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Partnering Organizations, Translating Research Into Practice II

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To facilitate partnerships between researchers and the health care systems and organizations interested in responding to the Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) II Request for Applications (RFA), the information below is being made available. The RFA, published in December 1999, invites applications for cooperative agreement demonstration projects focused on evaluating strategies for translating research into practice.

The objective of these strategies will be to improve in a sustainable manner the outcomes, quality, effectiveness, efficiency and/or cost-effectiveness of health care based on findings from sound research. Partnerships between researchers and health care systems and organizations will help accelerate and magnify the impact of research on clinical practice and patient outcomes in applied settings.

The organizations listed below responded to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) published in the Federal Register on June 22, 1999, and have expressed a willingness to partner with a research team to develop a proposal for the TRIP II RFA. Investigators are also encouraged to develop or build on existing relationships with health care systems and organizations on their own. They are not required to work with RFEI respondents.


Organization: Alliance Continuing Care Network
Contact: John David Smith, ACCN, 655 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, (212) 697-3000, Ext. 105
Patient Population: 15 member organizations representing 21 facilities with different conditions (all skilled nursing facilities)
Diseases/Conditions: All seven conditions listed in the Request For Applications (RFA)
Data Capabilities: Admissions data, minimum data set (MDS) data

Organization: merican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Contact: Herbert Baum, Ph.D., ASLHA, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 897-0132
Patient Population: Organization has 97,000 members (public schools, hospitals, medical practices, academia, etc.)
Diseases/Conditions: Cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS (children)
Data Capabilities: Establishing national database of treatment outcomes

Organization: Camcare Health Education and Research Institute
Contact: Mary Emmett, Ph.D., CHERI, 3200 MacCorkle Ave, SE, Charleston, WV 25304, (304) 388-9910
Patient Population: Integrated health delivery system
Diseases/Conditions: Pediatrics, cancer, women health, cardiovascular disease

Organization: Carolina Medical Review - (South Carolina Peer Review Organization)
Contact: Lisa Beardon, Ph.D., 250 Berryhill Road, #101, Columbia, SC 29210, (803) 731-8225, Ext. 217 or 1-800-922-3089
Patient Population: 102,000 Medicare recipients
Diseases/Conditions: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immunizations, cancer screening
Data Capabilities: Enrollment, administrative, and abstracted clinical data, quantitative data on providers and facilities

Organization: Children National Medical Center
Contact: Benjamin Gitterman, M.D., CNMC, 111 Michigan Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010, (202) 884-3948
Patient Population: Inpatient and outpatient services, multiple primary care facilities, regional out-patient subspecialty care, diagnostic facilities
Diseases/Conditions: Pediatric asthma, immunizations

Organization: Clinical Directors Network
Contact: Jonathan N. Tobin, Ph.D., CDN, 54 W. 39th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018, (212) 382-0699, Ext. 54
Patient Population: Medical, dental, nursing directors, and other clinicians practicing in Federal, State, and city facilities, funded community centers in multiple States, primary care practices (230) serving low-income and minorities
Diseases/Conditions: All seven conditions listed in the RFA
Data Capabilities: Administrative claims data, enrollment data, topical survey data, follow-up data by diagnosis, age/gender registry

Organization: Clinical Research Advisory Network, Inc.
Contact: Carolyn Bagley, CRAN, PO Box 706, Kenbridge, VA 23944, (804) 676-1133
Patient Population: Community health centers and free-standing sites for underserved, clinicians (1,200) in Public Health Service Region 3 (in VA, WV, MD, DC, PA, DE)
Diseases/Conditions: All seven conditions listed in the RFA
Data Capabilities: MDS data, chart data (audited), data comparing LIDS data, clinical measures, and Healthy People 2000/2010

Organization: Esse Health
Contact: Scot Walker, PharmD., EH, 520 S. Elm, St. Louis, MO 63119, (314) 301-1991
Patient Population: 65 primary care physicians in 19 medical offices, with patient population of 130,000
Diseases/Conditions: Diabetes, low density lipoprotein (LDL) goals in coronary artery disease patients
Data Capabilities: Electronic medical records at each office, Oracle database with extraction tools

