July 2008

Grant Results

SUMMARY

Beginning with a 1997 planning grant, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created and supported the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, an initiative within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. The center's mission is to inform, support and stimulate state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation.

Key Results

  • The Center for State Health Policy provided research, program evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance to the New Jersey legislature and state agencies, federal agencies, and state and national health care organizations. The center's core areas of research include long-term care; access and coverage; health and long-term-care workforce; and health system performance improvement.
  • The center produced 73 peer-reviewed journal articles, 120 research reports, 82 short-format briefs and six chart books (collections of tables and diagrams on specific health topics).
  • The center built a state and national reputation as a respected, nonpartisan source of evidence-based information and analysis on health policy.

Funding
RWJF provided a total of $11,099,612 in unsolicited funding for the project under two grants from 1997 to 2006.

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THE PROBLEM

States have growing responsibility for organizing and financing health care, overseeing managed care and long-term care and ensuring public health. To fulfill this mandate, they need sound empirical data and analysis.

In the late 1990s, New Jersey lacked an independent entity that could perform health care research, develop evidence-based policy options and advise policy makers. Rutgers, the State University, made developing expertise in state health policy a priority.

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RWJF STRATEGY

Some 7 percent of RWJF's grantmaking goes to its home state of New Jersey. In 2007, this amounted to $33.70 million for programs in New Brunswick and the surrounding Middlesex County communities as well as health initiatives throughout the state.

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THE PROJECT

The goal of the project was to study the need for, plan and launch a health policy center in New Jersey.

Planning Activities

Under the first grant (ID# 032101), from 1997 to 1998, staff at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers, directed by David Mechanic, Ph.D., conducted interviews and focus groups with state and national health policy stakeholders on the need for a state center for health policy. Interviewees included:

Project staff found that:

  • Resource constraints limited the state's ability to perform its own health policy research. State officials therefore relied on information from private consulting firms and health policy stakeholders, which is subject to significant bias.
  • Pressure to act on hot-button issues often drives decision-making on state health care policy, and policy-makers have little opportunity to anticipate or address longer-term concerns.

In a proposal to RWJF, the Rutgers institute suggested creating a center for State Health Policy at Rutgers. Numerous New Jersey officials and health care providers submitted letters of support for the proposal, and 70 Rutgers faculty members in a range of disciplines indicated their intent to contribute to the center's work. Rutgers agreed to contribute $300,000 a year to the center, and to fund the position of director.

Rutgers Establishes the Policy Center

Under the second grant (ID# 034067), Rutgers launched the Center for State Health Policy within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research in 1999. Among the center's core objectives were to:

  • Conduct research on key health issues in New Jersey and other states, and disseminate that research through policy reports and briefings.
  • Develop a database on health care coverage, service performance and health status among New Jersey residents.
  • Provide quick-response consultation and policy analysis to state legislators and other policy-makers.
  • Develop a national forum for innovative state health care policy.
  • Create a regional network of state health care policy experts and collaborators.

Project staff hired a director for the center, Joel C. Cantor, Sc.D., who also is a tenured Rutgers professor; hired policy analysts and other researchers; and established Rutgers-based advisory committees and a national advisory board. Staff members initiated projects that tapped Rutgers faculty experts in aging, maternal and child health, long-term care, disease prevention and health care reform. Project staff also solicited other funding for the center's work. The Web site lists faculty and staff.

Communications

The center produced peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, policy briefs and chart books. Center staff also testified frequently before the state legislature, gave presentations at national conferences, and created a Web site. See the Bibliography for details.

Other Funding

The center received $25.1 million in other funding during the grant period. Funders included:

  • Federal agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ($9,942,073).
  • The State of New Jersey ($6.5 million).
  • Rutgers University (a $1.5 million fund plus support for the director's position).
  • Nonprofit organizations and private companies.

See the Appendix for a complete list.

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RESULTS

In reports to RWJF, project staff cited the following results:

  • The Center for State Health Policy provided research, program evaluation, policy analysis and technical assistance to the New Jersey legislature, state agencies, federal agencies and state and national health care organizations. Among the center's clients and partners:
    This work focused on health care disparities and outcomes in four core areas:
    • Access to health care and insurance coverage
    • Long-term care and support systems
    • The health care workforce
    • The performance of health care systems.

    Forty-six of the center's projects targeted New Jersey. Examples included:
    • Health Insurance Market Reform. The center studied the causes of a long-term decline in the state's individual health insurance market, hosted expert panels on market reform and reinsurance options to make health care more affordable and simulated the impact of various options for reform.
    • Uninsured Children. The chair of the legislature's Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee asked the center for information on uninsured children in New Jersey. The committee used the resulting information to propose an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and to launch an initiative called full-cost buy-in, which allows families above the SCHIP income threshold to purchase insurance at the state's cost.
    • Funding for Community Health Centers. The Department of Health and Senior Services asked the center to investigate new options for funding federally qualified community health centers, which care for the uninsured. Center staff developed and simulated the impact of different funding formulas, and briefed health centers and their trade association on a more equitable system.
    • Long-Term-Care Reform. The center provided technical assistance to the state legislature in its efforts to reform funding for long-term care. This work led to the Independence, Dignity and Choice in Long-Term Care Act of 2006, which shifts Medicaid funding for long-term care from nursing homes to community-based options.

