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  • 2017 Vermont Local Opinion Leaders Survey: Summary of Findings<br>Opinions Regarding Tobacco, Alcohol, and non-Medical Marijuana Prevention and Control Policies
    January, 2018 - This communication brief highlights the overarching findings and recommendations from the 2017 Local Opinion Leaders Survey in Vermont. The survey was focused on opinions of local leaders on issues related to alcohol, tobacco, and substance use across the state. The survey was expanded from the 2014 LOLS survey (conducted by ...
  • AETC Evaluation Implementation Contract Project Fact Sheet
    November, 2017 - This one-page fact sheets highlights JSI's evaluation work for the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC). JSI was contracted by HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau to assess the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) program’s existing National Evaluation Plan (NEP) and the Regional Evaluation Plans (REPs). The goal of the evaluation is ...
  • Assessing Hazards, Risks, And Vulnerabilities
    April, 2018 - JSI conducts risk assessments with local, regional, and state-level partners to examine risks to the health care, behavioral health, and public health systems. JSI works with clients to design and conduct risk assessments that meet CDC and ASPR requirements for hazard vulnerability assessments and facilitates action to address gaps identified ...
  • Building the Evidence for Domestic Violence Services and Interventions: Intermediate Health and Patient-Centered Outcomes
    July, 2017 - Since 2015, JSI has partnered with the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) to support strengthening the evidence base for the impact of DV programs in order to sustain DV services and interventions long-term. As part of this work, JSI conducted a literature review to determine the range of intermediate ...
  • Care Management Summary - Colorado Team-Based Care Initiative Change Package Tool
    May, 2017 - Care Management Summary from the Team-Based Care Initiative Change Package Toolkit. Ensuring patients who are at high risk or have complex needs are well cared for during and between office visits. Download (PDF, 160 KB) ...
  • Commentary on "Community Health Workers and the Changing Workforce." No More Opportunities Lost
    September, 2017 - The health care workforce in the United States is increasingly reliant on new and emergent health care professionals. Optimally, these varied professionals work in teams to deliver medical and prevention services. This article is a commentary on "Community Health Workers and the Changing Workforce." The authors believe that by ensuring ...
  • Domestic Violence Health Care Partnerships (DVHCP) Sustainability Primer
    June, 2017 - The Domestic Violence Health Care Partnerships (DVHCP) Sustainability Primer is a tool that will provide DVHCP partners guidance on three fundamental aspects of sustainability: Developing a value proposition Designing a funding approach Identifying funding sources. There is no one-size-fits-all approach or single, adequate source of funding. These materials and concepts ...
  • Emergency Response Exercise Design and Evaluation
    April, 2018 - JSI has worked with partners and clients to design, implement, and evaluate public health and health care-focused exercises for more than a decade. JSI's public health expertise and understanding of public health and health care emergency response ensures that our exercises hone in on those aspects of response that our ...
  • Health Homes Rate Setting Tool
    February, 2018 - The Health Home Rate Setting tool is designed to support health center leaders in considering the costs, staffing, and infrastructure needs associated with implementing Health Homes. Health Homes is the care management and care coordination program supported by DHCS for individuals with multiple chronic conditions; the program is expected to ...
  • Health Homes Rate Setting Tool - Guidance and Instructions
    February, 2018 - This guidance document accompanies the Health Homes Rate Setting Tool developed by John Snow, Inc. in 2017, with generous support from The California Endowment (TCE). The tool is designed to support health center leaders in considering the costs, staffing, and infrastructure needs associated with implementing Health Homes. Health Homes is ...
  • Identifying and Vaccinating Uninsured Adults - Strategies and Practices
    June, 2017 - The Identifying and Vaccinating Uninsured Adults guide assists state and local immunization programs and their partners in identifying and vaccinating uninsured and underinsured adults. This guide includes strategies, practices, and resources from 13 selected state immunization programs and their partners that have implemented activities or programs to improve access to ...
