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Findings from the Picture Good Health study are published in JGIM

April 29, 2015 – Findings from CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig’s Picture Good Health study were just published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The Picture Good Health program is a church-based diabetes education program for Latinos with diabetes which was tested in a randomized controlled pilot study in collaboration with the Little Village Community Advisory Board. Although the pilot study did not demonstrate improvements in A1c in the intervention group as compared to the enhanced usual care group during the six-month follow-up period, the program did lead to changes in decreased high fat food consumption and increased participation in exercise among the low-income Latino adults with diabetes who were assigned to the intervention group.

Click here to access the JGIM article published online on Springer Link’s website.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s press release about the findings.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine Science Life blog about the findings.
Click here to read an article in Medscape‘s Medical News Section about the findings.

Three CCDTR studies of the patient centered medical home are featured in Medical Care

October 16, 2014 – The journal Medical Care recently announced a special supplement issue focused on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year effort to transform safety net primary care providers in five states into high functioning patient centered medical homes (PCMHs).  The PCMH is widely-advocated new model of primary care and the SNMHI was the first national PCMH demonstration project conducted in the safety net.  A CCDTR team conducted the evaluation of the SNMHI, under the direction of principal investigator and CCDTR Director Marshall Chin.

The three CCDTR studies included in the special issue are:

Click here to read the Medical Care media release.
Click here to read the Qualis Health media release.

For more information on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, visit www.safetynetmedicalhome.org.

UCM’s mobile texting project featured in newly released Health Affairs video on patient engagement

September 9, 2014 – Yesterday, the journal Health Affairs released videos about patient engagement that they produced in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The three videos describe ways in which patients and practitioners make health care decisions in a patient-engaged manner. UCM’s mobile texting program, developed by a team of investigators including CCDTR investigators, was featured in one of the videos. The videos go along with the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs entitled “New Era Of Patient Engagement.”

To download the Health Affairs announcement, click here.

To view the videos, click here. The third video features the Caresmarts text-messaging program.

To view the recent Health Affairs publication about the UCM text-messaging program, click here.


Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators publish important article in the high-profile journal Health Services Research

April 28, 2014 – CCDTR Investigator Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators co-authored a paper that was published today in the journal Health Services Research. Their two-year study found that patients who seek care at federally funded health centers in the U.S. utilize the health care system less than patients who get their primary care elsewhere. The study involved more than 33,000 adult patients and found that health center patients had fewer office visits, fewer hospitalizations and were more likely to get some preventative care measures than non-health center patients.

Read the University of Chicago Medicine press release about the study here.

Read a Newswise post about the study and what the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, had to say about it here.

Access the publication through the citation listed here.

Media coverage of CCDTR research on the Medical Home and Clinic Operating Costs

July 2012 – A CCDTR study showed that clinics that function as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) face higher operating costs. While primary care practices across the country are being asked to implement the PCMH model, little research had shown how the model would affect clinic costs and the limited existing research showed mixed results. CCDTR researchers, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, used data from federally funded health centers to carry out the first national study to address this question. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal JAMA. The study was highlighted in media outlets including Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, Science Life, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Hyde Park Herald.