One of The Nicholson Foundation’s guiding principles is that health and human services are more effective when programs are data-driven and evidence-based. Following are a selection of key references that support our work in the healthcare and early childhood program areas.
Healthcare: Service Delivery Reform
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. National healthcare quality and disparities reports: New Jersey.
- Arora S, Thornton K, Murata G et al. Outcomes of treatment for hepatitis C virus infection by primary care providers. New England Journal of Medicine 2011;364:2199-2207.
- Cohen DJ, Davis MM, Hall JD, Gilchrist EC, Miller BF. A Guidebook of professional practices for behavioral health and primary care integration: Observations from exemplary sites. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2015.
- Collins C, Hewson DL, Munger R, Wade T. Evolving models of behavioral health integration in primary care. New York (NY): Milbank Memorial Fund, 2010.
- Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. Crossing the quality chasm: A new health system for the 21st century. Washington (DC): National Academies Press, 2001.
- Davis K, Ballreich J. Equitable access to care—how the United States ranks internationally. New England Journal of Medicine 2014;371:1567-1570.
- Dowell D, Haegerich T, and Chou R. CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016 65(1);1–49.
- Gerrity M. Evolving Models of Behavioral Health Integration: Evidence Update 2010-2015. New York (NY): Milbank Memorial Fund, 2016.
- Jiang HJ, Weiss AJ, Barrett ML, Sheng M. Characteristics of hospital stays for super-utilizers by payer, 2012. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief #190. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2015.
- Melek SP, Norris DT, Paulus J. Economic impact of integrated medical-behavioral healthcare: Implications for psychiatry. Arlington (VA): American Psychiatric Association, 2014.
- Mitruka K, Thornton K, Cusick S, Orme C, Moore A, Manch RA, Box T, Carroll C, Holtzman D, Ward JW; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Expanding primary care capacity to treat hepatitis C virus infection through an evidence-based care model—Arizona and Utah, 2012-2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014(18):393-398.
- Townley S, Dorr H. Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Primary Care. National Academy for State Health Policy, February 2017.
- Trudnak T, Kelley D, Zerzan J, Griffith K, Jiang HJ, Fairbrother GL. Medicaid admissions and readmissions: Understanding the prevalence, payment, and most common diagnoses. Health Affairs 2014;33(8):1337-1344.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General. Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Washington (DC): HHS, November 2016. U.S. Surgeon General.
- Volkow ND, Frieden TR, Hyde PS, Cha SS. Medication-assisted therapies—tackling the opioid-overdose epidemic. New England Journal of Medicine 2014;370:2063-2066.
Healthcare: Payment Reform
- Edwards ST, Landon BE. Medicare’s chronic care management payment—payment reform for primary care. New England Journal of Medicine 2014;371(2049-2051).
- Jiang HJ, Barrett ML, Sheng M. Characteristics of hospital stays for nonelderly Medicaid super-utilizers. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief #184. November 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
- Kassler WJ, Tomoyasu N, Conway PH. Beyond a traditional payer—CMS’s role in improving population health. New England Journal of Medicine 2015(372):109-111.
- Kellermann AL, Vaiana ME, Hussey PS, et al. Flattening the trajectory of health care spending: Insights from RAND health research. Santa Monica (CA): RAND Corporation, 2012.
- Kocot SL, Dang-Vu C, White R, McClellan M. Early experiences with accountable care in Medicaid: Special challenges, big opportunities. Population Health Management 2013;16(Suppl 1):S4-S11.
- Porter ME. What is Value in Health Care? The New England Journal of Medicine 2010; 363:2477-2481.
- Sandberg SF, Erikson D, Owen R et al. Hennepin Health: A safety-net accountable care organization for the expanded Medicaid population. Health Affairs (Millwood) 2014;33(11):1975-1984.
U.S. Government Accountability Office. Medicaid: A small share of enrollees consistently accounted for a large share of expenditures. Washington (DC): GAO, May 2015. Report #: GAO-15-460.
Healthcare: Data and Decision Making
- Krumholz HM. Big data and new knowledge in medicine: The thinking, training, and tools needed for a learning health system. Health Affairs 2014;33(4):1163-1170.
- Groves P, Kayyall B, Knott D, Van Kuiken. The “big data” revolution in healthcare. New York (NY): McKinsey & Company, Center for US Health System Reform, January 2013. (scroll to March 2013 listing for this publication)
Early Childhood Programs
- Barnett WS. Preschool education and its lasting effects: Research and policy implications. Boulder (CO) and Tempe (AZ): Education and the Public Interest Center and Education Policy Research Unit, University of Colorado at Boulder and Arizona State University, 2008.
- Campbell F, Conti G, Heckman JJ et al. Early childhood investments substantially boost adult health. Science 2014;343(6178):1478-1485.
- Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University. The foundations of lifelong health are built in early childhood. July, 2010.
- Heckman JJ. Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy. New York: Committee for Economic Development, Pew Charitable Trusts, 2006.
- National Institute for Early Education Research. State(s) of Head Start. December, 2016.
- Nores M, Barnett S. Access to high quality early care and education: Readiness and opportunity gaps in America. Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes Policy Report. New Brunswick (NJ): CEELO, 2014.
- Reynolds AJ, Temple JA, Ou RS, Arteaga IA, White BA. School-based early childhood education and age-28 well-being: Effects by timing, dosage, and subgroups. Science 2011; 333(6040):360-364.
- Schweinhart LJ, Montie J, Xiang Z, Barnett WS, Belfield CR, Nores M. The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study through age 40. Ypsilanti (MI): High/Scope Press, 2005. Also see HighScope. HighScope Perry Preschool Study.
- Shonkoff JP, Phillips DA. From neurons to neighborhoods. Washington (DC): National Academies Press, 2000.
- The Carolina Abecedarian Project.
- Yoshikawa H, Weiland C, Brooks-Gunn J et al. Investing in our future: The evidence base on preschool education. New York (NY): Foundation for Child Development, October 2013.