The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve health in The USA by understanding the issues in the design and delivery of care services. This is accomplished through an interdisciplinary program of research, consultation, technical assistance and training that focuses on timely and policy-relevant questions concerning the accessibility, adequacy, organization, cost effectiveness of health care services and the dissemination of this data to policy makers and the general public.
This organization is a type of “think tank” that is involved mainly in research of health issues and training of health professionals in North Carolina. Its focus is on the topics of: aging, children’s health, evidence-based practice, general health services, health care economics, healthcare engineering, health care organization, health disparities, health policy analysis, health professions and primary care, medical practice and prevention, medical errors, mental health and substance abuse, rural health, regional health workforce, and women’s health research. The more notable programs are the collaboration with top agencies on the study options to expand health insurance coverage to the uninsured, the Primary Health Care Management Support Package for People With Developmental Disabilities, and the mandatory annual medical error reporting system for nursing homes in the State.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill hosts the Health Professions Data System and the Southeast Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies. HPDS collects and disseminates comprehensive and timely data, including practice characteristics, on health professionals. SRCHWS is involved in studies of the need for human resources for health in underserved communities and the design of training programs to prepare the proper mix of health professionals. The Center instituted workforce planning systems for developing nations, examined the push-pull factors that stimulate migration into the United States from low resource nations, and stressed indicators of primary medical, dental and mental health resource needs.
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