Current funded projects focus on using secondary data to help inform public health interventions, programming and provision of medical services.
- Combining Community Resources and Existing Data to Conduct Mapping and Spatial Analyses to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Maternal and Child Health: Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties (funder: Kellogg Foundation).
- Demonstration Project: A project to determine geographic areas to target diabetes-related resources in the United States based on a resource-rate mismatch using mapping and spatial analysis (funder: Western Michigan University).
- A project to examine geographic trends in Michigan Medicaid service utilization of adult quality measures (funder: Michigan Department of Community Health).
- An analysis of the impact on health care utilization of the change in Medicaid from fee for service to managed care for foster care youth ages 14 to 21 (funder: Wayne State University).
- We are also completing a project to determine the current use and impact of diabetes self-management education on a low-income population of individuals with newly diagnosed diabetes attending a family practice in Kalamazoo.