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MA Shortage Designation and Technical Assistance

We will support the assessment, development, and updates of Medical, Dental, and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) for Massachusetts. JSI continues to build upon work initially done which supports the development of a state-wide map of access related data using GIS technology and claims to assess needs throughout the…


Vermont Foodbank Strategic Evaluation Planning

JSI will engage the Vermont Foodbank leadership and staff in a participatory process to inform development of a strategic evaluation plan. The plan will define priority outcomes and measures for the Vermont Foodbank. It will serve as a roadmap to guide the organization's future evaluation initiatives and inform planning and action, demonstrate effectiveness and achievements, assess…


Evaluating Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds (HBHM) in Rhode Island

Washington County is a federally designated mental health shortage area with the highest suicide rate and binge drinking rates (across all age groups) in Rhode Island. Local individuals presenting with problems of depression/anxiety, suicidal ideation, drug overdose, alcohol intoxication, and bipolar disorder flood the local hospital emergency departments which offer no onsite psychiatric services. Healthy…


HRSA Center for Excellence Behavioral Health Technical Assistance

The HRSA Center for Excellence Behavioral Health Technical Assistance (COE for BHTA) was a centralized training and technical assistance center to support HRSA-funded grantees to integrate substance use and mental health (behavioral health) services in primary care settings. Integrated behavioral health and primary care services lead to better health outcomes for people with multiple health care…


Aligning Systems Research

JSI, in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center, is conducting a rapid investigation to inform the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Systems for Health initiative. The majority of multi-sector health initiatives identify a set of four principles – or core components – that are similar to what is described in the Aligning for Health…


Chronic Disease Evaluation Project

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's (MDPH) Bureau of Community Health and Prevention has selected JSI to provide evaluation support for two CDC grants (1815: Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke and 1817: Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes, Heart Disease, and…


Partnerships for Success

We are partnering with The Opportunity Alliance to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of youth substance misuse and its related problems in Cumberland County, Maine. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this five-year grant will support community building and partnership with schools in high-risk communities. This grant is…


NYS SNAP-Ed Training Assistance

We are providing training and technical assistance on the NYS SNAP-ED policy, system and environmental change (PSE) strategy implementation. The overarching goal of all SNAP-Ed activities is to promote health and prevent and/or postpone the onset of diet-related chronic disease among the SNAP population by providing nutrition education and obesity prevention services. SNAP-Ed consists of three complementary…


Maternal Alcohol and Marijuana Awareness and Proactive Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary Education

In 2018-2019, we launched the “Today is For Me.” campaign through funding provided by the NH Charitable Foundation (NHCF). The “Today is For Me” campaign was developed to address two aims: Successfully launch a social marketing campaign tailored to women who are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or of childbearing age and, Assess the current…


Young Adult Binge Drinking & Marijuana Prevention: A Partnership for Success

In 2019, we evaluated the Binge-Free 603: What’s Your Reason? campaign for re-launch. Additional creative was produced after the second round of market research was conducted. The campaign launched in 2019 on digital and social (https://bingefree603.org/). A campaign variation was added for adults 18-24 and 25-64 "Sober Curious". Evaluation of both campaigns will be conducted…


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