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CHIPRA Evaluation

Key Staff/Contact Info:

Bethany Lee
Associate Professor
blee@ssw.umaryland.edu
410-706-3809

John Cosgrove
Research Analyst
jcosgrove@ssw.umaryland.edu
410-706-4730

Co-Investigators:

Susan DosReis (University of Maryland School of Pharmacy)

Jill Farrell (University of Maryland School of Social Work)

Terry Shaw (University of Maryland School of Social Work)

Eric Slade (University of Maryland School of Medicine)

Collaborative Grantees: Maryland, Georgia and Wyoming

The CHIPRA independent evaluation that is being undertaken by Maryland, Georgia and Wyoming (the Collaborative) has been designed and will be overseen by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). The quality improvement framework that CHCS has developed for the three-state collaborative employs both collaborative-wide research questions and state-specific research questions. There are five collaborative-wide questions:

  1. Process Question:
    1. Did the states complete the processes necessary to successfully expand or implement the CME model?
  2. Impact Questions:
    1. Does the CME model result in increased access to home- and community-based services and supports for the target population?
    2. Does the CME model improve clinical and functional outcomes for children and youth who are enrolled in the CME?
    3. Does the CME model result in improved resiliency for the children, youth and families who are enrolled in the CME?
    4. Does the CME model reduce overall behavioral health service costs for the children and youth who are enrolled in the CME?

In Maryland, where a statewide CME model is in place, the research questions the independent evaluation will be designed to answer are:

  1. Does the CME model result in increased age- and clinically-appropriate use of medication?
  2. Does the CME model result in increased flexibility in service planning and provision?
  3. Does the CME model result in more efficient provision of support and treatment (e.g. reduced duplication of effort/financing)?
  4. Does the CME model result in families of the children and youth served having increased knowledge, awareness, access, and support?

Reports & Publications