Resources & Reports
Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume I. Summary of National Findings By: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This report presents information from the 2000 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
City of New York Local Governmental Plan, Mental Health Services, 2009 By: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report, White Paper
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s 2009 local government plan describes its ongoing initiatives to improve both the child and adult mental health service systems, and introduces new projects focusing on services for people with co-occurring disorders, physical wellness, and integration of mental and physical health care.
A New Kind of Homelessness for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness? The Need for a “Mental Health Home” By: Thomas E. Smith, M.D. and Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D. Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Article
This April 2009 Psychiatric Services article discusses the adaptation of the medical home concept to the care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Medical home characteristics, such as access to and coordination of services, integration of primary and preventive care, adoption of recovery orientation and evidence-based practices, and family and community outreach, are ideal for the treatment of co-occurring disorders (COD). The authors cite individuals with COD as a target population for this kind of initiative.
Special Report: The Deteriorating Financial Health of New York State’s Health Centers By: Primary Care Development Corporation Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report
Financial distress among health centers is grave and growing, according to initial findings unveiled in this NYSHealth-produced issue brief by the Primary Care Development Corporation.
Reducing Enrollee Churning in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus By: Lake Research Partners, Inc. Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: February 2009 Type: Resources, Report
Approximately one-third of enrollees in New York State's public health insurance programs--Medicaid, Child Heath Plus, and Family Health Plus--fail to complete the annual recertification process and lose coverage despite remaining eligible, according to this NYSHealth-funded study conducted by Lake Research Partners. Some former beneficiaries manage to reenroll months later, resulting in a high churn rate that undermines efforts to provide continuous and stable health insurance to low-income New Yorkers.
Review of New York State Public Health Insurance Policy Changes and Enrollment in 2008 By: Children’s Defense Fund – New York Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: February 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded issue brief by the Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) reviews public health insurance policies implemented in 2007 and 2008 that may have collectively influenced child and adult enrollment in 2008.
Analysis of New York State Coverage Expansion Proposals: Potential Impact on Immigrants By: New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage & New York Immigration Coalition Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: February 2009 Type: Resources, Report
New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage and the New York Immigration Coalition have produced an analysis of the potential impact of the nine leading proposals for health reform on immigrants. The NYSHealth-funded report is part of a broad analysis of how health coverage among immigrants can be increased.
Medicaid and Long‐Term Care: New York Compared to 18 Other States By: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: February 2009 Type: Resources, Data Set, Report
A new study conducted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, with funding from NYSHealth, compares New York State to 18 other large states on various aspects of long term care. Long-term care includes nursing facilities, care for the mentally retarded and mentally ill, and home and personal care. Comparison states include California, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities By: Trust for America’s Health Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: February 2009 Type: Resources, Data Set, Report
This Trust for America’s Health report examines how health care costs could be lowered through preventive care. Preventive care can have a particularly high impact on Type 2 diabetes, which incurs major health care expenditures in New York State.
Analysis of Five Health Insurance Options for New York State By: Columbia University Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: January 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded Columbia University report models five plans to reduce the number of uninsured in New York State. The analysis indicates that the plans differ vastly in both their potential impact on the problem and costs. This is the first model to compare proposals on the basis of the number of people who would gain coverage; drop private coverage in favor of public options; and how each plan would increase statewide health care spending, including the cost to State government to finance expansions.