Anita Smith Everett

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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated a Web-based tool to help patients with schizophrenia communicate with clinicians about evidence-based treatments. METHODS Fifty patients used an interactive Web-based intervention featuring actors simulating a patient discussing treatment concerns (intervention group; N=24) or were shown an educational video about(More)
Health systems across the world remain significantly fragmented, affecting access, quality and costs of the care delivered. Strengthening health systems is a global health challenge for all countries: low, middle and high income. According to the World Health Organization the key components of a well functioning health system, namely, leadership and(More)
A crisis in the behavioral health care workforce has drawn considerable attention from consumers, families, advocates, clinical professionals, and system administrators at local, state, and federal levels in the past decade. Its effects have been felt in the recruitment, retention, and performance of psychiatrists in the public sector, where a focus on(More)
Active consumer participation is critical in contemporary mental health care and treatment planning and has been a staple of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation for the last three decades. Providing the opportunity for consumers to chose interventions that fit personal preferences and recovery increase the likelihood that these interventions will(More)
OBJECTIVE The study compared delays in seeking general medical care among adults with serious mental illness and a general population sample. Associations of delays with health status and use of emergency department services among individuals with serious mental illness were also assessed. METHODS Data for 271 persons with serious mental illness (clinic(More)
Health systems in the USA have received a mandate to improve quality while reining in costs. Several opportunities have been created to stimulate this transformation. This paper describes the design, early implementation and lessons learned for the behavioural components of the John Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) programme. J-CHiP is designed(More)
BACKGROUND Social network size and strength is an important determinant of overall health. AIMS This study describes the extent and strength of the social network among a sample of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and explores the relationship between an individual's social network and their experience of internal stigma and recovery(More)
To address the challenging health care needs of the population served by an urban academic medical center, we developed the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP), a novel care coordination program that provides services in homes, community clinics, acute care hospitals, emergency departments, and skilled nursing facilities. This case study(More)
Persons with serious mental illnesses have shorter life spans than the general population, and their earlier death is often related to cardiovascular disease. This study examined health literacy and cardiovascular medication adherence in a sample of 98 participants with serious mental illness. Sixty-two percent of the participants had adequate health(More)