    The New Jersey-focused projects included surveys to expand the database of information on health care in the state. For example:
    • New Jersey Family Health Survey, fielded in January 2002, tracked 2,256 families composed of 6,466 individuals. The survey investigated the number and characteristics of uninsured residents, their length of time without coverage and the factors that predict lack of coverage.
    • New Jersey State Physician Census, fielded in June 2002, gathered data on the activities of doctors in active practice. Analysts have used the information to study topics such as the role of physicians in serving uninsured and Medicaid patients.
  • The center hosted numerous seminars at the State House in Trenton, health policy conferences, expert panels and national policy summits. Examples included:
    • A seminar at the State House in 2002 on best practices for reporting medical errors that drew 40 attendees from 10 state organizations, co-hosted with the Office of Legislative Services.
    • A conference in 2003 in Trenton on developing inclusive and sustainable health insurance markets, attended by 100 researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders representing 60 organizations from six states.
    • A national summit in 2004 in Philadelphia on implementing the Medicare Part D pharmacy benefit, attended by 114 state pharmacy directors, researchers and health care administrators from states across the country.
  • The center produced 73 peer-reviewed journal articles, 120 research reports, 82 issue briefs and 6 chart books. See the Bibliography for details.
  • The center prepared young scholars to pursue health-related disciplines by engaging undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in its work, and providing both financial and educational support. Specifically:
    • Each summer the center mentored interns and provided data resources for Project L/Earn, an intensive program based at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research that trains minority undergraduates in health services research.
    • The center provided graduate assistantships for students in public policy, public health and social sciences, and supported a year-long position for a Project L/Earn graduate who showed particular interest and talent in health policy research.
  • The center built a state and national reputation as a respected, nonpartisan source of evidence-based information and analysis on health policy. In New Jersey, legislators and officials rely on the center to assess health care challenges and develop new initiatives despite political turnover, according to center director Cantor. For example:
    • The administration of Governor Jon Corzine cited the center's input in proposing its health policy agenda, and Cantor chaired a task force for the Office of the Governor on state health spending.
    • At least 11 pieces of state legislation have named the center to a formal role in health policy, or asked it to nominate members of state commissions and task forces.

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LESSONS LEARNED

  1. When launching a policy research organization, secure core financial support as well as project-based funding. Social entrepreneurs often try to start nonprofit organizations with only project-specific funds. However, such funds "can never cover the costs of the work we do," according to Cantor. For example, when a state senator asked for information on uninsured children within two weeks, the center could pursue the needed research without writing a grant proposal. (Project Director/Cantor)

    Core funding also enables a nonpartisan organization to establish its credibility as an unbiased source of information amid the turbulence of state politics. (Project Director/Cantor)
  2. Listen to the questions policy makers ask, and answer them directly. Academic researchers often want to ask cutting-edge questions, and publish the answers mainly in peer-reviewed journals. However, rather than seeking breakthrough ideas, public officials often want to understand how to apply existing knowledge to particular policy decisions. "That's not glorious, but it builds trust and moves a debate forward," according to Cantor. (Project Director/Cantor)

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AFTER THE GRANT

RWJF made a four-year, $3-million renewal grant (ID# 051602) to the center to support it through 2010. The center also received $2,475,700 from RWJF for specific projects, and more than $1 million from other funders, as of March 2008. See the Appendix for a complete list of funders.

The center's work will include conducting a second New Jersey Family Health Survey in 2008, and developing the capacity to support state policy in obesity prevention.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Establishment of a New Jersey Health Policy Center

Grantee

Rutgers , the State University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (New Brunswick,  NJ)

  • Planning the Establishment of a Center for State Health Policy in New Jersey
    Amount: $ 100,000
    Dates: September 1997 to December 1998
    ID#:  032101

  • Establishment of a New Jersey Health Policy Center
    Amount: $ 10,999,612
    Dates: January 1999 to December 2006
    ID#:  034067

Contact

Margaret Koller
(732) 932-4655
mkoller@ifh.rutgers.edu

Web Site

http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu

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APPENDICES


Appendix 1

Other Funders of the Center for State Health Policy

During the Grant, 1997–2006:

  • AARP: $45,000
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: $1,943,424 (federal)
  • Allies, Inc.: $7,000
  • American Nurses Foundation: $9,973
  • Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services: $150,000
  • California Healthcare Foundation: $10,360
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: $362,009 (federal)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: $9,942,073 (federal)
  • Commonwealth Fund: $869,625
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: $569,184
  • Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers-Newark: $15,000
  • Council of New Jersey Grantmakers: $25,000
  • Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey: $125,000
  • Health Resources and Services Administration: $1,922,701 (federal)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey: $57,952
  • Institute for Future of Aging/American: $113,522
  • Johnson & Johnson: $453,180
  • Kaiser Family Foundation: $75,000
  • National Alzheimer's Association: $30,000
  • National Institutes of Health: $10,000
  • National Patient Safety Foundation: $99,984
  • New Brunswick Tomorrow: $22,000
  • New Jersey Aging Foundation: $4,037
  • New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities: $95,390
  • N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance: $141,340
  • N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services: $3,395,541
  • N.J. Department of Human Services: $432,921
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Human Services: $200,000 (federal)
  • Parker Memorial Home: $50,000
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: $4,366,007 (specific projects)
  • Rutgers Academic Excellence Fund: $32,000
  • Rutgers University: $1.5 million in "transitional support," funding for the center director as a tenured faculty member and $5,000 for a specific project
  • Saint Barnabas Health System: $28,000
  • State of South Carolina: $38,358
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: $6,751
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: $335,987 (federal)

After the Grant, as of March 2008:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: $264,070 (federal)
  • Commonwealth Fund: $281,625
  • Hartford Foundation: $97,695
  • Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey: $123,700
  • National Institutes of Health: $8,138
  • N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance: $110,656
  • N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services: $50,040
  • N.J. Department of Human Services: $94,743
  • Rutgers Community Health Foundation: $9,942
  • Rutgers University: continued funding of center director as a tenured faculty member

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Books

Monheit AC and Cantor JC (eds.). State Health Insurance Market Reform: Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Health Insurance Markets. London: Routledge, 2004.

Book Chapters

Billings J and Cantor JC. "Access." In Health Care Delivery in the United States, 7th edition, Kovner AR and Jonas S (eds.). New York: Springer, 2002.

Cantor JC. "Local Data Collection Strategies for the Health Care Safety Net." In Tools for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, Rockville, Md.: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2003.

Donatiello JE. "Advisory Commission on the Status of Women." In Encyclopedia of New Jersey, Lurie MN and Mappen M (eds.). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Donatiello JE. "Division on Women." In Encyclopedia of New Jersey, Lurie MN and Mappen M (eds.). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Reinhard SC. "The Work of Caregiving: What Do ADLs and IADLs Tell Us?" In Family Caregivers on the Job: Moving Beyond ADLs and IADLs, Levine C (ed.). New York: United Hospital Fund, 2004.

Reinhard SC. "State Government: 50 Paths to Policy." In Policy and Politics: A Handbook for Nurses, Mason DJ, Leavitt JK and Chafee MW (eds.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2002.

Reinhard SC. "Nursing's Role in Family Caregiver Support." In Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses, Doka KJ and Davidson JD (eds.). Washington: Hospice Foundation of America, 2001.

