The mission of the Center for Health Care Research and Policy is to:
- Improve our population’s health by conducting research that examines access to health care, increases the quality of health care services, and informs health policy and practice, including policies related to the social determinants of health, and
- Lead educational programs that promote these goals.
WCPN 90.3 Ideastream recently featured the improving care of diabetes and high blood pressure reported by the Better Health Partnership. Visit here for more on Better Health Partnership (formerly Better Health Greater Cleveland) and its Summer 2015 report.featured, here
In the summer and fall of 2015, Thomas E. Love, Ph.D., is giving a set of six one-day traveling courses for the American Statistical Association, entitled “Using Propensity Scores to Effectively Design and Analyze Observational Studies.” The first workshop was May 29, 2015 for the Northeastern Illinois chapter, in the Chicago area. Subsequent workshops will Read More
Due to the overlap of symptoms in clinical depression and multiple sclerosis, clinicians and researchers can be misled when caring for patients with MS who report fatigue and functional or cognitive impairment. Seeking to disentangle these complex relationships to improve care, Center faculty Douglas Gunzler, PhD, Adam Perzynski, PhD, Steven Lewis, MS, MBA, along with Read More
Center member Shari Bolen, MD, MPH and colleagues recently performed a systematic review of over 100 studies of Òpatient activationÓ strategies for adults with diabetes, and found that these programs improve blood sugar control almost as much as taking a diabetes medication. The study team also found improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. Interventions Read More