Commonwealth Medicine is the health care consulting division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Researchers at Commonwealth Medicine are studying public health topics such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, end-of-life and long-term care, quality measures, substance abuse, and survey techniques. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by Commonwealth Medicine's faculty and researchers.

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Publications from 2017

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Evaluation of Progesterone Utilization and Birth Outcomes in a State Medicaid Plan, Tasmina Hydery, Mylissa K. Price, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mito Takeshita, Parag S. Kunte, Rose P. Mauro, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Evaluation of Progesterone Agent Utilization and Birth Outcomes in a State Medicaid Plan, Tasmina Hydery, Mylissa K. Price, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mito Takeshita, Rose Mauro, Parag Kunte, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir and Predictors of Treatment Failure in Members with Hepatitis C Genotype 1: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Medicaid Population, George Kouris, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Pavel Lavitas, Caroline J. Alper, Mylissa K. Price, Karen M. Clements, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Starting at the End: Measuring Learning Using Retrospective Pre-Post Evaluations, Debi Lang and Judith A. Savageau

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Is R right for you? If yes…, Pei-Pei Lei

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Substance Use Disorder Privacy Law Limits Both Payers, Prescribers, Kimberly J. Lenz and Tyson Thompson

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NASTAD Health Systems Data Technical Resource: Toolkit for Querying Claim Databases for HCV Testing and Treatment, Wen-Chieh Lin, Amy Leary, Philip Bolduc, Abigail R. Averbach, Karen M. Clements, and Bonnie C. Greenwood

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Accountable Care Organizations and Alternative Payment Methods: Opportunities for Community Health Workers, Katharine London

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Community Health Workers: A Positive Return on Investment for Connecticut, Katharine London, Kelly Love, and Roosa Tikkanen

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Demonstrating Return on Investment for Community Health Worker Services: Translating Science into Practice, Katharine London, Kelly Love, and Roosa Tikkanen

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Sustainable Financing Models for Community Health Worker Services in Connecticut: Translating Science into Practice, Katharine London and Roosa Tikkanen

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State Medicaid Reimbursement for Medications for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection from 2012 through 2015, Christine Lu, Fang Zhang, Nicole Golonski, Caitlin Lupton, Paul L. Jeffrey, and Anita Wagner

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Potential Healthcare Insurance and Provider Barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Utilization Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men, Sarah J. Marks, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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Using Assessment Data to Perform Outcome-Based Quality Measurement, Marybeth McCaffrey

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Providing Pediatric Asthma Home Visits by Community Workers -- Lessons Learned, David McCarthy

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Comparison of Home-Based Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Self-Testing Versus Mail-in Blood Sample Collection or Medical/Community HIV Testing By Young Adult Black, Hispanic, and White MSM: Results from a Randomized Trial, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Justin Romanoff, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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Variations in Recruitment Yield and Characteristics of Participants Recruited Across Diverse Internet Platforms in an HIV Testing Study of Young Adult Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men (YMSM), Roland C. Merchant, Justin Romanoff, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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State Differences in the Application of Medical Frailty Under the Affordable Care Act: 2017 Update, Peter Mosbach and Sherry J. Campanelli

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Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning, Jennifer Reidy, Jennifer Halvorson, Suzana Makowski, Delila Katz, Barbara Weinstein, Christine McCluskey, Alex Doering, Kathryn DeCarli, and Jennifer Tjia

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Integrated behavioral health practice facilitation in patient centered medical homes: A promising application, Sarah S. Roderick, Nelly Burdette, Debra Hurwitz, and Pano Yeracaris

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Body mass index (BMI), postoperative appearance satisfaction, and sexual function in breast cancer survivorship, K. E. Rojas, N. Matthews, C. Raker, Melissa A. Clark, M. Onstad, A. Stuckey, and J. Gass

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The impact of mastectomy type on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), satisfaction with appearance, and the reconstructed breast's role in intimacy, K. Rojas, M. Onstad, C. Raker, Melissa A. Clark, A. Stuckey, and J. Gass

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Data Analysis Basics – Part I, Judith A. Savageau

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Data Analysis Basics – Part II, Judith A. Savageau

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Counting and Computing with Microsoft Excel, Laura A. Sefton

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Creating Solid Interview Guides, Laura A. Sefton and Linda M. Cabral

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CHIP Reauthorization Update: Congressional Inaction Puts States in Limbo, Robert W. Seifert

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MassHealth: The Basics - Facts and Trends, Robert W. Seifert

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The importance of CHIP re-authorization for Massachusetts, Robert W. Seifert

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Impact of Reducing Eligibility for HUSKY Parents from 155% of FPL to 138% of FPL, Robert W. Seifert and Rachel Gershon

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The Effect of a Federal Controlled Substance Act Schedule Change on Hydrocodone Combination Products Claims in a Medicaid Population, Stephanie Tran, Pavel Lavitas, Karen Stevens, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Karen M. Clements, Caroline J. Alper, Kimberly J. Lenz, Mylissa K. Price, Tasmina Hydery, Jennifer L. Arnold, Mito Takeshita, Rachel Bacon, Justin P. Peristere, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Pipeline Trends - December 2017, Nicole M. Trask and Sage Bagwell

