Assessing the impact of access to insurance on the effect of childhood trauma on at-risk adults

This project will examine whether access to insurance positively impacts adult health outcomes for individuals who experienced childhood trauma. The project will build upon the Oregon Health Study, which, through a natural experiment, randomizes individuals to receive Medicaid through a lottery system necessitated because demand exceeded available coverage. The researchers will incorporate items from the Adverse Childhood Experiences questionnaire that measure childhood trauma into their surveys of lottery participants from their 2008 and 2011 panels. Deliverables for this project will include presentations, policy briefs, peer-review publications, and a final report.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $269,532.00

Awarded on: 11/22/2011

Time frame: 1/15/2012 - 1/14/2013

Grant Number: 69666


Providence Health & Services

P. O. Box 389672
Renton, 98138-9672


Bill J. Wright
Project Director