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On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
December 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This paper analyzes the effect of the Massachusetts health care reform on reported health care utilization and outcomes by both synthesizing the existing research and providing new evidence using the National Health Interview Survey.
August 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Dharma Cortés, and fellow researchers, found that rates of coverage increased dramatically for Hispanics in Massachusetts after the state's reforms, but disparities remain.
July 1, 2011 | Journal Article
This article examines the effect of children on household indoor smoking policies. Since the primary source of secondhand smoke for children is in the home, it is important to understand how families with children address household smoking.
January 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
A collection of maps visually present data on the health characteristics and experiences of children in Boston.
January 1, 2009 | Report
This report presents accounts from a qualitative study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that examined the personal experiences and financial impact of the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act (Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006) among low-income Latinos.
The Impact of Trauma Exposure and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Healthcare Utilization Among Primary Care Patients
April 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an urban primary care population is associated with a doubling of the number of hospitalizations and over twice the utilization of mental health resources. PTSD was not, however, associated with higher emergency department use or outpatient visits.
December 1, 2007 | Journal Article
This study examines the degree to which parents serve as information intermediaries in children referred from community practice to an academic referral center, as well as both parent and physician attitudes to their performing this role.
October 1, 2006 | Journal Article
When primary care physicians refer children to specialty physicians, it is important that the physicians communicate effectively with each other in order to provide patients with optimal care. Though pediatricians have identified lack of communicati ...
A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Community-Based Case Management in Insuring Uninsured Latino Children
December 1, 2005 | Journal Article
Latino children run the highest risk of being uninsured in the United States; 21 percent lack health insurance. The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was founded in 1997 to provide coverage to uninsured children. Past studies have es ...
April 19, 2005 | Journal Article
The complexity of the United States health care delivery system presents specific difficulties for the provision of coordinated care. In 2003, the RWJF Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program began a review of the state of coordinated care and implications for the future of generalist research, education and practice.