Reinhard SC, Grossman J and Piren K. "Advocacy and the Advanced Practice Nurse." In Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials for Role Development, Lucille AJ (ed.). Philadelphia: FA Davis Company, 2003.

Articles

Bader E, Scala-Foley MA, Weiss J, Caruso JT and Reinhard SC. "Medicare Consumer Rights: Appealing a Denial of Coverage." American Journal of Nursing, 104(3): 70–72, 2004.

Baker LC, Cantor JC, Long SH and Marquis MS. "HMO Market Penetration and Costs of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans." Health Affairs, 19(5): 121-128, 2000.

Benson JM, Cantor JC, Lynn J and Teno LJ. "National Perspective on Dying in America: Does Place of Death Matter?" Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 48(Suppl.): S230–S231, 2000.

Billings J, Mijanovich T, Frankel T and Cantor JC. "Analysis of Selection Effects in New York City's Medicaid Managed Care Population Prior to Mandatory Enrollment." Journal of Urban Health, 77(4): 625–644, 2000.

Bozeman B and Pandey SK. "Public Management Decision Making: Effects of Decision Content." Public Administration Review, 64(5): 542–554, 2004.

Cantor JC. "Strategies Designed to Foster Continuity of Care are Unlikely to Improve Health Behavior." Evidence-Based Health Policy, 2(4): 48, 2000.

Cantor JC, Blustein J, Carlson MJ and Gould DA. "Next-of-Kin Perceptions of Physician Responsiveness to Symptoms of Hospitalized Patients Near Death." Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(4): 531–541, 2003.

Cantor JC, Haslanger K and DeGuire K. "Health Care Plan Responses to Medicaid Managed Care Policy in New York City." Managed Care Quarterly, 8: 39–47, 2000.

Caruso JT, Scala-Foley MA, Archer D and Reinhard SC. "PA Medicare House Call." American Journal of Nursing, 104(7): 71–72, 2004.

DeHart-Davis L and Pandey SK. "Red Tape and Public Employees: Does Perceived Rule Dysfunction Alienate Managers?" Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 15(1): 133–148, 2004.

DeLia D. "Annual Bed Statistics Give a Misleading Picture of Hospital Surge Capacity." Annals of Emergency Medicine, 48(4): 384–388, 2006.

DeLia D. "Caring for the New Uninsured: Hospital Charity Care for Older People Without Coverage." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54(12): 1933–1936, 2006.

DeLia D. "Distributional Issues in the Analysis of Preventable Hospitalizations." Health Services Research, 38(6): 1761–1780, 2003.

DeLia D, Cantor JC and Duck E. "Productivity versus Training in Primary Care: Analysis of Hospitals and Health Canters in New York City." Inquiry, 39(3): 314–326, 2002.

DeLia D, Cantor JC and Sandman D. "Medicaid Managed Care in New York City: Recent Performance and Ensuing Challenges." American Journal of Public Health, 91(3): 458–460, 2001.

DeLia D, Hall A, Prinz T and Billings J. "What Matters to Low-Income Patients in Ambulatory Care Facilities?" Medical Care Research and Review, 61(3): 352–375, 2004.

Donatiello JE, Droese PW and Kim SH. "A Selected, Annotated List of Materials that Support the Development of Policies Designed to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities." Journal of the Medical Library Association, 92(2): 257–265, 2004.

Duck E, DeLia D and Cantor JC. "Primary Care Productivity and Health Care Safety Net in New York City." Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 24(1): 1–14, 2001.

Fox K, Trail TE, Frankford DM and Crystal S. "State Pharmacy Discount Programs: A Viable Mechanism for Addressing Prescription Drug Affordability?" New York University Annual Survey of American Law, 60(2): 187–239, 2004.

Frankford DM. "Book Review Editor's Introduction to Review Symposium: Vulnerable Populations." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 27(1): 109–110, 2002.

Frankford DM. "Regulating Managed Care: Pulling the Tails to Wag the Dog." Journal of Politics, Policy and Law, 24(5): 1191–1200, 1999.

Frankford DM, Patterson MA and Konrad TR. "Transforming Practice Organizations to Foster Lifelong Learning and Commitment to Medical Professionalism." Academic Medicine, 75(7): 708–717, 2000.

Futrell M, Soulnier C and Reinhard SC. "Formal Caregiving in Home Care." Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 27(1): 47–49, 2001.

Gaboda D and Trail TE. "Survey Results of DDD Consumers in Medicaid HMOs." Healthy Times, 15(2): 1, 2004.

Hempstead K. "Immigration, Migration, and State Redistributive Expenditures." Growth and Change, 32(1): 23–42, 2001.

Hempstead K, Bresnitz E, Howell-White S, Crabtree D and Scotto Rosato N. "Use of State Regulation for Adult Vaccination." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 26(4): 311–314, 2004.

Hoover DR, Crystal S, Kumar R, Sambamoorthi U and Cantor JC. "Medical Expenditures During the Last Year of Life: Findings from the 1992–96 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey." Health Services Research, 37(6): 1625–1642, 2002.

Howell-White S, Gaboda D, Scotto Rosato N and Lucas JA. "Creating Needs-Based Tiered Models for Assisted Living Reimbursement." Gerontologist, 46(3): 334–343, 2006.

Levine C, Reinhard SC, Friss Feinberg L, Albert S and Hart A. "Family Caregivers on the Job: Moving Beyond ADLs and IADLs." Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, Winter: 17–23, 2004.

Lucas JA, Avi-Itzhak T, Robinson JP, Morris CG, Koren MJ and Reinhard SC. "Continuous Quality Improvement as an Innovation: Which Nursing Facilities Adopt It?" Gerontologist, 45(1): 68–77, 2005.

Markey CN. "Culture and the Development of Eating Disorders: A Tripartite Model." Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 12(2): 139–156, 2004.

Markey CN, Markey PM and Birch LL. "Understanding Women's Body Satisfaction: The Role of Husbands." Sex Roles, 51(3/4): 209–216, 2004.

Markey CN, Markey PM, Schneider C and Brownlee S. "Marital Status and Health Beliefs: Different Relations for Men and Women." Sex Roles: An International Journal of Research, 53(5/6): 443–445, 2005.

