Research Network

LIFIA RESEARCH NETWORK

The Lifia Research Network performs research into new models of healthcare delivery for populations experiencing serious health disparities.

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RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE

INDIVIDUALS SERVED

HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

PAYERS

MEDICATION SUPPORT SCALE

An assessment instrument currently under development to predict the areas and degree of support that will likely help individuals adhere to medication treatment plans.

The scale’s sub-scores are one set of indicators used to select the type of support or interventions that will be most helpful; such as physical, social, financial supports or transportation and reminders.

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Social Support Network

Creation of an online social support platform to provide incoming patients with chronic illnesses easy access to a trusted, private online space where social support is available. The research will leverage a person-centered, participatory design process to create a social support platform attuned to the needs of this population.

 

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