Performance Improvement 1999. Mental Health

02/01/1999

TITLE: Evaluation of a Day Hospital Program for Seriously Mentally Ill Patients

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to expand an existing pilot Day Hospital program for seriously mentally ill patients, and to evaluate the effects of this form of treatment.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 5942

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Window Rock AZ

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/20/99
 

TITLE: Mental Health Service Delivery Model for Urban Native Americans: An Evaluation of Utilization Rates and Mental Health Treatment Factors

ABSTRACT: This project will address the Indian Health Service (IHS) mental health objective calling for a mental health care delivery system in urban areas. Results of the project will identify a potential model of mental health delivery applicable to urban areas.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 5943

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: California Area Indian Health Service Sacramento, CA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/20/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System's Results and Their Applicability to the Native Population of Anchorage

ABSTRACT: This study will determine the relative accuracy, validity and reliability of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) risk estimates of the Anchorage Native population, compared with data collected using other techniques that include: (1) door-to-door household surveys, (2) key informant surveys, and (3) intercept data collection from Natives seeking primary care services in Anchorage from the Alaska Native Medical Center and the Primary Care Center. The analyses are revealing those particular risk factors that appear to be most significantly misrepresented by the BRFSS. This factor, combined with a more clinical analysis of those factors that pose the greatest risks to the health and well-being of the Native community, will be used in determining which questions to include on the key informant survey. Due to the nature of the survey, a relatively concise instrument is required, and only those items holding a high priority on one or both of the selection criteria (i.e., representation problems with the BRFSS and high clinical/medical risk) will be included in the key informant survey instrument.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 7137

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Indian Health Service, Rockville MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/99