The Latest from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies


New Content:

Building on the Advancing Equity web learning series we hosted in the fall, the Center for HOPES has developed a Dual Burden Reading & Resources page for those interested in learning more about reproductive health care needs among women with substance use disorder.

On this page, you will find links to essential readings, innovative programs, and novel research about the intersection of reproductive health and substance – particularly opioid – use disorder treatment (such as the infographic from the CDC pictured here). This list of recommended readings and resources includes sources regarding:

  • Framing and problem definition
  • Caring for women with OUD
  • Caring for pregnant & postpartum people with OUD
  • Disparities in care
  • Organizations & programs
  • Patterns of reproductive care among women with OUD
  • Patterns of OUD and pregnancy outcomes

Learn and access more Center content about addressing the dual burden of reproductive health care and substance use disorder treatment needs.

 


In the News:

Congratulations to Anne Trinh, Senior Program Manager at the Center for HOPES, on being named the new Chair of the Data and Research Action Team for the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC).

FCSPC works to prevent suicide in greater Columbus by raising awareness and reducing stigma, promoting suicide prevention education, and fostering suicide prevention collaboration. Ms. Trinh brings years of public health experience working with populations at disproportionately high risk of suicide to the Coalition. The Center for HOPES looks forward to building our relationship with FCSPC and supporting Ms. Trinh’s role.

 


In the News:

Director Eric Seiber accepted an invitation to speak at the Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP) Grand Rounds about the Center for HOPES’s role in the state’s COVID-19 response activities. Dr. Seiber shared insights on household economic dynamics, unemployment, consumer spending, and state tax revenue, with a particular focus on the differential effects of the pandemic recession on Ohio’s low-income households. The key takeaway for the surgeon-researchers in attendance: Ohio faces significant economic challenges as it transitions from disease response to post-vaccine recovery efforts.

 

Learn more about the Center’s work on COVID Recovery and Response.

 

 


New Content:

Center for HOPES researchers Saira Nawaz (Research Evaluator), Eric Seiber (Director), and Anne Trinh (Community Engagement Specialist) are co-authors of an article in the new issue of the Ohio Journal of Public Health.  In “Racism Measurement Framework: A Tool for Public Health Action and Accountability,” they develop and present a racism measurement framework that  depicts the disparities caused by racism within Ohio and can be used to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of anti-racist efforts implemented across the state. The framework provides not only a call for action against racism in Ohio, but an opportunity for organizations to measure the extent to which efforts have intervened on supposedly entrenched pathways to health inequities and disparities caused by racism.

Read more and access the article

 

 

 

 


Featured Event:

We’ve wrapped up our Advancing Equity Learning Series!

Between July and December of 2020, we co-hosted a series of six webinars about addressing the reproductive health care needs of women with substance use disorders.

Access materials for all the sessions on the Advancing Equity event page.

Watch recordings of each session on our Advancing Equity YouTube playlist.

Visit the Reproductive Health-Substance Use Disorder Dual Burden project page to read an introduction from Dr. Mishka Terplan.

 


New Content:

The Center for HOPES is part of a team of public health experts helping Central Ohio school districts navigate the COVID-19 landscape and what it means for learning in their communities.

Interested in learning more about the COVID-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance (CATS) system for schools? Watch the CATS Public Dashboard tutorial (5 minutes) on our YouTube Channel.

Learn more about the Center’s work on COVID Recovery and Response.

 


New Content:

Center for HOPES researchers, Kristin Harlow (Research Specialist) and Eric Seiber (Director), are co-authors of an article in the new issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Center Affiliate Ayaz Hyder is also an author on “Health economic design for cost, cost-effectiveness and simulation analyses in the HEALing Communities Study,” which outlines the innovative strategies researchers are using to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of HCS interventions.

Read more and access the article

Learn more about the Center’s work on Opioid Overdose Prevention

 


In the News:

Wilson Figueroa, Senior Consulting Research Statistician at the Center for HOPES, is first author on an article in the new issue of Health Psychology. In “Daily Stressors and Diurnal Cortisol Among Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults,” Dr. Figueroa and his colleagues report the results of their study on sexual and gender minority stress and diurnal cortisol, the changes in the stress-sensitive hormone. Their findings suggest that there is a unique relationship between the everyday experience of sexual and gender minority stressors and cortisol levels throughout the day, which has implications for the physical and mental health of LGBT adults.

Read the article: Figueroa, W. S., Zoccola, P. M., Manigault, A. W., Hamilton, K. R., Scanlin, M. C., & Johnson, R. C. (2020). Daily stressors and diurnal cortisol among sexual and gender minority young adults. Health Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0001054

 


New Content:

Building on the Advancing Equity webinar series, Center for HOPES researchers have authored an overview of the series’s central theme: addressing the dual burden of unmet reproductive health care needs among women with substance use disorders. The issue overview, written primarily for providers, summarizes the scope of the dual burden issue, the policy context in which it operates, and best practices in providing evidence-based care to affected populations.

Visit our Addressing the Dual Burden project page to download the overview, register for the last session of the web series, watch previous sessions, and read a foreword from Dr. Mishka Terplan. You can watch the first five sessions on the Center for HOPES YouTube Channel.

Issue Overview | The Dual Burden of Unmet Reproductive Health Care Needs among Women with Substance Use Disorder (November 2020)

 


In the News:

The Center for HOPES is part of a team of public health experts helping Central Ohio school districts navigate the COVID-19 landscape and what it means for learning in their communities. Anne Trinh, Senior Program Manager at the Center for HOPES, and Ayaz Hyder, Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and a Center for HOPES Affiliate, discuss how the COVID-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance (CATS) system is helping schools leverage data for health and safety in their districts.

 

Ohio State tool helping schools spot signs of virus outbreaks (Columbus Dispatch, 11/16/20)

 

Public health faculty, staff create COVID-19 surveillance tool for schools (College of Public Health News, 11/9/20)

Learn more about our current projects

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The Center for HOPES is a research center in The Ohio State University College of Public Health. HOPES provides health economics, health policy, and evaluation services for projects within the university, as well as for government agencies, community groups, and private sector organizations. In addition to the Center’s accomplished researchers, HOPES provides a platform for the research community to collaborate across colleges in order to better understand the issues facing the public’s health today.