Research & Scholarly Activity

Research & Scholarly Activity

  • Evaluation of a Substance Abuse Intervention in a Primary Care Heart Failure Program
    Santa Clara County Dept. of Behavioral Health, SJSU "Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" Grant
    Santa Clara County Dept. of Behavioral Health, 2014-2015

    Description:

    The project will entail an evaluation of outcomes for participants of Santa Clara County’s Heart Failure Program (HFP) who have co-occurring substance abuse problems and are accepting intervention. Using a quasi-experimental design with a matched comparison group, the study will explore an evidence-based social work intervention grounded in a multi-disciplinary health team approach in responding to the significant impact of illicit drug use on health outcomes. The project is in line with SJSU’s mission of collaborative, community-based research.

  • The Social Work Education Enhancement Program in Vietnam (SWEEP) -- Alice Hines, Principal Investigator, Edward Cohen, Co-Investigator
    USAID
    2012-2015

    Description:

    The goal of the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam’s higher education social work programs to deliver quality education and prepare trained, job ready social workers. SWEEP has four main components: 1) Improve university administration and management of undergraduate social work education; 2) improve professional development of social work faculty ; 3) improve curriculum development; and 4) assist in the development of technology infrastructure to improve collaboration and networking among Vietnam social work education programs. Eight universties representing urban and rural provinces are partnering with SWEEP from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Thap, Hue, Vinh City, and Da Lat. The collaboration also includes important contributions from Cisco Systems in providing technical assistance and training to partner universities. More information can be fournd at the SWEEP website: https://sites.google.com/a/sjsu.edu/sweep/home

  • Mental Health Services Use by Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
    San Jose State University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant
    2012-2014

    Description:

    An analysis of the mental health services provided to youth in juvenile detention facilities.

  • Evaluation of Mental Health Services in California's 'Healthy Families Program'
    APS Healthcare, Inc. and the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board
    APS Healthcare, Inc. and the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, 2008-2010

    Description:

    Analysis of the utilization and quality of mental health services provided to California's Healthy Families (low-cost children's insurance program)

  • Evaluation of Contra Costa County's 'Partnering for Permanence' Grant
    University of California at Berkeley, Contra Costa County and the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau
    University of California at Berkeley, Contra Costa County and the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, 2007-2008

    Description:

    Evaluation of an innovative Parent Partners Program, and tracking of post-emancipation youth outcomes in Contra Costa County's child welfare services. These activities are related to the county's 5-year grant from the Children's Bureau entitled "Systems of Care to Improve Outcomes in Child Welfare Services."