Mechanic D and Reinhard SC. "Contribution of Nurses to Health Policy: Challenges and Opportunities." Nursing and Health Policy Review, 1(1): 7–15, 2002.

Miller JE, Gaboda D, Cantor JC, Videon TM and Diaz Y. "Demographics of Disenrollment from SCHIP: Evidence from NJ KidCare." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 15(1): 113–126, 2004.

Miller JE, Gaboda D and Davis DA. "Early Childhood Chronic Illness: Comparability of Maternal Reports and Medical Records." Vital and Health Statistics, 2(131): 1–10, 2001.

Monheit AC, Cantor JC, Koller M and Fox K. "Community Rating and Sustainable Individual Health Insurance Markets: Trends in the New Jersey Individual Health Coverage Program." Health Affairs, 23(4): 167–175, 2004.

Moynihan DP and Pandey SK. "Testing How Management Matters in an Era of Government by Performance Management." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 15(3): 421–439, 2005.

Pandey SK. "Assessing State Efforts to Meet Baby Boomers' Long-Term Care Needs: A Case Study in Compensatory Federalism." Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 14(3/4): 161–179, 2002.

Pandey SK and Cantor JC. "The Changing Profile of the Urban Uninsured: Exploring Implications of Rise in the Number of Moderate Income Uninsureds." Journal of Urban Health, 81(1): 135–149, 2004.

Philips JA, Miller JE, Cantor JC and Gaboda D. "Content or Composition: What Explains Variation in SCHIP Disenrollment?" Health Services Research, 29(4): 865–885, 2004.

Reinhard SC. "Medicare's Preventive Services." American Journal of Nursing, 104(5): 32–34, 2004.

Reinhard SC, Rosswurm, MA and Robinson KM. "Policy Recommendations for Family Caregiver Support." Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 26(1): 47–49, 2000.

Reinhard SC, Scala-Foley MA, Caruso JT and Archer D. "Medicare Savings Programs: Helping Those on Medicare Pay for Health Care." American Journal of Nursing, 104(6): 62–64, 2004.

Reinhard SC and Stone R. "Promoting Quality in Nursing Homes: The Wellspring Model." Commonwealth Fund-Field Notes, 1–12, 2000.

Reinhard SC, Young HM, Kane RA and Quinn WV. "Nurse Delegation of Medication Administration for Older Adults in Assisted Living." Nursing Outlook, 54(2): 74–80, 2006.

Rosenbaum SR, Frankford DM, Moore B and Borzi P. "Who Should Determine When Health Care is Medically Necessary?" New England Journal of Medicine, 340(3): 229–232, 1999.

Scala-Foley MA, Caruso JT, Archer D and Reinhard SC. "Medicare's Hospice Benefits: When Cure Is No Longer the Goal, Medicare Will Cover Palliative Care." American Journal of Nursing, 104(9): 66–67, 2004.

Scala-Foley MA, Caruso JT, Archer D and Reinhard SC. "Medicare's Preventive Services: Medicare Offers Beneficiaries an Ounce of Prevention." American Journal of Nursing, 104(4): 73–75, 2004.

Scala-Foley MA, Caruso JT, Bader E and Reinhard SC. "Medicare's Hidden Price Tag: Patients Should Know About Supplemental Insurance and the Specifics of Coverage." American Journal of Nursing, 104(5): 32–34, 2004.

Scala-Foley MA, Caruso JT, Ramos R and Reinhard SC. "Making Sense of Medicare: Medicare Eligibility, Enrollment, and Coverage." American Journal of Nursing, 104(2): 70–72, 2004.

Scala-Foley MA, Caruso JT, Ramos R and Reinhard SC. "Making Sense of Medicare: The Top 10 Myths About Medicare." American Journal of Nursing, 104(1): 34–35, 2004.

Scott PG and Pandey SK. "Red Tape and Public Service Motivation." Review of Public Personnel Administration, 25(2): 155–180, 2005.

Scotto Rosato N and Schmitz MF. "Valued Characteristics of Children in a Changing Social Environment." Families in Society, 87(2): 277–284, 2006.

Sia J, Paul S, Martin RM and Cross H. "HIV Infection and Zidovudine Use in Childbearing Women." Pediatrics, 114(6): e707–e712, 2004.

Steinberg MB, Alvarez, MS, Delnevo CD, Kaufman I and Cantor JC. "Disparity of Physicians' Utilization of Tobacco Treatment Services." American Journal of Health Behavior, 30(4): 375–386, 2006.

Tiedemann AM. "Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life." Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 34(5): 486–487, 2005.

Weiss J, Caruso JT, Scala-Foley MA and Reinhard SC. "Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Benefits." American Journal of Nursing, 104(8): 65–67, 2004.

Weiss E, Haslanger K and Cantor JC. "Accessibility of Primary Care Services in Safety Net Clinics in New York City." American Journal of Public Health, 91(8): 1240–1245, 2001.

Reports

2006

Belloff D and Fox K. Design and Enrollment in Premium Support Programs for Low Income Populations: State Interviews and New Jersey Data Simulations. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Belloff D, Koller M, Monheit AC and Abramo J. Issue Brief: New Jersey's Small Group Health Insurance Market. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Belloff D and Marquis MS. Full-Cost Buy-In Options for Optimizing Coverage Through NJ FamilyCare. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Brownlee S, Cantor JC, Sia J, Huang C and Abramo J. Facts & Findings: Availability of Physician Services in New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Cantor JC, Brownlee S and Huang C. Availability of Physician Services in New Jersey: 2001–2005. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Cantor JC, Guarnaccia P, Brownlee S, Schneider C and Nova J. Health and Health Care of New Brunswick's Children: A Chartbook. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Cook ME and Cantor JC. White Paper on Cardiovascular Disease in New Jersey: Review of Current Strategies and Opportunities. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Cook ME and Howell-White S. Delaware Passport to Independence: An Analysis of Programs and Services Provided (2003–2005). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

DeLia D. Potentially Avoidable Use of Hospital Emergency Departments in New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

DeLia D and Belloff D. Disparity in Health Insurance Coverage: Urban Versus Non-Urban Areas of New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Fox K, Sia J and Crystal S. Coordinating Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits with Existing State Pharmacy Assistance Programs: Partnership or Crowd-Out? New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Jones T, Brownlee S, Cantor JC and Abramo J. Facts & Findings: The Impact of Health Attitudes on Health-Seeking Behavior and Health. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Jones T, Brownlee S, Weiss E, Cantor JC and Abramo J. Facts & Findings: New Jersey Physician Participation in Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Monheit AC, Cantor JC and Banerjee P. Assessing Policy Options for the Non-Group Health Insurance Market: Simulation of the Impact of Modified Community Rating in the New Jersey Individual Health Coverage Program. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Pushman J, Cantor JC and Abramo J. Issue Brief: New Jersey Policy on Advance Directives and Options for the Future. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Schneider C and Nova J. Dental Health of New Brunswick's Children: A Chartbook. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Scotto Rosato N, Howell-White and Abramo J. Issue Brief: Analysis of the 2001 New Jersey State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) Data. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

Scotto Rosato N and Lucas JA. Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and/or Mental Retardation in Adult Day Health Services: Perspectives from Several States and New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2006.