Organization: Florida Association of Homes for the Aging (FAHA)
Contact: Cheryl Hunt, FAHA Health and Services, Inc., 1812 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308, (850) 671-3141
Patient Population: Senior long-term care alliance in Florida, more than 65,000 seniors
Diseases/Conditions: Cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease management, diabetes management, immunization effectiveness

Organization: The Greater Detroit Area Health Council
Contact: J. Sean Kenney, Ph.D., GDAHC, Suite 1500, 333 Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226, (313) 963-4990
Patient Population: Organization includes purchasers such as employers, health systems, physicians, health plans, and consumers
Diseases/Conditions: All areas listed in RFA, especially pediatric asthma
Data Capabilities: National Health Information Technology Lab of Detroit

Organization: Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
Contact: Carole Ann Livingston, GLITZ, Inc., PO Box 9, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538, (715) 588-3324
Patient Population: Nine tribal groups
Diseases/Conditions: Infant mortality

Organization: Healthcare Education and Research Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Catherine Borbas, Ph.D., HERF, 2550 University Avenue, West, Suite 325 South, St. Paul, MN 55114, (651) 641-0990, Ext. 229
Patient Population: Clinics, hospitals, health plans in Minnesota
Diseases/Conditions: Cardiovascular disease, immunizations, pediatric asthma, breast cancer
Data Capabilities: Administrative claims data, primary data collection

Organization: High Plains Research Network (University of Colorado)
Contact: John M. Westfall, M.D., M.P.H., Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1180 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220, (303) 315-9712
Patient Population: Rural hospital research network (11 small hospitals)
Diseases/Conditions: Cardiac disease
Data Capabilities: Med Quest database, chart abstractions

Organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
Contact: Mary Weaver, R.N., M.S.N., Iowa Dept. of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, (515) 281-4910
Patient Population: Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Iowa Health System, Mercy Health Network, Healthcare Access Network, Inc.
Diseases/Conditions: Immunizations
Data Capabilities: Immunization records, birth/death records

Organization: Medical Affairs Tenet Health System
Contact: Cheryl Wong, MATHS, 14001 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240, (972) 789-2319
Patient Population: Organization includes 5000 members nationally
Diseases/Conditions: Cardiovascular disease, immunizations
Data Capabilities: Computerized data

Organization: Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc.
Contact: Ken Whitehair, RNSB, Inc., Division Director of Health and Human Services, PO Box 4, Pine Hill, NM 87357, (505) 775-3641
Patient Population: 6,500 medical records, mostly Navajo, rural, ambulatory primary care and acute care
Diseases/Conditions: Diabetes, immunizations
Data Capabilities: Patient data system, Mumps

Organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Contact: Bill McGill, Ph.D., RWHC, 880 Independence Lane, PO Box 490, Sauk City, WI 53583, (608) 643-2343
Patient Population: Cooperative of 25 hospitals (rural orientation), collaboration between rural providers
Diseases/Conditions: Diabetes, immunizations, breast cancer screening

Organization: State of New York Department of Health, Office of Medicaid Management
Contact:Leon Cosler, R.Ph., Ph.D., Corning Tower, Room 2053, Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, (518) 473-7558
Patient Population: NY State Medicaid Program, 3.5 million eligible per year, formal procedures for releasing data (like Health Care Financing Administration data), all medical, ambulatory, and pharmaceutical services
Diseases/Conditions: All conditions listed in RFA, but especially asthma
Data Capabilities: Enrollment data, administrative claims data, patient demographics

Organization: U.S. Quality Algorithms, Inc., (Aetna US Healthcare)
Contact: Claire M. Spettell, Ph.D., USQA, Inc., 980 Jolly Road, Mailstop U38A, Blue Bell, PA 19422, (215) 775-5824
Patient Population: 6 million members of health maintenance organizations
Diseases/Conditions: Pediatric asthma, diabetes, cardiac disease
Data Capabilities: Enrollment data, administrative claims data

Organization: Village Care of New York, Inc.
Contact: Herb Fillmore, VC of NY, Inc., 154 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014, (212) 337-5768
Patient Population: Network of continuing care services for elderly and persons with HIV/AIDS, two nursing homes, five adult day care centers, home care, and case management programs
Diseases/Conditions: HIV/AIDS
Data Capabilities: Administrative claims data, computerized laboratory reporting, MDS, "OASIS"

Current as of December 1999

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