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To conduct timely and meaningful research and evaluation to inform health and disability policy, with the goal of improving access to and quality of care for all people, particularly for those with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

 


Current IHDPS Projects (Alphabetical)


Achieving Success by Promoting Readiness for Education and Employment (ASPIRE)

The ASPIRE project is a consortium of six western states (AZ, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT) funded by the US Department of Education as part of the national PROMISE (Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) initiative. States awarded PROMISE funding are working to establish and operate model demonstration projects designed to improve the education and employment outcomes of child Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and their families. With colleagues from the University of Montana and the University of Utah, IHDPS staff serve as the Evaluation team for the ASPIRE Project. 
 

Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is a 5-year Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program (DRRP) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0075-01-00). The CHRIL brings together disability advocates and researchers from 4 institutions (Washington State University, the University of Kansas, George Mason University, and the Independent Living Research Utilization program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital) to systematically investigate and disseminate essential findings about how implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects working age adults with disabilities.
 


Kansas Disability and Health Program

Disability and Health Programs are state-wide initiatives funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, the CDC funds 19 state programs that work to improve the health and quality of life among people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities (ID) through adaptation and implementation of evidence-based strategies in their communities. In cooperation with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the Institute for Health & Disability Policy Studies leads the effort in Kansas for the next five years.
 
 

Kansas Medicaid: Evaluating Program Satisfaction, Access to Care, and Unmet Needs of Adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

Funded by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, this 6-month evaluation project will document program satisfaction, access to care and unmet needs for Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI) and identify factors associated with these outcomes. In partnership with Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs), the project will conduct surveys with Medicaid enrollees across the state to document their experiences and concerns.


IHDPS News Highlights

IHDPS Researchers' Letter to the Editor regarding ACS disability items published
July 8, 2017


New Commonwealth Fund Blog by IHDPS Director, Jean Hall
June 5, 2017


Dr. Jean Hall published in Annals of Internal Medicine
May 23, 2017



Managed Care Magazine interviews IHDPS Director, Jean Hall regarding high-risk pools
May 1, 2017


Time Magazine's MONEY interviews Jean Hall regarding pre-existing conditions and current health reform efforts
April 25, 2017


Commonwealth Fund publishes blog on high-risk pools authored by Jean Hall
March 27, 2017


IHDPS research featured on Kansas Public Radio, KMUW-Wichita
March 8, 2017


Jean Hall interviewed by The Guardian
January 26, 2017


IHDPS Director Addresses Issues with Potential ACA replacements in recent interview
January 13, 2017


IHDPS Director interviewed by Reuters Health News
December 27, 2016


IHDPS researchers co-author publication on effects of Medicaid Expansion
December 20, 2016


IHDPS Director to present research findings at American Public Health Association Conference
October 19, 2016


IHDPS receives funding to support Kansas Disability & Health Program
September 6, 2016


IHDPS Director presents at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM)
June 25, 2016


IHDPS receives funding to study the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
December 8, 2015


Researchers from across the state participate in Symposium
November 9, 2015


IHDPS now within the KU Life Span Institute
July 1, 2015


IHDPS Director Publishes Chapter in Report by National Council on Disability
February 24, 2015


Commonwealth Fund Releases New Blog By IHDPS Director
February 13, 2015


IHDPS Research on Managed Care for People with Disabilities Published
January 01, 2015


IHDPS research presented at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
April 23, 2014


IHDPS Director presenting at APHA annual conference
November 01, 2013


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