About the Implementing Health Care Intervention for Hispanics with Serious Mental Illness Project
This study uses a collaborative intervention planning framework that blends principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and intervention mapping to modify and assess the feasibility and acceptability of an existing health care manager intervention for outpatient public mental health clinics using social workers. The aims of this health care manager intervention is to improve the physical health of Hispanics with serious mental illness and at risk for cardiovascular disease. We are also developing implementation strategies that can help facilitate the use of this innovative health care manager program in other public mental health clinics. . This project is being supported in part by a grant from National Institutes of Mental Health (K01 MH091118, PI: Cabassa).
Cabassa, L. J., Blanco, C., Castroman, J., Lin, K, Lui, M. & Lewis-Fernández, R. (2011). Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes among individuals with and without psychiatric disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33 (2), 107-115. PMCID: PMC3099036
Cabassa, L. J., Druss, B., Wang, Y., & Lewis- Fernández., R. (2011). Collaborative planning approach to inform the implementation of a health care manager intervention for Hispanics with serious mental illness: A study protocol. Implementation Science, 6 (1), 80. PMCID: PMC3169485
Cabassa, L. J., Humensky, J., Druss, B., Lewis-Fernández, R., Gomes, A. P., Wang, W., & Blanco,
C. (2013). Do race, ethnicity, and psychiatric disorders matter in the prevalence of multiple chronic medical conditions? Medical Care, 51(6), 540-547. PMCID: PMC3654097
Cabassa, L. J. & Baumann, A. A. (2013). A two-way street: Bridging implementation science and cultural adaptation of mental health treatments. Implementation Science, 8 (90). PMCID: PMC3765289
Cabassa, L. J., Gomes, A. P., Meyreles, Q., Druss, B., & Lewis-Fernández, R. (2013). Primary health care experiences of Latinos with serious mental illness: A mixed-methods study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. (E-Pub Ahead of Print] PMID: 24162079 NIHMSID 535274
Cabassa, L. J. (September, 2012). Intersection of race/ethnicity, cardiovascular health and serious mental illness. Paper presented at the Research to Improve Health and Longevity of People with Severe Mental Illness: A Trans-NIH Meeting Supported by the Division of Services and Intervention Research and the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health, in Bethesda, MD in September 2012.
Henwood, B., Cabassa, L. J., & Craig, C. (March 2012). The importance of a home within health home initiatives. Paper presented at the Housing First Partners’ Conference, New Orleans, LA
Cabassa, L. J., Humensky, J., Druss, B., Lewis-Fernández, R., Blanco, C. (June, 2012). Do race, ethnicity, and psychiatric disorders matter in the prevalence of multiple chronic medical conditions? Paper presented at the Behavioral Interest Group for the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, Fl.
Cabassa, L. J., Humensky, J. Druss, B. & Lewis-Fernández, R, (December, 2012). Racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence of multiple chronic medical conditions among people with and without psychiatric conditions. Poster presented at the 2012 NIH Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, National Harbor, MD.
Cabassa, L. J., Gomes, A., Meyreles, Q., Capitelli, L., Alvarez, J., Younge, R., Nicasio, N., Dragatsi,D., Druss, B., & Lewis-Fernández, R. (January, 2013). A mixed-method study of the health care experiences of Hispanics with serious mental illness. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference for the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.
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