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Opioid Emergency: Treating Addiction is a Criminal Justice Issue, Julie White

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President Obama’s Legacy of Criminal Justice Reform: Reducing Disparity and Increasing Opportunity, Julie White

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The Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home in Correctional Healthcare, Julie White

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Determination of Massachusetts’ respite policies and the potential impact of unpaid family care giver support on home and community based services, Leanne Winchester, Kate Russell, and Kelly Love

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The Association between Breakfast Skipping and Body Weight, Nutrient Intake, and Metabolic Measures among Participants with Metabolic Syndrome, Lijuan Zhang, Lorraine S. Cordeiro, Jinghua Liu, and Yunsheng Ma

Publications from 2016

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Ask Why Again and Again and Again, Ruth Aboagye, Sai Cherala, Pam Senesac, and Joan Johnston

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Anatomy of a Fishbone (Diagram), Ruth Aboagye, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Joan Johnston, and Sai Cherala

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AMCP Partnership Forum: Navigating Innovations in Diabetes Care, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and Mark A. Tesell

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Making Your Webinar Accessible, Angie Aguirre

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The Role of Managed Care Pharmacy in Improving Access to Naloxone: Findings from the AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group, AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group and Kimberly J. Lenz

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Lessons From a Care Management Pilot Program for People With Acquired Brain Injury, Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Judith A. Savageau, Deborah Croucher, and Kathryn Bradley

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Evaluating the Full Potential of Your Staff, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Utilizing Idea Boards as an Evaluation Tool, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Care Transformation Collaborative Rhode Island: Transforming Primary Care in Rhode Island, Susanne Campbell, Sarah Dell, Michael Mobilio, Michele Brown, and Candice Brown

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Getting Started in Your Neighborhood: Piloting Community Health Teams through a Multi-Payer Approach, Susanne Campbell, Roberta Goldman, and Scott Hewitt

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Community Health Worker Certification Requirements by State, Margaret Carey, Katharine London, and Kate Russell

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Best Practices in Care Coordination & Transitions of Care Communications, Jessica Carpenter

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Complex Care Management Model Design, Jessica Carpenter

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Self-Direction in Managed Long Term Services and Supports, Jessica Carpenter

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Linking Health Across the Systems, Sai Cherala and Tracy Kennedy

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Massachusetts Residents Without Health Insurance Coverage: Understanding Those at Risk of Long-Term Uninsurance, Michael Chin and Audrey Gasteier

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Coordinating Care for Patients with Alcohol or Drug Use Disorders: Effective Practices and Common Barriers in Three Centers, Robin E. Clark, Deborah Gurewich, Linda M. Cabral, Gillian J. Griffith, and Kathy Muhr

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Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Karen M. Clements, Robin E. Clark, Pavel Lavitas, Parag Kunte, Camilla S. Graham, Elizabeth O'Connell, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul Jeffrey

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Pregnancy Characteristics and Outcomes among Women at Risk for Disability from Health Conditions Identified in Medical Claims, Karen M. Clements, Monika Mitra, Jianying Zhang, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Pipeline Trends April 2016, Timothy Cummins

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Pipeline Trends December 2016, Timothy Cummins

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Development of an Assessment to Examine Training of the Hospice Primary Caregiver, Eleanor L. DiBiasio, Joan M. Teno, Melissa A. Clark, Carol Spence, and David Casarett

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Moving Beyond Google Translate: What Massachusetts Families from Diverse Cultures Need for Effective Autism Services and Supports, Courtney Dutra, Elaine Gabovitch, Emily Lauer, Rosalie Jiang, and Julie Whyte

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A Call to Action: A Blueprint for Academic Health Sciences in the Era of Mass Incarceration, Warren J. Ferguson, David Cloud, Anne C. Spaulding, Deborah Shelton, Robert L. Trestman, Frederick L. Altice, Carisa Champion-Lippmann, David Thomas, and Faye S. Taxman

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Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design, Rachel Gershon, Lisa Morris, and Warren J. Ferguson

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2013-2015 Connecting Consumers with Care Grant Area Evaluation, Deborah Gurewich, Linda M. Cabral, and Laura A. Sefton

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The Remaining Uninsured in Massachusetts: Experiences of Individuals Living without Health Insurance Coverage, Deborah Gurewich, Michael Chin, Kathy Muhr, Heather Posner, Jennifer Rosinski, Elise LaFlamme, and Audrey Gasteier

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A Pathway to Dual Eligible Data Integration: Maximizing Coordination of Benefits, Services, and Payments through the Massachusetts MMIS, Jenifer Hartman and Kathleen Melanson

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Policy Opportunities for Promoting Employment for People with Psychiatric Disabilities, Alexis D. Henry, Jennie Fishman, Alison Barkoff, Jennifer Mathis, and Bethany J. Lilly

