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OBJECTIVE The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) requires states to measure and report on coverage stability in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). States generally have not done this in the past. This study proposes strategies for both measuring stability and targeting policies to improve retention of(More)
Resistance of bone to fracture--bone strength--has been shown to depend on both the amount of bone and its architectural spatial organization. In vivo magnetic resonance (MR) techniques have the capability of imaging bone tissue, including the trabecular microarchitecture and the marrow composition. We have applied in vivo and ex vivo MR methods to the(More)
The engineering of a novel intra-operative MRI system is described. A movable, 1.5 Tesla MRI magnet was placed in a neurosurgical operating room without affecting established neurosurgical procedure. The system allows fast, high-quality MR intra-operative imaging of the brain and spine without the necessity of patient transportation. A neuro-navigational(More)
PURPOSE Our previously validated Youth Engagement with Health Services survey measures adolescent health care quality. The survey response format allows adolescents to indicate whether their needs for anticipatory guidance were met. Here, we describe the unmet needs for anticipatory guidance reported by adolescents and identify adolescent characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND Recent attention has focused on the potential for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide access points for adolescent substance use care. In 2015, the University of New Mexico began screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training for providers at New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)-funded SBHCs across the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to create and validate a survey instrument designed to measure Youth Engagement with Health Services (YEHS!). METHODS A 61-item YEHS! survey was created through a multistaged process, which included literature review, subject matter expert opinion, review of existing validated measures, and cognitive interviewing with(More)
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