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  • "What I wish I had known about health plans when I worked at a health center...": Insights for Strategically Engaging with Public Medi-Cal Health Plans
    July, 2018 - California community health centers are an essential provider group in the Medi-Cal program, and Medi-Cal is the most important payer for a majority of health centers. As conversations around payment reform and care delivery transformation progress, health centers can benefit from better understanding “where plans are coming from.” To gather ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cause & Effect: The Interconnection of Social Issues and Domestic Violence
    November, 2018 - Domestic violence (DV) is frequently understood and responded to as an interpersonal issue. This research-based infographic places DV in a broader social context by depicting the pathways to and from DV and three social issues: economic instability, housing insecurity, and substance misuse. The graphic is intended to serve as a ...
  • Connecting Young Men to Reproductive and Sexual Health Services: A Toolkit for Trusted Adults
    June, 2018 - This toolkit is for youth-serving professionals that interact with young men aged 15-24. These professionals could include teachers, school counselors, boys and girls club counselors, probation officers, child welfare administrators, social workers, or substance abuse counselors. The focus of the toolkit is on how to deliver key messages to young ...
  • 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 ...
  • Engaging Young Men in Pregnancy Prevention: Making Referrals for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
    1-Day Training - Trainer’s Manual

    June, 2018 - This training can serve as a tool to open the doors for or supplement larger efforts to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services for young men and better integrate them into pregnancy prevention activities. [This is a good opportunity to insert information about initiatives, campaigns, or other work ...
  • Engaging Young Men in Pregnancy Prevention: Making Referrals for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services - PPT Template

    June, 2018 - This MS PowerPoint template can be used in training to increase the ability of youth-serving professionals to deliver 2-3 key sexual/reproductive health (SRH) messages to young men, ages 15-24, and refer them to SRH services. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Describe at least 2 ...
  • Food Access and Its Relationship to Perceived Walkability, Safety, and Social Cohesion
    June, 2018 - Understanding social inequalities in terms of neighborhood characteristics and the context to which individuals belong is important for reducing disparities. This article describes how perceptions of food access are related to three physical and social environmental factors: perceived neighborhood walkability, safety, and social cohesion. A cross-sectional survey was conducted of ...
  • Framing Paper: Opportunities for Medi-Cal to Support Community Health Initiatives
    May, 2018 - Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) and community health initiatives have a shared interest in improving the health of populations by addressing social determinants of health and improving health equity. Yet there are many barriers to collaboration and aligning resources across sectors including mismatched timeframes and difficulty ensuring that benefits accrue ...
  • Getting to Zero - Santa Clara County - Silicon Valley Year 2 Progress & Impact
    July, 2018 - This 2-page infographic highlights ongoing progress and impact in key focus areas of the Santa Clara County-Silicon Valley Getting to Zero campaign, in particular improving access to PrEP and PEP. Getting to Zero SCC-SV is a collaboration between Santa Clara County and other partners, including HIV service providers, healthcare organizations, ...
  • Guidance Document on Best Practices: Key Components for Delivering Community-Based Medication Assisted Treatment Services for Opioid Use Disorders in New Hampshire
    April, 2018 - In an effort to address the lack of capacity to treat opioid use disorders (OUDs), JSI on behalf of the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) convened a panel of practitioners including healthcare, behavioral health and specialty SUD treatment service providers ...
  • 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 ...
  • Insights from California's First Health Center-Led Medicare ACO
    July, 2018 - As the first and only health center-led Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California, and one of a growing number of provider-led safety-net ACOs nationwide, Redwood Community Care Organization (RCCO) is an early foray into accountable care in the safety net. ACOs represent a transformation that is considered an advanced ...
  • JSI APHA 2018 Presentation Schedule
    October, 2018 - Presentation schedule for the 2018 American Public Health Association conference Download (PDF, 294 KB) ...
  • Learning from implementation setbacks: Identifying and responding to contextual challenges
    March, 2018 - This article addresses organizational learning about implementation context during set backs to primary care redesign in an ambulatory system. The redesign expanded care teams and added a medical assistant assigned administrative and coordination tasks. It was expected to improve care efficiency, prevention and continuity through system-wide changes and program adjustments. ...
  • Lessons Learned from Implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Youth and Young Adults in Primary Care Settings
    May, 2018 - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (S*BI*RT) in pediatric practices normalizes conversations between youth and healthcare providers about alcohol and other substance use, and supports guidance about healthy behaviors. S*BI*RT also identifies youth ages 12-22 whose current use of addictive substances places them at risk for developing substance use ...
  • Loneliness in middle age and biomarkers of systemic inflammation: Findings from midlife in the United States
    July, 2018 - Middle-aged adults who are lonely have an elevated likelihood of death. Systemic inflammation may contribute to these increased odds. Using population-level data, this study tested if systemic inflammation is associated with loneliness in a broad age range of middle-aged adults in the United States. This study used data from the ...
  • NACHC Payment Reform Readiness Assessment Tool (Updated)
    August, 2018 - The updated Payment Reform Readiness Assessment Tool identifies key competency areas needed for successful health center engagement in payment reform models. It is not specific to one payer type or payment reform model. Rather, it is designed to capture core readiness areas that are needed for participation on in a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reducing Older Adult Asthma Disparities (ROAAD) Study Summary
    June, 2018 - This document provides a summary of the findings of the Reducing Older Adults Asthma (ROAAD) study. The ROAAD study was designed to mitigate challenges faced by older adult residents in MA, including, asthma self-management, the inability to afford medicine and multiple health problems, by bringing care and education directly to ...
  • Same-Visit Contraception: An Implementation Guide for Family Planning Providers
    July, 2018 - Providing contraceptive methods to clients at the same visit they request them can increase patient satisfaction and reduce the risk of unintended pregnancies. According to the 2016 U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, there is no medical reason to require clients to return for a follow-up visit or wait ...
  • Somerville Climate Forward
    November, 2018 - Somerville Climate Forward, Somerville’s first comprehensive climate change plan, is a set of implementable actions that will reduce Somerville’s contribution to climate change and prepare the City for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.his plan includes policies, programs, and strategies that work to accomplish the following:contribution to climate change and ...
  • Substance Use Treatment Planning in Rural Areas: Northern Penobscot County Integration Initiative (NPCII)
    October, 2018 - Northern Penobscot County Maine received a HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Grant to work as a coalition of partners to enhance substance use treatment services. The Northern Penobscot County (Maine) Integration Initiative (Network) collectively assessed the lack of local substance use services to support expanding services and strengthening the ...
  • 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) ...
  • Vermont Tobacco Control State Plan: Midway Report Card
    July, 2018 - The Midway Report Card provides a check-in on how Vermont is doing in reducing tobacco use and burden. The report card presents a summary of the Vermont Tobacco Control State Plan objectives, baseline values, 2020 target values (measures of success) and midway point values per data available as of spring ...
  • What "Moves" the Populations Most Likely to be Physically Inactive - Women and Older Adults? Evidence from Mueller, a Mixed-Use Neighborhood in Austin, Texas
    December, 2018 - Older age groups are less likely than their younger counterparts to be regularly active and women are even less active. Ecological models suggest that multiple levels of influence with each level influencing the next level impacts physical activity behaviors. It was found that behavior-specific physical activity, as well as total ...
  • Widening the Lens: The Bi-directional Pathways between Domestic Violence and Social Factors
    November, 2018 - One in three women will experience domestic violence (DV) in her lifetime. DV is frequently understood and responded to as an interpersonal issue, but there is significant research demonstrating the relationship between DV and a range of social issues. This brief provides a synthesis of the research connecting three interrelated ...

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