2005

Chase S, Howell-White S and Avery S. The New Jersey Capacity Building for Health and Disability Project. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

DeLia D, Schneider C and Koller M. The Low-Income Uninsured in New Jersey: Chartbook 2. New Brunswick, N.J.: State of New Jersey Department of Human Services in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

Fox K, Sia J, Reinhard SC and Abramo J. Role for Research in Assessing the Impact of Medicare Part D Implementation on States and Low-Income Enrollees in Medicaid and Pharmacy Assistance Programs. Issue Brief. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

Howell-White S and Scotto Rosato N. Examination of Universal Vaccine Purchasing States and New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

Miller JE, Gaboda D, Trail TE and Cantor JC. Findings from the 2003 New Jersey Family Health Survey-New Jersey FamilyCare Supplement. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

Monheit AC, Cantor JC and Banerjee P. Assessing Policy Options for the Non-Group Health Insurance Market: Simulation of the Impact of Modified Community Rating in the New Jersey Individual Health Coverage Program. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

Scotto Rosato N, Lucas JA and Howell-White S. State Adult Day Health Services Programs: A National Profile 2001–2002. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2005.

2004

Alvarez MS, Brownlee S, Glickman LJ, Koller M, Trail TE and Cantor JC. Facts & Findings: Helping Patients Quit Smoking: The Role of New Jersey Physicians. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Belloff D and Fox K. Maximizing Enrollment in the Premium Support Program: Results from Employer Interviews. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Cantor JC, Brownlee S, Glickman LJ, Koller M and Schneider C. Facts & Findings: Advance Care Planning in New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Cantor JC, Glickman LJ, Koller M, Schneider C and Brownlee S. Facts & Findings: Non-Group Health Insurance in New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Davis DA, Chase S and Hucul O. Pilot Study of County Resources Phase Two-Intervention Development Final Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

DeLia D. Preliminary Literature Review on ED Overcrowding and Surge Capacity. Reported in memorandum form to Assistant Commissioner Celeste Wood and Deputy Commissioner Carolyn Holmes, New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, Division of Family Health Services, 2004.

DeLia D and Belloff D. Healthcare Access Monitor, 5th Quarterly Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

DeLia D and Cantor JC. Healthcare Access Monitor, 4th Quarterly Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

DeLia D and Cantor JC. Healthcare Access Monitor Annual Report, Vol. 1. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

DeLia D and Cantor JC. Measures of FQHC Quality and Access. Reported in memorandum form to Assistant Commissioner Celeste Wood and Deputy Commissioner Carolyn Holmes, New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, Division of Family Health Services, 2004.

DeLia D, Cantor JC, Davis DA and Ahmad N. State Subsidies for Federally Qualified Health Centers in New Jersey: Options for Reform. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

DeLia D, Koller M, Schneider C and Glickman LJ. The Medically Uninsured in New Jersey: A Chartbook. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Fox K, Silberberg M, Belloff D, Trail TE and Crystal S. Impact of Budget Pressures on State Pharmacy Assistance Programs, FY 2003–2004. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Fox K, Tiedemann A and Davis DA. Assessing Hospitals' Use of State-Mandated Adverse Event Reporting Data. Final Report to the National Patient Safety Foundation. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Fox K, Trail TE, Reinhard SC and Crystal S. Managing Program Costs in State Pharmacy Assistance Programs. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2004.

Gaboda D, Schneider C, Nova J and Williams S. Technical Report on HEDIS Data Analysis, 2004. Part II Comprehensive Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Gaboda D and Trail TE. Technical Report on HEDIS Data Analysis, 2003, Part I: Published Measures. A Report to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Research and Development. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Gaboda D, Trail TE and Banerjee P. Technical Report on HEDIS Data Analysis, 2003, Part II: Unpublished Measures. A Report to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Research and Development. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Gaboda D, Trail TE, Martinez I and Brownlee S. Transitions Into New Jersey Care 2000+: Experiences of Consumers With Developmental Disabilities and Their Families. Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, 2004.

Gaboda D, Trail TE, Martinez I and Brownlee S. Transitions Into New Jersey Care 2000+: Reactions of Consumers and Families. A Report to the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, 2004.

Gaboda D, Trail TE, Schneider C and Nova J. Technical Report on HEDIS Data Analysis, 2004. Part I: New Jersey HMO Performance Report Measures. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Guarnaccia P, Martinez I, Silberberg M, Cantor JC and Davis DA. Health and Health Care for the Residents of New Brunswick: Focus Group Perspectives. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Hendrickson L and Reinhard SC. Global Budgeting: Promoting Flexible Funding to Support Long-Term Care Choices. Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, 2004.

Kelly L and Hempstead K. Topics in Health Statistics: Older Pedestrian Fatalities in New Jersey, 1999–2000. Trenton, N.J.: Center for Health Statistics, 2004.

Koller M and Tiedemann AM. A Decade After Regulatory Reform: A Case Study of New Jersey's Individual Health Coverage Program. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Silberberg M, Davis DA, Diaz Y and Walls B. Health and Health Care for the Residents of New Brunswick: Stakeholder Views. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

State Coverage Initiatives and Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. States' Issues and Concerns with Implementation with Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage. Washington: AcademyHealth's State Coverage Initiatives, 2004.

State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, in collaboration with Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. The Medically Uninsured in New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Tiedemann AM. Evaluation of NJ EASE for Caregivers: A National Family Caregiver Support Program Initiative. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2004.

