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John Snow, Inc. 2016. Fostering effective integration of behavioral health and primary care in Massachusetts: Year 1 report. Boston, MA: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes the activities of 10 primary care and behavioral health organizations with established integration programs in Massachusetts to identify success factors, barriers, challenges, and opportunities for change. Contents include a description of grantee organizations followed by a description of findings related to how they defined success for their integration efforts, perceptions of the critical components of integrated programs, common barriers to integration, and measures used to assess programs. The evaluation framework, a list of the process and outcome data elements collected by grantees, and grantee profiles are appended.

Contact: John Snow, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211, Telephone: (617) 482-9485 Fax: (617) 482-0617 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Behavior disorders, Behavior problems, Data collection, Demonstration grants, Evaluation methods, Health care delivery, Massachusetts, Measures, Mental health, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Primary care, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service integration

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse. 2004. Child neglect demonstration projects: A synthesis of lessons learned. Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes lessons learned from 10 child neglect demonstration projects funded by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 and 1997. The report includes information about services and outcomes, common challenges and successful strategies (pertaining to addressing families' needs, engaging families, hiring and retaining qualified staff, and sustaining funding), and lessons learned. A conclusion is included. Two appendices include a list of the demonstration projects and project information.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child neglect, Children, Community programs, Demonstration programs, Families, Federal programs, Financing, Grants, High risk children, Services

Johnson and Johnson Associates. 2001. Technology Opportunities Program, 1996 and 1997projects. Washington, DC: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 81 pp. (Evaluation report)

Lightsey D, Vandenberg G, Montes E, de la Cruz D. 1999. The Healthy Start initiative: A community-driven approach to infant mortality reduction—Volume VI: Replicating the Healthy Start models of intervention. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 92 pp. (The Healthy Start initiative: A community-driven approach to infant mortality reduction)

Annotation: This report presents lessons learned from Healthy Start grantees as they planned and implemented the Healthy Start Initiative, a five-year demonstration program that uses a community-driven, systems development approach to reduce infant mortality and improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families. This volume focuses on replicating the Healthy Start models. Those are (1) community-based consortia, (2) outreach and client recruitment, (3) case coordination/case management, (4) family resource centers, (5) enhanced clinical services, (6) risk prevention and reduction, (7) facilitating services, (8) training and education, and (9) adolescent programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health, Case management, Case studies, Clinics, Community programs, Demonstration programs, Family resource centers, Grants, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Mentors, Model programs, Outreach, Perinatal health, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Risk factors

[U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau]. 1998. TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program—Project abstracts, FY__. Silver Spring, MD: TBI Technical Assistance Center, annual.

Annotation: This report begins with background information on the Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program. Part II of the report is a tabular state-by-state summary of objectives. Part III contains project abstracts for planning grants and implementation grants, each section arranged alphabetically by state name. Part IV is the grantee contact list. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Brain injuries, Demonstration programs, Federal grants, State programs, Statewide planning, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth. 1995. A guide to implementing research and demonstration grants for the Family and Youth Services Bureau. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 86 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Research and Demonstration Program grants for independent living and outreach services for runaway and homeless youth. It offers guidance for planning a research and demonstration project, implementing a research and demonstration project, networking, project evaluation, project documentation, disseminating project results, and institutionalizing successful project activities. It ends with appendices on Runaway and Homeless Youth Program research and demonstration priority areas 1983-1994, Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program research and development priority areas 1989-1994, FYSB funded national and regional organizations, national clearinghouses and resource centers, and selected evaluation references.

Contact: National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Telephone: (301) 608-8098 Contact Phone: (301) 608-3505 Fax: (301) 587-4352 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Federal programs, Grants management, Guidelines, Homeless persons, Outreach, Research programs, Runaways, Youth

Shediac MC, Dievler A. 1993. Sustainability of primary care demonstration projects: End of year 1 report. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Child and Adolescent Health Policy Center, ca. 50 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the effect of changing funding streams on six Title V primary care demonstration projects initiated in Pennsylvania in the 1960s. These Children and Youth Projects (C and Ys) were part of a nationwide effort to establish comprehensive health services for children living in low-income areas. The report details what happened to these programs when the Pennsylvania Department of Health switched to a capitation-based, case-coordinated primary health services model referred to as Children's Access to Primary Services (CHAPS). The new model was chosen to eliminate overlapping funding, to increase access to care, and to ensure accountability. Discussion of the concept of sustainability and of research into program continuation is included along with the questionnaire used in surveying the projects. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Access to care, Accountability, Adolescent health programs, Block grants, Child health programs, Children, Demonstration programs, Federal MCH programs, Government financing, Low income groups, Pennsylvania, Primary care, Research, State programs, Surveys, Sustainability


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.