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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Huguet N, Hoopes MJ, Angier H
Medicaid expansion produces long-term impact on insurance coverage rates in community health centers.
This study assesses changes in insurance status of patients visiting community health centers (CHCs) comparing states that expanded Medicaid to those that did not. Rates of uninsured visits decreased pre- to post- Affordable Care Act with greater drops in expansion (-57 percent) versus nonexpansion (-20 percent) states. Medicaid-insured visits increased 60 percent in expansion states while remaining unchanged in nonexpansion states.
Citation: Huguet N, Hoopes MJ, Angier H . Medicaid expansion produces long-term impact on insurance coverage rates in community health centers. J Prim Care Community Health 2017 Oct;8(4):206-12. doi: 10.1177/2150131917709403.
Keywords: Community Partnerships, Health Insurance, Policy, Medicaid, Uninsured
Nagykaldi ZJ, Scheid D, Zhao D
An innovative community-based model for improving preventive care in rural counties.
This quasi-experimental pilot study aimed to implement and evaluate a sustainable, rural community-based patient outreach model for preventive care provided through primary care practices (PCPs) located in a rural county in Oklahoma. Six of the 7 PCPs in the county expressed interest in the project with the result that three of these practices fully implemented the 1-year outreach program starting in mid-2015.
Citation: Nagykaldi ZJ, Scheid D, Zhao D . An innovative community-based model for improving preventive care in rural counties. J Am Board Fam Med 2017 Sep-Oct;30(5):583-91. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.05.170035.
Keywords: Community Partnerships, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Prevention, Primary Care, Rural Health
Fiechtner L, Puente GC, Sharifi M
A community resource map to support clinical-community linkages in a randomized controlled trial of childhood obesity, eastern Massachusetts, 2014-2016.
The researchers describe the process by which they created an online interactive community resources map for use in the Connect for Health randomized controlled trial. The trial was conducted in the 6 pediatric practices that cared for the highest percentage of children with overweight or obesity. Parents and community partners identified several community resources that could help support behavior change.
Citation: Fiechtner L, Puente GC, Sharifi M . A community resource map to support clinical-community linkages in a randomized controlled trial of childhood obesity, eastern Massachusetts, 2014-2016. Prev Chronic Dis 2017 Jul 6;14:E53. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.160577.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Obesity, Community Partnerships
Payan DD, Sloane DC, Illum J
Catalyzing implementation of evidence-based interventions in safety net settings: a clinical-community partnership in South Los Angeles.
This study was a process evaluation of a clinical-community partnership that implemented evidence-based interventions in clinical safety net settings. Key participants and health care providers, involved in the study, expressed a high level of satisfaction with the collaborative and the interventions, respectively. The authors provide key lessons learned for researchers and practitioners interested in partnering with Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement health promotion interventions.
Citation: Payan DD, Sloane DC, Illum J . Catalyzing implementation of evidence-based interventions in safety net settings: a clinical-community partnership in South Los Angeles. Health Promot Pract 2017 Jul;18(4):586-97. doi: 10.1177/1524839917705418..
Keywords: Community Partnerships, Safety Net, Health Promotion, Evidence-Based Practice, Vulnerable Populations, Implementation
Balasubramanian BA, Cohen DJ, Jetelina KK
Outcomes of integrated behavioral health with primary care.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of integrated care, adapted to local contexts, on depression severity and patients' experience of care. It found that integrating behavioral health and primary care, when adapted to fit into community practices, reduced depression severity and enhanced patients' experience of care.
Citation: Balasubramanian BA, Cohen DJ, Jetelina KK . Outcomes of integrated behavioral health with primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2017 Mar-Apr;30(2):130-39. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.02.160234.
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Community Partnerships, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Primary Care