Meg Comeau, MHA is a senior project director at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH). She is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of Medicaid and federal health care reform for children with special health care needs, medically complex conditions, and disabilities. S [...]
Thomas Byrne, Ph.D., M.S.W. is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Social Work. His work focuses broadly on the causes, consequences and policy responses to homelessness and housing insecurity. He is also affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he has c [...]
Allyson Baughman is a project director for the HRSA funded project, “Using Community Health Workers (CHW) to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care.” For more than eight years she has been engaged in public health research projects on a range of topics, including food insecurity, chronic home [...]
Astraea Augsberger, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Social Work where she teaches courses in clinical social work practice, child policy and research methods. She received her MSW and Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She has 15 years of clinical and [...]
A report evaluating the return on investment of a pilot program incorporating community health workers into a managed care organization in Nevada, with particular focus on reducing emergency room visits by frequent users.
A literature review examining the role of community health workers in diabetes prevention programs. Summarizes the roles CHWs play in such interventions, as well as topics covered and CHW training across the 30 studies reviewed.
A technical assistance guide for the CDC’s State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health Program.
The CAHPP staff, together with partner Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and HIV provider demonstration sites nationwide, presented the work of the initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV Homeless Populations. The team presented an institute consisting of three 90-min [...]
Certain vulnerable subgroups of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) face underlying structural disadvantage in terms of health care coverage. Differences exist within the population of CSHCN based on race, ethnicity, income, immigration status, language, and level of functional difficult [...]
Making It Possible to Care for Children with Significant Disabilities at Home The Catalyst Center’s State Data Chartbook offers a comprehensive array of data from a variety of different sources on the coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). On [...]
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