Gloria R Weissman

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to report the findings of the National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs regarding parent perceptions of the extent to which children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have access to a medical home. METHODS Five criteria, selected to reflect the characteristics of a medical home as defined by(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a baseline measure of the proportion of US children who meet the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's core outcomes for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Those core outcomes include the following: 1) families of CSHCN will partner in decision making and will be satisfied with the services that they receive; 2) CSHCN will(More)
In collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Health Resources and Services Administration is conducting a multisite, longitudinal study on issues of service needs, service utilization, and access to care for drug abusers with HIV. This article discusses access to drug abuse treatment and HIV secondary prevention for 116 women interviewed(More)
This paper presents first-year findings from a multi-site, longitudinal study being coordinated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on access to care for drug abusers with HIV. The sample of 116 women and 187 men in five sites (Denver, Detroit, New Haven, New Orleans,(More)
This paper discusses data from a national research program working with large numbers of women at risk for HIV. Important similarities between injection drug using (IDU) women and the non-injecting partners of IDU men have been shown. High levels of non-injection drug use are common to both groups, as is crack use and the trading of sex for crack. Despite(More)
Newborn screening and genetic technologies are expanding and changing rapidly, increasing the demand for genetic specialty services. Because of the scarcity and geographic maldistribution of genetic specialty services, access to these services is a critical issue. This article discusses some of the efforts initiated by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau(More)
BACKGROUND Children with special health care needs (SHCNs) are an important population from health care services, economic, and policy perspectives. However, until recently, no national data on their prevalence and health care service needs that use a commonly accepted definition have existed. OBJECTIVE To provide national estimates of the number of(More)
This study was designed to assess utilization of health-related services and HIV risk related behaviors by HIV infected drug users one year prior to and two years following the availability of Ryan White Title I funding. Using a cross-sectional design, a total of 777 drug injectors and crack smokers from five US cities were surveyed, over three waves of(More)
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