Evaluation of the Del-CAN Program, 2016 – 2021
Researchers in the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service, Center for Drug and Health Studies and Department of Sociology are partnering with researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park on a systematic, mixed-methods evaluation of the Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (DEL-CAN) intervention which aims to reduce unintended pregnancies, reduce Medicaid costs for unintended pregnancies, and support policy development that enables contraceptive access to all women who desire it. The evaluation is designed to understand the DEL-CAN Plan’s effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and to derive lessons about mechanisms leading to initial and sustained impacts in Delaware, and to impacts that are generalizable to other states. A five-year evaluation period, 2016 to 2021, is planned and the use of Medicaid transactions data will play an important part in the project.
A copy of Governor Markell's Op Ed is available here: What States Can Do on Birth Control - The New York Times.pdf
Please see a recent Udaily article about the project.
CCRS DEL-CAN Research Team
Erin K. Knight, PhD, MPH, Associate Director and Assistant Professor
Mary Joan McDuffie, MA, Associate Policy Scientist and Medicaid Research Program Director
Katie Gifford, PhD, Research Fellow
Theresa Vanderloo, BA, Sponsored Programs Coordinator
Hira Rashid, MA, Graduate Research Associate
Sickle Cell and Leukemia Diagnoses among Medicaid Clients, 2017
Contracted by the Nemours Foundation, CCRS will provide demographic and health services utilization summaries for 2010 – 2015 for Medicaid clients with diagnosed sickle cell or leukemia. In addition, CCRS will provide support to Nemours with analysis by running logistic regression, multiple regression and calculation of rates.
HCV Epidemiologic Profile, 2017
Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), CCRS is developing an Epidemiologic Profile on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) to support DPH’s efforts to understand the extent of HCV in the state of Delaware. CCRS is working with DPH to identify and access different data sets that will be used to develop the profile. One data set used is Medicaid claims. CCRS is identifying Medicaid clients with HCV testing and diagnosis and is producing summary tables of the HCV clients health services utilization.
Adult Medicaid Patients with Type II Diabetes in Delaware, 2017
An overview of Medicaid and the problem of Type II diabetes in the United States, including its underlying causal factors, will be summarized. Delaware’s Medicaid claims data will be analyzed to identify trends and disparities in care utilization among nonelderly adult Medicaid patients with type II diabetes between 2008 and 2015. The results of this analysis will be discussed in relation to existing research on type II diabetes and its connections with Medicaid. In addition to a final report, this research provided a basis for a Master’s Thesis for a graduate student in UD’s School of Public Policy and Administration.
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