Trail TE, Fox K, Cantor JC, Silberberg M and Crystal S. State Pharmacy Assistance Programs: A Chartbook. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2004.

Trail TE, Fox K, Cantor JC, Silberberg M and Crystal S. State Pharmacy Assistance Programs: Additional Charts. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2004.

2003

Belloff D and Cantor JC. Full-Cost Buy-In for NJ FamilyCare. Reported in memorandum form to the members of the New Jersey HRSA State Planning Grant Steering Committee, 2003.

Crystal S, Trail TE, Fox K and Cantor JC. Enrolling Eligible Persons in Pharmacy Assistance Programs: How States Do It. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2003.

CSHP News. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Davis DA. New Brunswick Community Health Assessment Background Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Davis DA and Chase S. Pilot Study of County Data Resources Improving the Health of Minority Populations: Final Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Davis DA, Tiedemann AM, Cantor JC, Kaplan S and Billings J. HRSA Community Access Program: Local Achievements and Lessons Learned. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

DeLia D and Cantor JC. Preliminary Findings from the NJ Family Health Survey. Reported in memorandum form to Acting Deputy Commissioner Carolyn Holmes, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, 2003.

Howell-White S. Current Living Situation and Service Needs of Former Nursing Home Residents: An Evaluation of New Jersey's Nursing Home Transition Program. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Howell-White S, Chase S, Quinn WV and McMillen R. Issue Brief: A Snapshot of the Disposition From a Nursing Home Transition Program. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Koller M, Cantor JC, Tiedemann AM, Gaboda D and Harris D. Issue Brief: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey: Current and Historical Role in Providing Health Insurance Coverage in New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Koller M, Scotto Rosato N, Ahmad N, Howell-White S and Alvarez MS. NJHI Workforce Agenda Environmental Scan & Resource Guide. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Reinhard SC. Panel Discussion: The Changing Face of the Long-Term Care Environment, Senior Care Fellowship Report. Philadelphia: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 2003.

Reinhard SC and Fahey CJ. Rebalancing Long-Term Care in New Jersey: From Institutional Toward Home and Community-Based Care. New York: Milbank Memorial Fund, 2003.

Reinhard SC, Young HM, Kane RA and Quinn WV. Nurse Delegation of Medication Administration for Elders in Assisted Living. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Silberberg M, Huston-Wong J, Fox K and Cantor JC. Evaluation of the Newark School-Based Youth Services Program; Part II: Report on Clinic Enrollment and Utilization, Academic Performance, and Teacher Perceptions. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Silberberg M, Quinn WV and Uddin S. Consultation for Johnson & Johnson on the J&J Caregivers Program: A Report on State Context. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

Tiedemann AM, Cantor JC, Koller M and Frankford DM. Sustaining the Charitable Mission of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield After Conversion to a For-Profit Corporation: Issues & Best Practices. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2003.

2002

Cantor JC, Cuite CL, Brownlee S and Fox K. Data for Assessing Access to Health Insurance Coverage in Washington State. Olympia, Wash.: Office of the Governor of Washington State, 2002.

Crystal S, Fox K, Silberberg M, Trail TE, Reinhard SC and Cantor JC. Three States' Approaches to Pharmaceutical Assistance: A Guide for the Perplexed. Washington: AARP Public Policy Institute, 2002.

Davis DA, Bogert CA, Cantor JC, Kaplan S and Billings J. Community Access Program: The First Six Months. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Davis DA, Bogert CA, Cantor JC, Kaplan S and Billings J. Community Access Program: The First Six Months, Supplement: Monitoring Report, Survey Responses. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Fox K, Cantor JC and Cuite CL. Market and Regulatory Reforms to Expand Health Insurance Coverage, Report 4.1.5. Olympia, Wash.: Office of the Governor of Washington State, 2002.

Fox K, Gaboda D, Koller M, Cantor JC and Reinhard SC. Issue Brief: Health Insurance Coverage in New Jersey: Recent Trends and Policy Challenges. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Fox K, Trail TE and Crystal S. State Pharmacy Assistance Programs: Approaches to Program Design. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2002.

Howell-White S and Scotto Rosato N. Analysis of Maternal and Child Services in Trenton, New Jersey. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Koller M, Silberberg M, Uddin S, Reinhard SC, Cuite CL, Davis DA and Adams-Zackary A. The New Jersey Health Policy Environment: Analysis of Critical Policy Issues & Opportunities for Intervention. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Lucas JA, Scotto Rosato N, Lee JA and Howell-White S. Adult Day Health Services: A Review of the Literature. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Reinhard SC, Barber P, Mezey M, Mitty E and Peed J. Initiatives to Promote the Nursing Workforce in Geriatrics. Washington: AAHSA, Institute for the Future of Aging Services, 2002.

Reinhard SC, Quinn WV and Silberberg M. Evaluation Report: Balancing Long-Term Care Systems. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Silberberg M. Evaluation of New Jersey's "Caring for You, Caring for Me" Course. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Silberberg M and Cantor JC. Creating Sustainable School-Based Health Centers: A Report on Clinic Financing. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Silberberg M and Caruso D. Respite Services in New Jersey's Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled: Report #2 of the Project "State-Sponsored Respite Care in New Jersey." New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Silberberg M, Uddin S and Quinn WV. Consultation for Johnson & Johnson on the J&J/RCI Caregivers Program: A Report on State Context. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2002.

Silow-Carroll S, Waldman E, Meyer J, Williams C, Fox K and Cantor JC. Assessing Strategies for Health Coverage Expansion: Case Studies of Oregon, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Georgia. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2002.

Stone R, Reinhard SC, Bowers B, Zimmerman D, Phillips C, Hawes C, Fielding J and Jacobsen N. Evaluation of the Wellspring Model for Improving Nursing Home Quality. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2002.

2001

Bogert CA, Davis DA and Gaboda D. The New Jersey Foundation for Aging Grant Program Evaluation Report for the Year 2000. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Cantor JC, Hamborg P, Brownlee S and Harvey C. Willingness to Purchase Health Insurance Among the Uninsured in New Jersey: Results From a Survey of Uninsured Adults in Three Counties. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Crystal S, Castle N, Lucas JA, Robinson J, Lowe T, Hamborg P and Hoover D. Measurement of Consumer Satisfaction Among Nursing Facility Residents. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, 2001.

