Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees. References
Acevedo-Polakovich, I., B. Bell, P. Gamache, and A.S. Christian. “Service Accessibility for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.” Youth & Society, vol. 45, 2011, pp. 75–97. American Psychological Association. “Guidelines for Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients.” Washington, DC: APA, 2011.
Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees. B. Perceptions of Needs, Risks, and Capacities of LGBTQ RHY
In general, staff in case study agencies did not perceive major differences in the types of risks faced by LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ RHY. However, they did indicate that certain risks may be especially frequent among LGBTQ RHY or have distinctive contributing factors. For example, staff at one agency explained that they provide services using a trauma-i
Interstate Variation and Progress Toward Balance in Use of and Expenditure for Long-Term Services and Supports in 2009. C. State Actions to Increase Use of Home and Community-Based Care
States, of course, cannot directly control the balance of institutional and community care for elderly and Medicaid enrollees with disabilities. Balance is instead the result of each state's Medicaid LTSS eligibility and payment policies, regulation, and the extent of communication and coordination with providers and enrollees.
A critical element in preparing a public use file of microdata is the assessment of disclosure risk, which may involve estimating the probability of re-identification. Often this is an iterative process, in which a preliminary file is tested and if the risk is determined to be too high, additional protective measures are applied. For the MASSC met
Federal agencies have a long history of releasing data to the public, and they also have a legal obligation to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and organizations from which the data were collected. Federal agencies have successfully balanced these two objectives for decades. With the new emphasis on expanding public access to federal
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Final Findings. Table B.4. Access and Use Among CHIP and Medicaid Enrollees in Three States (California, Florida, and Texas), 2012
Reports for the Past 12 months CHIP Enrollees Medicaid Enrollees Access to Care Based on Parent Reports Had USC or Private Doctor or Nurse During Past 12 Months 87 85 USC Type: Private Doctor's Office or Group Practice/HMO 44
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Final Findings. How the Affordable Care Act Had Influenced CHIP Programs as of Early 2013
The Affordable Care Act had already affected CHIP operations in early 2013 and was expected to have an even larger influence on future CHIP operations and enrollment.
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CHIP provided high levels of access to care, but areas for program improvement remain.
Several aspects of the CRRI project in Union City will continue. For example, at least six staff of CRRI will remain in new positions and continue to share their expertise in the community. In addition, service agency staff have a newfound appreciation for preventive care and the value of increasing intellectual capital in the community through st
The Union City project found that embedding new services within well-known community agencies already serving many Spanish-speaking clients was a useful innovation for gaining trust with the immigrant community. By placing access to information about behavioral health in more routinely used general agencies like the North Hudson primary care setti
Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Service Development and Delivery
The networking and collaboration among organizations required as part of the CRRI was noted as a positive effect of participating in the Initiative. CRRI staff noted that coordination is profoundly important among otherwise fragmented services for families in need. Establishing additional resources through the newly hired staff and embedding these
Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Outreach and Screening Strategies
During the final Westat site visit, the Union City project team noted the critical impact of its outreach and social marketing efforts. The CRRI tasks during implementation included the development of marketing information, staffing the screening sites, and working with other organizations to conduct outreach and screening. These outreach and scre
The emphasis on collaborative partnerships for the CRRI model encouraged agencies in Union City to work together. Housing part of the program in the Mayor's Office developed close political ties that later served to assist the project. Partnerships were fostered by co-locating staff in several key agencies. Although the initial partnerships were b
The collaborative partnership model of CRRI established a structure for Lorain's PRIDE that brought the mental health, substance use, FQHC, and public schools in closer collaboration and established lines of communication and cooperation that will remain. The screening and direct contact outreach has impacted all the partner agencies and was a str
Training on various procedures was central to the success of the CRRI project, and will continue to enhance the agencies whose staff received any training. Training for some evidence-based programs was provided only to the agency staff involved in that type of service. For example, the SBIRT model was introduced in mental health and substance use
Three communities that had been particularly hard-hit by the Great Recession submitted applications for and were awarded the funds to implement the CRRI program. One was Union City, New Jersey, a compact (1.27 square miles) urban community located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Its population of 66,500 is largely Hispanic (85 percent
Aarons, G. A., Hurlburt, M., & Hurwitz, S. M. (2011). Advancing a conceptual model of evidence-based practice implementation in public service sectors. Administration and Policy in Mental Health , 38 , 4–23. Akin, B., Bryson, S., Testa, M., Blase, K., & McDonald, T. (2013). Usability testing, initial implementation, and formative eva
The Importance of Contextual Fit when Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions. What Are the Policy Implications of Contextual Fit?
Increasingly, federal, state, and local agencies are focused on improving the implementation of evidence-based interventions (Spencer et al., 2012). However, existing implementation science models do not fully consider the realities and constraints imposed by federal grants award and management processes. For example, organizations that seek feder
The Importance of Contextual Fit when Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions. How Should Contextual Fit Be Measured?
One reason contextual fit has received muted attention is that there is no accepted approach for how to measure it.