Florida

Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country

Principal Investigator: Modi, Avani
Title: Adherence in Children with Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma
Institution: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
E-mail: avani1@ufl.edu
Project Dates: 03/01/02-11/30/04
Project No.: F31 HS11768
Summary: The aims of this Predoctoral Award are to assess the extent of adherence problems in children with cystic fibrosis and asthma, compare patterns of adherence in two pediatric pulmonary populations, and identify key barriers associated with poor adherence.

Principal Investigator: Shenkman, Elizabeth
Title: Access and Quality of Care for Low-Income Adolescents
Institution: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
E-mail: eas@ichp.edu
Project Dates: 9/30/99-9/29/02
Project No.: U01 HS10465
Summary: This is a study of the impact of the organizational features of Florida's State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) plans and providers on adolescents' access to and quality of care, health and functioning, and expenditures, including a comparative analysis of minority and non-minority youths.

Principal Investigator: Shenkman, Elizabeth
Title: Quality of Care for Children With Special Needs in Managed Care
Institution: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
E-mail: eas@ichp.edu
Project Dates: 07/01/98-06/30/01
Project No.: U01 HS09949
Summary: This research is assessing the effect of selected organizational features of nine different managed care organizations (MCOs) on the processes and outcomes of care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). MCO organizational features included in the research are: (1) characteristics of the provider network; (2) use of prior authorization procedures for specialty referrals; (3) presence and type of disease management programs; and (4) ownership status of the managed care organization. Quality of care will be assessed for children with asthma, diabetes, and for CSHCN with varying conditions aggregated by their functional status.

Principal Investigator: Youngblade, Lise
Title: Predictors and Costs of Adolescent Risky Behavior
Institution: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
E-mail: lmy@ichp.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/02-09/29/03
Project No.: R03 HS13261
Summary: The aims of this study are to (1) examine the prevalence of risky behaviors and their associated health care utilization and cost patterns in a pool of adolescents enrolled in Title XXI State Children's Health Insurance Program; (2) examine the odds of engaging in risky behavior based on a psycho-social model that specifies predictive domains; and (3) examine the health care use and costs associated with risky behaviors and how these patterns are explained by social-demographic, health, psycho-social and community conditions.

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Florida: Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/child-state-country/stlist_fl.html