Fox K and Cuite CL. Preventive Care Services in New Jersey and the Implementation of the Health and Wellness Promotion Act: Stakeholders Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Fox K, Cuite CL, Diaz Y and Cantor JC. Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in New Jersey: A Databook from Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Hamborg P and Silberberg M. Technical Assistance Report on the Evaluation Instruments for "Caring For You, Caring For Me." New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Howell-White S. Survey of Pediatricians' Interests and Experiences Regarding Childcare Issues. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Howell-White S, Gaboda D, Hamborg P, Scotto Rosato N, Crystal S and Castle N. Assisted Living and Alternative Family Care: Phase III Report-Models of Assessed Need for Clients in Assisted Living. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Howell-White S, Palmer S and Bjerklie JR. Community Choice Counseling: A Survey of Former Nursing Home Residents. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Howell-White S, Quinn WV and Sorace D. New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortia Assessment. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Koller M, Reinhard SC and Cantor JC. The New Jersey Health Policy Environment and The New Jersey Health Initiatives: Results From Discussions with Senior State Health Care Stakeholders. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Miller JE, Gaboda D, Cantor JC, Videon TM and Diaz Y. New Jersey KidCare Disenrollment: January 1998–April 2000. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Palmer S and Howell-White S. Community Choice Counselors: Results From a Focus Group. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Reinhard SC. Consumer Directed Care and Nurse Practice Acts. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

Reinhard SC. The Work of Caregiving: What Do ADLs and IADLs Tell Us? New York: United Hospital Fund of New York, 2001.

Reinhard SC and Stone R. Promoting Quality in Nursing Homes: The Wellspring Model. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 2001.

Silberberg M. Respite Care: State Policy Trends and Model Programs. San Francisco, Calif.: Family Caregiver Alliance, 2001.

Silberberg M and Caruso D. New Jersey's Statewide Respite Care Program: A Study of Program Design, Implementation, Clients, and Services. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2001.

2000

Gaboda D, Warner L, Guarnaccia P and Tsikiwa F. Adjusting for Under-Reporting of Hispanic Ethnicity in New Jersey Mortality Statistics. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2000.

Howell-White S. The New Jersey Eden Alternative™ Grant Program Evaluation Report. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2000.

Palmer S, Quinn WV and Silberberg M. Evaluation of the Humanism in Medicine Program. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2000.

Silberberg M, Fox K, Quinn WV and Cantor JC. Evaluation of the Newark School-Based Youth Services Program, Part One: Report of Stakeholder Perceptions. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2000.

Silberberg M and Howell-White S. Perspectives of the Community Choice Counselors: Report on a Focus Group. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2000.

Silberberg M and Howell-White S. Transitions to the Community: A Survey of Former Nursing Home Residents Discharged After Community Choice Counseling. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2000.

1999

Fox K. Issue Brief: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in New Jersey: Firm Characteristics, Offer Rates, Workforce Enrollment, Premiums, and Employee Contributions. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 1999.

World Wide Web Sites

www.cshp.rutgers.edu. Web site created to provide information on Center for State Health Policy projects, research findings and convening activities in the health policy areas of long-term care, access, disparities, performance measurement, pharmaceutical policy and state health data and information. New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for State Health Policy.

Survey Instruments

2005

"Participants of the SOS Program Questionnaire," Nancy Scotto Rosato and Allies, Inc., fielded June 1, 2005.

"Success of Saving-Growing Personal Assets Project (SOS-GPAP): Advisory Board Questionnaire," Nancy Scotto Rosato and Allies, Inc., fielded June 1, 2005.

2004

"Assisted Living Facility Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded January 1, 2004.

"Delaware Passport to Independence: Current Living Situation and Service Needs of Former Nursing Home Residents Telephone Questionnaire," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded November 1, 2004.

"Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded February 1, 2004.

"Healthier New Brunswick Community Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, fielded July 8, 2004.

"NJ EASE/CAP Consumer Satisfaction Survey," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded April 8, 2004.

"NJ EASE for Caregivers/Consumer Survey," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded March, 1, 2004.

2003

"New Jersey FamilyCare Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded May 1, 2003.

2002

"County Data Resources Pilot Study Interview Guide," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded July 1, 2002.

"Evaluation of NJCare 2000+ Survey (Mandated Managed Care for Developmentally Disabled)," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded November 5, 2002.

"Hospital Immunization Chart Review Form," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded July 1, 2002.

"New Jersey Family Health Survey," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded January 1, 2002.

"New Jersey Family Health Survey: Individual Health Coverage Program Supplement," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded May 1, 2002.

"New Jersey State Physician Census," International Communications Research, fielded June 1, 2002.

"NJ Individual Market Study," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded May 1, 2002.

"NYPORTS Phase II Interview Protocol Draft-Hospital Level," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded July 1, 2002.

"Physician Perspective on Immunization of Persons Aged 65 and Over in a Hospital Setting," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded November 1, 2002.

"Survey of State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded August 1, 2002.

2001

"An Evaluation of the Community Choice Counseling Program Follow-up Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded May 1, 2001.

"Hospital Immunization Policy and Procedure Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded July 1, 2001.

"Medical Day Care/Adult Health Care Services: Survey of State Programs of Adult and Pediatric Medical Day Care Survey Form," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded March 1, 2001.

"New Jersey Maternal-Child Health Consortia Evaluation, Board Member Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded February 1, 2001.

"Newark School Health Services Survey," Center for Public Interest Polling, fielded February 1, 2001.

"Newark Teacher School Health Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded March 1, 2001.

"New Jersey Maternal-Child Health Consortia Evaluation, General Member Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded February 1, 2001.

"Participant Follow-Up Survey for the Caring for You, Caring for Me Course," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded January 1, 2001.

2000

"An Analysis of the Willingness to Pay for Publicly Subsidized Health Coverage," Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc., fielded November 15, 2000.

"An Evaluation of the Community Choice Counseling Program Baseline Survey," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded April 1, 2000.

"An Evaluation of the Eden Alternative™ Grant Program," Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, fielded April 1, 2000.

