Projects Overview

CSS Tracking, Monitoring, and Evaluation Project

HSRC is initiating a project to develop and evaluate a system to track, monitor, and evaluate client outcomes within the Community Services and Supports (CSS) component of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The new system is intended to enable providers, counties, and the state to better understand clinical status and outcomes for adults receiving mental health services. This project will aid in efforts toward understanding and improving upon the appropriateness, quality, and effectiveness of services offered throughout California.

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) has contracted with the UC San Diego Health Services Research Center (HSRC) to develop this system. HSRC will work in close partnership with Harder+Company Community Research on this project. Throughout the project, we will engage with clients/family members/caregivers, mental health services providers, and county and state representatives to ensure that we develop a system that is highly responsive to the needs and concerns of all stakeholders.

San Diego County Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)

The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) project is a collaboration between San Diego Mental Health Services programs and the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to increase public awareness and understanding of mental illness, reduce stigma towards people with mental illness, and improve prevention efforts for people at risk of mental illness.  Included among the dozens of PEI projects are:

  • Alcohol & Drug Services (ADS) Program Evaluation
  • San Diego Community Survey of Mental Health Attitudes
  • Evaluation of Mental Health Promotion Interventions
  • I-CARE Innovations Physical Health Integration Pilot
  • Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health

San Diego County Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services (SDA/OAMHS)

HSRC provides data analysis and performance monitoring to San Diego County Behavioral Health Services in support of their Quality Improvement (QI) Unit.  We work closely with stakeholders throughout the public mental health system (Behavioral Health administration, QI members, local program administrators, and clients) to measure client outcomes, helping County administration craft a more responsive, recovery oriented Mental Health Services system. 

Development of a Translational Tool to Study Yoga Therapy (EPYQ)

San Diego is one of 3 study sites across the U.S. working in collaboration to develop the EPYQ--Essential Properties of Yoga Questionnaire in order to address current limitations in the yoga literature and to advance yoga-related research. The EPYQ will allow for objective ratings of the range of dimensions and components that comprise yoga interventions. 

Global Consortium for Drug-resistant TB Diagnostics (GCDD)

The Global Consortium for Drug-resistant TB Diagnostics (GCDD) is an international collaboration of researchers, healthcare professionals, and tuberculosis experts who aim to reduce the time to detection of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDRTB). 

Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)

The Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) began as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in 1994. The study assessed patients at high risk of developing diabetes to determine if lifestyle modifications of improved diet and exercise along with on oral anti-diabetes medication would prevent the development of diabetes. After meeting its objectives, DPPOS was established to assess the long-term effects of these interventions.

Veterans Telemedicine Studies (VTOPS) & (DOD)

The Veterans Telemedicaine Outreach for PTSD Services (VTOPS) project aims to assess the quality of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) provided via telemedicine and its impact on mental health by comparing PTSD outcomes for veterans receiving CPT via telemedicine vs. in-person care. Through a randomized clinical trial of 254 patients receiving cognitive processing therapy either via telemedicine or by in-person care, the Telemedicine for Improved Delivery of Psychosocial Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (DOD) project compares provider-patient communication during telemedicine consultations vs. in-person consultations.

Integrated Care Model for Improving HCV Patient Outcomes (HCV)

The HCV study aims to determine the effectiveness of a protocol-based integrated care model for increasing hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment rates among veterans and the number of veterans who receive successful antiviral treatment. The study will also assess the effects of an integrated care model on patient involvement in care. Using a new protocol-based model of care that centers around integrating psychiatric care and case management into VA HCV clinics may increase treatment rates, improve rates of sustained viral response (SVR), and improve health outcomes for veterans with hepatitis C.

Los Angeles County MHSA Innovations Mental Health Integration Programs

HSRC is designing and carrying out the program evaluation activities for the MHSA Innovations of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Working closely with stakeholders throughout the public mental health system, we assess the comparative effectiveness of four models of healthcare integration through measuring client and staff outcomes, assessing the process of integration, and performing cost analyses.


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