02/22/13 - Interview with CSR, Incorporated's President & CEO
CSR's President & CEO, John Foster-Bey, was interviewed on Executive Leaders Radio. The interview will air on the following dates:
Greater Metro FAIRFAX Show
CBS Radio 1580 AM in Washington, DC Saturday, February 23, 10am-11am
Streams live at: cbsdc.com and also at the same time on Radio.com.
CBS Radio is heard throughout the Washington DC region.
WFED 1500 AM/ WWFD 820 AM Sunday, February 24, 9am-10am
Streams live at federalnewsradio.com. Federal News Radio is heard throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington Area at 1500 AM and in Frederick, Maryland at 820 AM.
You can also access the show on iTunes. ELR content will be listed on these podcast sites: Castroller.com, Podbean.com and PodcastPickle.com. A few weeks after it airs, it will be posted and archived on Executive Leaders Radio's website www.executiveleadersradio.com. You can follow them on Twitter@ExecLeadersRadio.
02/08/13 - Guide to Communicating about Performance Improvement and Accreditation for the National Association of County and City Health Officials
CSR’s public health communications specialists are advancing the accreditation readiness of State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments by developing a guide that outlines effective strategies for communicating about performance improvement and accreditation to key stakeholder audiences. This guide will support the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national voluntary accreditation program for local health departments launched in 2011. It will be available from NACCHO later in 2013.
02/01/13 - Ready for download: Now is the Time: The Public Health Response to Improving the State of America's Mental Health System.
The recent focus on America’s mental health care system is timely and necessary. It addresses a critical gap in our public health safety net—the unmet need for mental health treatment. CSR's most recent brief identifies issues most relevant to the framework of the mental health care delivery system, makes recommendations for future research to address these areas, and suggests how health policy and practice may be informed through this research agenda. Download Now ►
01/14/13 - CSR Researcher’s Study Presented at the 2012 NIH Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit.
Starting in 2014, Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to bring more children with mental health needs into the Medicaid system of care. At the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, CSR researcher Wendy Ellis presented findings highlighting significant disparities in access to mental health care for children in Washington State. These findings mirror health care access issues across the country. Through exhaustive interviews and analysis, the study highlights a number of community-level factors, state funding questions, and state access policy issues that contribute to underutilization of Washington State’s system of mental health care. These concerns provide valuable insight for state health agencies as they consider system reform and capacity issues in preparation for Medicaid expansion. The study recommendations offer timely information on how to improve access to mental health care by promoting system efficiency and fostering opportunities afforded under the ACA.
The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit was an annual conference held December 17–19 to advance activities that eliminate health disparities. This HHS-wide endeavor calls on a broad spectrum of Federal government stakeholders and other public health advocates. The 2012 Summit’s agenda built on the momentum of the 2008 Summit and the growing interest among Federal agencies to demonstrate their commitment to improve the health of all Americans. The 2012 Summit reflected the Federal government’s ongoing focus on emerging science and its intersection with practice and policy. Summit attendees from a broad range of agencies and NGOs helped maintain momentum in current national and international trends addressing the social determinants of health. See the presentation handout ►
10/26/12 - CSR presented "Drugged Driving in America" at the American Public Health Association Conference in San Francisco, October 27-31.
Sobering analysis, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, highlights the risk factors and rate of fatal crashes associated with drivers under the influence of prescription and illicit drugs. See the presentation poster ►
10/15/12 - Translating Research into Policy and Action.
CSR presented to the Washington State Public Health Association, Joint Conference on Health, on tactics to increase access and utilization of mental health care under the Affordable Care Act.
Click here to download the presentation Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Medicaid-eligible Children through the Affordable Care Act .
8/24/12 - Ready for download: the latest CSR Research Brief examining the "Jobs Paradox".
Millions of job seekers are desperate for work while employers can't fill open positions. The latest CSR Research Brief examines the "Jobs Paradox" and evaluation of an initiative to match potential employees with employers.
Click here to download The Jobs Paradox: High Unemployment in a Period of Unmet Labor Demand.
8/6/12 - CSR Fidelity Index© to Measure Effective Program Implementation.
One of the key hurdles in studying implementation during a process evaluation is how to empirically measure an implementer’s fidelity to the vision and design of the program intervention. CSR has developed a tool, the CSR Fidelity Index (CFI) that can be used to assess quantitatively how well program implementation adheres to the intended design of a program intervention.
Click here to download Using the CSR Fidelity Index©.
6/24/12 - CSR Presents at the AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Orlando, FL
Topics include Medicaid access to mental health care for children and Affordable Care Act implementation to the Behavioral Health and Child Health Interest Groups.
Click here to view a poster developed by CSR for presentation at the conference.
6/5/12 - CSR staff co-authored article entitled “Measures of Substance Consumption among Substance Users, DSM-IV Abusers, and those with DSM-IV Dependence Disorders in a Nationally Representative Sample" accepted to be published in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
5/1/12 - CSR staff article entitled “Washington State Exhibits Wide Regional Variation in Proportion of Medicaid-Eligible Children Who Get Needed Mental Health Care" published in the May issue of Health Affairs
Click here to view abstract.
5/1/12 - CSR Awarded a Contract under SAMHSA IDIQ
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded CSR a prime Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract in Domain II, Statistical Projects. The SAMHSA IDIQ is a 5-year contract with a $1.5 billion ceiling. The statistical projects will cover an array of tasks, including developing surveys and managing statistical sampling; acquiring and managing large collections of research and programmatic data; and developing, implementing, and testing quality statistical tools. CSR’s winning team on this contract also includes subcontractors SciMetrika and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
CSR will also serve as a subcontractor to IQ Solutions on their prime contract under Domain IV, Technical Assistance and Training. To learn more about contracting with CSR under this vehicle, contact John Foster-Bey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dianne Welsh (email@example.com).
4/15/12 - CSR Awarded a BPA for Performance Measurement and Evaluation by the Bureau of Justice Assistance
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)/DOJ has awarded CSR a 3-year Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide performance measurement, evaluation, and associated services to organizations within OJP. CSR’s initial Call under the BPA will cover continuation of the firm’s existing performance measurement and evaluation contract for the Bureau of Justice Assistance. CSR will also be responsible for transition of the Human Trafficking Reporting System under the BPA. To learn more about contracting with CSR through this BPA, contact John Foster-Bey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dianne Welsh (email@example.com).
2/1/12 - CSR staff co-authored article entitled “Drinking frequency as a brief screen for adolescent alcohol problems" published in the February issue of Pediatrics
Click here to view abstract.
1/1/12 - Dr. John Foster-Bey Appointed President/CEO of CSR
CSR’s founder and longtime president Dr. Sherrie Aitken retired in December 2011, and John Foster-Bey, D.L.S., M.B.A., M.P.A., has been appointed CSR’s new president and CEO. Dr. Foster-Bey served as vice president of CSR’s Research, Evaluation, and Program Management practice since 2008. As practice director, he led projects for the National Cancer Institute, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the C.S. Mott Foundation, among others. CSR is excited about the vision, energy, and extensive technical grounding Dr. Foster-Bey brings to this position as we move forward.
12/2/11 - Dr. Sherrie Aitken retires as President of CSR after 34 years! She will remain as Chair of the Board and Mr. John Foster-Bey will take over as President and CEO.
Past and present CSR staff will be forever grateful to Dr. Aitken for all her hard work, dedication, and for providing the opportunity to be a part of the CSR team.