Presentations and Testimony

2006

Joel C. Cantor, "Employment-Based Health Insurance in New Jersey," at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, January 26, 2006, New Brunswick, N.J. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, "Testimony: Employers' Role in Providing Health Insurance in New Jersey," at the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizen Committee and Senate Labor Committees, March 2, 2006, Trenton, N.J. By invitation of Senator Joseph F. Vitale. Available online.

Susan C. Reinhard, "Aging and Disability Resource Centers: A National Movement," at the Michigan's Long Term Care Conference, March 23, 2006, Detroit. Available online.

Tonya Jones, Susan Brownlee and Joel C. Cantor, "Poster Presentation: The Impact of Health Attitudes on Health Seeking Behavior," at the 11th Annual Public Health Symposium: "Partners in Designing Health Communities," UMDNJ School of Public Health, April 3, 2006, Piscataway, N.J. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, "Health and Health Care of New Brunswick's Children: Findings From the Healthier New Brunswick Community Survey," at the Health Task Force and the Healthier New Brunswick 2010 Initiative Press Conference, Child Health Institute, April 26, 2006, New Brunswick, N.J. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, "Evaluation of a State Hospital Regulatory Strategy Addressing Racial Disparities in Use of Cardiac Angiography," at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 25, 2006, Seattle. Available online.

Derek DeLia and Dina Belloff. "Geographic Disparity in Health Insurance Coverage: Inner Cities versus Outer Metropolitan Areas," at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Poster Session A, June 25, 2006, Seattle. Available online.

Derek DeLia, "Caring for the New Uninsured: Hospital Charity Care for the Elderly without Coverage," at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 27, 2006, Seattle. Available online.

Nancy Scotto Rosato and Judith C. Baer, "Factors Associated With Adolescents' Mental Health Access and Patterns of Utilization," at the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health (Add Health) User's Conference, July 18, 2006, Bethesda, Md. Available online.

Susan C. Reinhard, "Medicaid Policy Changes: The Deficit Reduction Act and People with Disabilities and Older Adults," at the National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting, August 16, 2006, Nashville, Tenn. Available online.

Derek DeLia, "Monitoring the Healthcare Safety Net in New Jersey," at the Safety Net Monitoring Network First Multi-State Conference Call, (Organized by the Colorado Health Institute), August 28, 2006. Available online.

Sandra Howell and Mary E. Cook, "Update on Grant Activities for the New Jersey Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities," to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner's Health Disparities Work Group, August 31, 2006, Trenton, N.J. Available online.

Carl Schneider, "Oral Health of New Brunswick's Children: Data from the Healthier New Brunswick Community Survey," at the New Brunswick Health Task Force & Community Health Advisory Group Meeting, September 14, 2006, New Brunswick, N.J. Available online.

Susan C. Reinhard, "Long Term Services and Supports: Changes Sweep the Nation," at the Geriatric Grand Rounds Institute on Aging, October 25, 2006, Little Rock, Ariz. Available online.

Susan C. Reinhard, Barbara Wright and Mary E. Cook, "Environmental Scan of New Jersey's Nursing Faculty Shortage," at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 15, 2006, Princeton, N.J. Available online.

2005

Joel C. Cantor, "Small Business Health Insurance in New Jersey: Issues and Options," at the New Jersey Appleseed Forum on Reforming the Small Business Health Insurance Market: Potential State Initiatives, April 5, 2005, Trenton, N.J. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, Alan C. Monheit, Susan Brownlee and Carl Schneider, "Bias in Estimates of Non-Group Health Insurance Coverage: Comparison of Surveys and Administrative Data," at the SHADAC Medicaid Undercount Workshop, May 5, 2005, Washington. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, Susan Brownlee and Cecilia Huang, "Predictive Validity of a Survey Measure of Physicians Plans to Leave Practice," at the AAMC Physician Workforce Research Conference, May 6, 2005, Washington. Available online.

Sandra Howell-White and Winifred V. Quinn, "New Jersey's Community Choice Counseling Program: Consumer-Satisfaction and Disposition at One-Year Post Discharge Results," at the 21st National Home and Community Based Services Waiver Conference, National State Units on Aging, May 17, 2005, Orlando, Fla. Available online.

Susan C. Reinhard, "How Will States Pay For Long-Term Care?," at the Council on Health Care Economics and Policy 12th Annual Princeton Conference, May 20, 2005, Princeton, N.J. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, "Testimony Concerning Advance Directives for End-of-Life Health Care Decisions," at the New Jersey Assembly Senior Issues Committee Meeting, June 13, 2005, Trenton, N.J. By invitation of Assemblywoman (now Senator) Loretta Weinberg. Available online.

2004

Dorothy Gaboda and Thomas E. Trail, "Rutgers University Survey of Consumers with Developmental Disabilities Enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care," at the 15th Annual Conference on Medical Care for People with Developmental Disabilities, May 21, 2004, Princeton, N.J. Available online.

Kimberley Fox and Stephen Crystal, "Testimony: Coordinating Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits with State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs: Key Issues and Concerns," at the Public Hearing of the State Pharmaceutical Assistance Transition Commission (SPATC), July 7, 2004, Washington. Available online.

Kimberley Fox, "Making It Work: State Leadership on Medicare Rx Implementation and Coordinating with State Pharmacy Assistance Programs," presentation for Web-assisted audio conference sponsored by the National Conference for State Legislatures and the National Governors' Association, August 17, 2004. Available online.

Amy M. Tiedemann, "Evaluation of NJ EASE for Caregivers: A National Family Caregiver Support Program Initiative," at the Caregivers Best Practices Conference: Looking to the Future, September 29, 2004, Princeton, N.J. Available online.

2003

Sandra Howell-White, Nancy Scotto Rosato and Judith A. Lucas, "Adult Day Health Services Across States: Results From a 50-State Survey of State Health Policies," at the National Adult Day Services Association: "Shaping Today for a Greater Tomorrow," January 29, 2003, Miami. Available online.

Joel C. Cantor, "Sustaining the Charitable Mission of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield after Conversion to a For-Profit Corporation," at the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers Public Forum-Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Conversion, February 14, 2003, Trenton, N.J. Available online.

Susan C. Reinhard, "Balancing Long-Term Care in Iowa: Lessons from New Jersey and Other States," at the Iowa Town Meeting, November 4, 2003, Des Moines, Iowa. Available online.

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