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Data Citation in Neuroimaging: Proposed Best Practices for Data Identification and Attribution, Leah B. Honor, Christian Haselgrove, Jean A. Frazier, and David N. Kennedy

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The Pediatric Behavioral Health Medication Initiative, Neha Kashalikar

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Using PDSAs to Optimize Surgical Screening, Wesley Klein, Joan Johnston, and Anita Morris

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The Perioperative Surgical Home: A New Paradigm in a Surgical Episode of Care, Valerie Konar, Judith Steinberg, Shubjeet Kaur, Mitchell H. Sokoloff, and Sai Cherala

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Influential Forces in Breast Cancer Surgical Decision Making and the Impact on Body Image and Sexual Function, Rebecca M. Kwait, Sarah Pesek, Michaela Onstad, David Edmonson, Melissa A. Clark, Christina Raker, Ashley Stuckey, and Jennifer Gass

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The Importance of Learning Objectives in Program Design and Evaluation, Debi Lang

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Overview of Comprehensive Hepatitis C Virus Medication Management in a State Medicaid Program, Pavel Lavitas, Mark A. Tesell, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mylissa K. Price, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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The Beauty of Banner Tables, Pei-Pei Lei and Carla Hillerns

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Access to substance use treatment among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically, Elliott J. Liebling, Jesse L. Yedinak, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, and Brandon D.L. Marshall

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Sustainable Financing Models for Community Health Worker Services in Maine, Katharine London, Kelly Love, and Roosa Tikkanen

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Implementing Outcome-Based Quality Measures Using the MDS-HC, Marybeth McCaffrey, Rebecca Laes-Kushner, Ann G. Lawthers, and Kelly Love

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Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities, Monika Mitra, Vera E. Mouradian, Michael H. Fox, and Carter Pratt

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Stories from the Frontline: Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Transitions, Anita Morris, Joan Johnston, Sai Cherala, Ruth Aboagye, Pam Senesac, Judith L. Steinberg, and Jaime Vallejos

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Improving Population Healthcare Through Data Analytics, Visualization, and Reporting Tools, Rick Perro

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Southern New England Practice Transformation Network: Thinking Outside the Box Solved Our Enrollment Challenges, David Polakoff

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Cancer of the uterus and treatment of stress incontinence: a pilot study, Katina Robison, Elizabeth Lokich, Sonali Raman, Christine Luis, Christina Raker, Melissa A. Clark, and Kyle Wohlrab

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Tweet, Like, Share: Using Social Media to Connect with the Evaluation World, Jennifer Rosinski

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Pitching to the Media: Getting the Press to Tell a Story about Your Evaluation Work, Jennifer Rosinski and Ellen Moran

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Recruitment and Retention of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians post MA Health Care Reform: 2008 vs. 2013 Physician Surveys, Judith A. Savageau, Linda J. Cragin, Warren J. Ferguson, Laura A. Sefton, and Joan Pernice

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Behavioral Health Screening among Massachusetts Children Receiving Medicaid, Judith A. Savageau, David Keller, Georgianna Willis, Kathleen Muhr, Gideon Aweh, Jack Simons, and Emily Sherwood

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Searching for Literature Using Google Scholar, Laura A. Sefton

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Post-Project Debriefings as Part of Performance Improvement, Laura A. Sefton, Judith A. Savageau, and Linda M. Cabral

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MassHealth: The Basics (Updated June 2016), Robert W. Seifert

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10 Years of Impact: A Literature Review of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006, Robert W. Seifert and Kelly Love

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Developing the Medical Home Workforce, Judith L. Steinberg, Sai Cherala, Joan Johnston, and Anita Morris

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Paving the Way for Practice Success Under Value-Based Payments, Judith Steinberg, Anita Morris, Valerie Konar, Frederick (Rick) Perro, Pam Senesac, and David Polakoff

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Waiver World: A Guided Tour of 1115 and 1332 Waivers, Jean C. Sullivan, Marybeth McCaffrey, Rachel Gershon, and Josh Krintzman

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Planning for the 2017 Specialty Drug Spend: When Costs are Steep but Pockets are Not Deep, Nicole M. Trask

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Barriers to Care Coordination and Medical Home Implementation, Megan M. Tschudy, Jean L. Raphael, Umbereen S. Nehal, Karen G. O'Connor, Marc Kowalkowski, and Christopher J. Stille

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Driving Change: Tips for Helping Stakeholders Stay Motivated, Joshua P. Twomey and Joan Johnston

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Whole-Person Care: Implementing Behavioral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Joshua P. Twomey, Joan Johnston, Judith L. Steinberg, and Anita Morris

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Implementing Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care, Joshua P. Twomey, Judith Steinberg, Joan D. Johnston, Amy Leary, Amy Norrman-Harmon, and Jean Carlevale

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Improving the Direct Care Workforce through Core Competency Training, Leanne Winchester and Lauren Bercaw

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Primary Care and the Perioperative Surgical Home, Jennifer Yates, Judith L. Steinberg, Valerie Konar, Shubjeet Kaur, and Mitchell H. Sokoloff