caregivers’ Reactions and Experience (CARE) is a supplemental substudy of the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, which began recruiting over 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries in March 2016. CARE...

Evaluating supported employment

The percentage of people receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a mental health impairment is increasing. In 2005, SSA selected Westat to lead the Mental...

Strengthening mental health support systems for youth

One in every 4 to 5 youth in the general population have a mental disorder, such as a mood disorder, anxiety, or behavior disorder. Many of these young people...

Developing an evaluation plan

Dental needs are the highest unmet health need for children and have long-term life consequences. Despite Medicaid coverage of dental care, only a little more than 1/3 of children...

Improving health care through clinical decision support

Health care providers often have a hard time keeping up with the latest medical findings and recommendations. Electronic clinical decision support (CDS) systems can bring together information about evidence-based...

Adapting the message on cervical cancer screening

Among the major ethnic groups in the US, Hispanic women have the highest rate of cervical cancer, but African American women are more likely to die of this disease,...

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