  • No Equity, No Triple Aim: Strategic Proposals to Advance Health Equity in a Volatile Policy Environment
    December, 2017 - Health professionals, including social workers, community health workers, public health workers, and licensed health care providers, share common interests and responsibilities in promoting health equity and improving social determinants of health—the conditions in which people live, work, play, and learn. This article summarize the underlying causes of health inequity and ...
  • Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive under Value-Based Payment
    March, 2018 - In California, CHCs serve more than 4 million people annually. Many CHCs in California and nationally are experimenting with strategies to improve and expand care, such as finding ways to integrate behavioral health, bolster team-based care, and proactively reach out to patients with unmet preventive or chronic care needs. In ...
  • Public Health and Health Care Emergency Plan Development
    April, 2018 - JSI staff have extensive experience working at the multi-state, state, local, and institutional-levels to develop emergency preparedness and response plans and continuity-of-operations plans. JSI uses a participatory approach to plan development and strengthening, drawing on the expertise and experience of multiple stakeholders to forge effective plans that reflect context and ...
  • Public Health and Health Care Preparedness Training
    April, 2018 - Since 2002, JSI has been applying training expertise to emergency preparedness, working at the local-to-national levels in the US and other countries to build response capacity. JSI has developed training and exercise programs that address emergency preparedness topics, including community preparedness, continuity of operations planning, emergency operations coordination, emergency public ...
  • Redesigning Primary Health Care Teams for Population Health and Quality Improvement
    May, 2017 - Over a the-year period, Penobscot Community Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Maine, implemented a primary care transformation initiative that redesigned its care teams and their workflows. Under this “Delegate Model,” Penobscot physicians assign tasks that they used to perform to trained care team medical assistants (CTMAs). The ...
  • Results from the 2017 Vermont Local Opinion Leaders Survey - Opinions Regarding Tobacco, Alcohol, and non-Medical Marijuana Prevention and Control Policy Options
    January, 2018 - This report contains results, findings, and recommendations from the 2017 Local Opinion Leaders Survey in Vermont. In 2014, The Vermont Tobacco Control Program (VTCP) and the Vermont Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADAP) sponsored a survey of local opinion leaders in Vermont (conducted by RTI). The primarily interview-based survey ascertained opinions ...
  • Rising Risk: An Overview of Identification and Intervention Approaches
    January, 2018 - This brief, produced with generous support from Blue Shield of California Foundation, explores the concept of rising risk in the health field. Given that it is well understood that a small group of “familiar faces” consume a disproportionate percentage of healthcare resources (the top 5% of patients are responsible for ...
  • Risk Adjustment's New Frontier: Social Determinants of Health
    June, 2017 - MassHealth is incorporating a new risk adjustment method as part of an important shift toward recognizing and ultimately addressing behavioral risk factors and social determinants of health. This short brief seeks to articulate why this development offers substantial promise. We also will attempt to demystify risk adjustment for non-experts. JSI, ...
  • Team Based Care: Joy in Practice
    March, 2018 - Examples to ensure all staff find meaning and fulfillment in their work while removing impediments to joy and preventing burnout Download (PDF, 146 KB) ...
  • The Benefits Divide: Workers at Lower-Wage Firms and Employer-Sponsored Insurance in Massachusetts
    August, 2017 - The low-wage workforce is growing, including in Massachusetts, leading to a greater disparity in health insurance coverage and health care access. In partnership with the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), JSI and CHIA developed this report to examine insurance hurdles facing lower-wage workers. 2017. Download (PDF, 915 KB) ...
  • Using Data to Manage Population Health Under Risk-Based Contracts
    June, 2017 - With value-based care, providers are increasingly being asked to take on more accountability, and in some cases financial risk, for cost and quality outcomes for a defined population. By reviewing this document, health centers can assess whether they are investing sufficiently in the clinical and administrative infrastructure and analytics to ...
  • Value-Based Payment Models for Community Health Centers. Time to (Cautiously) Take the Plunge?
    May, 2017 - In the current system, community Health centers (CHCs) provide care to all individuals, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, they are entitled to a set level of reimbursement that is linked to the cost of care for Medicaid patients (standard Medicaid rates are insufficient in many settings). CHCs ...

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