Performance Improvement 1999. Prevention Services

02/01/1999

TITLE: Evaluating the Effects of Injury Prevention and Case Management in Reducing the Costs of Workers' Compensation in the Indian Health Service

ABSTRACT: This study will be conducted with an estimated 26 hospitals (23 IHS operated and 3 tribally operated hospitals). The results of the evaluation will be a key feature of the IHS Occupational Safety and Health Annual Report. The study will focus on evaluation, provide injury and cost information and describe if the injury rate and costs have fluctuated over time and, if so, why.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 6743

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Rockville MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/1/98
 

TITLE: Effectiveness of Evaluation of Systematic Implementation of Clinical Prevention Protocols for Chronic Disease Risk Reduction

ABSTRACT: This project will address health prevention and the reduction of chronic disease complications through development of a tracking system for use by the physicians and patients. This tracking system will serve as a model for tribes with health contracts.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 5938

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Nashville Area Indian Health Service, Nashville TN

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/20/99
 

TITLE: Impact of Health Programs Among Three United South and Eastern Tribes

ABSTRACT: This project is designed to measure the effectiveness of Indian Health Service (IHS) health promotion and prevention efforts. It will involve tribes and other agencies to fully ensure that the needs of the tribes are met, and that health care services are being targeted appropriately.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 5945

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Nashville Area Indian Health Service, Nashville TN

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/20/99
 

TITLE: Impact of a Structured, Comprehensive, Multi-Disciplinary Patient Education Initiative--Year 2

ABSTRACT: This study will: (1) promote wellness and prevent disease by providing comprehensive, accurate and understandable education to each patient, (2) study the impact of this multidisciplinary, planned patient education program on the health and wellness knowledge base of the patient population, and (3) document positive lifestyle/behavioral changes as a result of the education provided. The study population encompasses all American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients eligible for care at the Service Unit (predominantly Cherokees). The Service Unit covers 12 counties in northeastern Oklahoma with 149,939 outpatient visits, accounting for 32,105 patients. This study will be submitted for publication in current medical journals by the Indian Health Service (IHS) provider. Information generated from this study will be disseminated to all tribes in the service area and all IHS facilities.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 7140

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Indian Health Service, Rockville MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/99
 

TITLE: Utilizing the Indian-Specific Health Risk Assessment to Evaluate Community Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs

ABSTRACT: This project will: (1) produce a planning and assessment model for rural Alaska villages to develop a community behavior risk profile, (2) plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies, and (3) determine the impact of these interventions. It will collect baseline data through a community-wide health risk appraisal (HRA), and use model results to: (1) identify the most serious health risk behaviors, (2) plan appropriate interventions, (3) re-administer the HRA in the community after a trial period to determine its impact, and (4) conduct a workshop for other communities to facilitate program replication.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 4996

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Corporation, Sitka AK

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/20/99
 

TITLE: National Model Adolescent Suicide Prevention Project for the Jicarilla Apache Tribe

ABSTRACT: This project will: (1) develop, implement and monitor networking and response protocols to enhance community systems communications, cooperation and coordination; and (2) provide training and education to community members on youth suicide issues, and evaluate the impact of these activities. It will identify youth and families at high-risk of suicide, and will identify and implement action plans for specific prevention and intervention activities. The project employ use cultural values, traditions and language to devise a community and family systems approach to decrease the incidence of adolescent suicide and suicide attempts. The project is coordinated through the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 5526

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: IHS Headquarters West, Dulce NM

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/20/99
 

TITLE: Study of the Impact of a Full-Time Community Health Nurse on the Health of Native American (Sioux) Patients with Hypertension

ABSTRACT: This project will study the impact of a full-time community health nurse on the detection and follow-up of hypertension within a specific Native American tribe, the Sioux. The impact of having a full-time community health nurse on the prevention of and education cerebrovascular, cardiovascular and renal disease within this population will also be examined.

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

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frank Marion

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-4700

PIC ID: 6413

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service Aberdeen, SD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/1/01