The Safety Net Assessment Project: Effects of public policy, the health care market, and social and economic factors on access to care for uninsured

The purpose of this project is to study barriers to access and assess their effects on utilization and other access measures (access outcomes). The project is coordinated with a companion project undertaken by the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Using data from the National Health Interview Survey, combined with data on community characteristics that reflect public policy, marketplace, and social environmental factors, the researchers will measure and compare access for 35 to 40 cities. For a subset of cities, the researchers will measure changes in access over time. In addition, the research team will undertake a synthesis of community studies that have addressed access to care/safety net issues in order to analyze what has been learned to date and identify the implications for program development and other interventions. The project will result in publications for both an academic and a broad policy audience.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $256,359.00

Awarded on: 9/24/1999

Time frame: 10/1/1999 - 2/28/2001

Grant Number: 36499


University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research

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Los Angeles, 90024-3801