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2089 Grants Found

CUNY TV Foundation

Project Title: "Talking Health" TV Series on CUNY-TV
Principal Investigator: Robert Isaacson
Date Awarded: November 28, 2012
Award Amount: $49,500

The Pennsylvania State University

Project Title: Toolbox for Improving Behavioral Health in Nursing Homes
Principal Investigator: Ann Kolanowski, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Date Awarded: November 28, 2012
Award Amount: $14,378

Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Project Title: The Second Opinion: Elevating the Coverage of Health Care Policy
Principal Investigator: Michael Hoyt
Date Awarded: November 23, 2012
Award Amount: $50,000


Project Title: Support for the 2013 Activities of AcademyHealth’s State Health Research and Policy Interest Group
Principal Investigator: Enrique Martinez-Vidal, M.P.P.
Date Awarded: November 23, 2012
Award Amount: $25,000

Public Health Institute

Project Title: Safety Net Transformation Through Patient Engagement Using mHealth
Principal Investigator: Andrew Broderick, M.B.A., M.A.
Date Awarded: November 23, 2012
Award Amount: $46,008

Actuarial Research Corporation

Project Title: Modeling the Impact of Health Care Payment, Financing, and System Reforms
Principal Investigator: James Mays, M.A.
Date Awarded: November 22, 2012
Award Amount: $97,856

Yale University

Project Title: Evaluating the STAAR Collaborative’s Impact on Hospitals’ Care Transition Practices and Ability to Reduce Readmissions, Phase 2
Principal Investigator: Leslie Curry, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Bradley, Ph.D.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $479,999

In the second phase of the STAAR evaluation, the evaluation team will identify changes in use of recommended practices for reducing readmissions, comparing baseline survey data with data collected one year later.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Project Title: Determinants of Spending Variation: The Roles of Price, Service Use, and Market Conditions in Texas
Principal Investigator: Luisa Franzini, Ph.D.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $250,790

This project will examine what drives trends and geographic variation in spending, prices, and use for the diverse populations covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the state’s largest commercial insurer, and by Medicare.

The George Washington University

Project Title: Medicare’s Future: Lessons from Medicare Advantage
Principal Investigator: Brian Biles, M.D., M.P.H.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $264,335

This project will address three topics that will likely continue to be the subject of intense debate: 1) proposals to transform Medicare into a “premium support” program; 2) interest on the part of the federal government and the states in enrolling Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibles into private plans; and 3) the impact of new policies that reduce Medicare overpayments to private plans and, for the first time, reward high-performing plans.

President and Fellows of Harvard College

Project Title: Evaluating the Impact of a Tiered Hospital Network on Costs
Principal Investigator: Michael Chernew, Ph.D.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $236,187

Using data from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, this project will assess how a tiered hospital network with large differences in cost-sharing between tiers affects choice of hospital, use of services, and prices.

Center for Health Policy Development, National Academy for State Health Policy

Project Title: Promoting Federal–State Collaboration to Achieve a High Performance Health System
Principal Investigator: Jill Rosenthal, M.P.H.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $234,183

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will develop a series of four one-day, invitation-only meetings to bring together officials in federal and state government. The purpose is twofold: to provide federal agencies with information and insights useful for developing and implementing payment and delivery system reforms, and to educate states about ways they can leverage federal resources and policies to bring about health system change.

Center for Studying Health System Change

Project Title: Understanding How Primary Care Teams in Medical Homes Develop and Function
Principal Investigator: Ann O’Malley, M.D., M.P.H.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $284,586

Teamwork is a core feature of the patient-centered medical home. When all members of a primary care practice work together as a team, patients’ access to care improves and clinicians and staff are more satisfied in their work.

Regents of the University of California

Project Title: Developing a Quality Framework for Medical Care Provided at Home
Principal Investigator: Christine Ritchie, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $101,539

This project will create a national network of health care providers, consumer and caregiver representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders to establish a common vision for what medical care at home can be and to develop appropriate quality metrics for such care.

The Commonwealth Fund

Project Title: Commonwealth Fund/Nuffield Trust International Conference on Quality Improvement and Delivery System Reform, 2013
Principal Investigator: Robin Osborn
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $75,000

The annual transatlantic forum on quality improvement sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and the United Kingdom’s Nuffield Trust provides a unique opportunity to build relationships among senior policymakers in the U.S. and the U.K., showcase innovations in quality improvement and health care delivery systems, and facilitate the exchange of ideas on what works and what does not.

Trustees of Dartmouth College

Project Title: Examining the Development of Accountable Care Organizations Serving Vulnerable Populations
Principal Investigator: Valerie Lewis, Ph.D.
Date Awarded: November 13, 2012
Award Amount: $199,627

This project will evaluate the extent to which safety-net health care providers are participating in ACOs, whether ACOs are improving the integration of safety-net systems, and how ACOs are incorporating behavioral health and community-based services in their models to better meet the needs of vulnerable individuals.