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Launch of new website focused on self-direction in mental health

Date: 07/2017

The Human Services Research Institute and Applied Self Direction, the new home for the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, are pleased to announce the release of a new website, www.mentalhealthselfdirection.org, with information and research findings on self-direction, a relatively new approach to recovery for people with serious mental health conditions.  

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Job Opening: Summer Intern II - Behavioral Health Research

Date: 04/2017

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time paid summer intern to work on behavioral health research and evaluation projects in its Cambridge, MA offices. Duties include but are not restricted to: contributing to the development of data collection protocols and instruments, and preparing proposals for submission to an institutional review board. 

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Job Opening: Summer Intern I - Behavioral Health Research

Date: 03/2017

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time paid summer intern to work on behavioral health research and evaluation projects in its Cambridge, MA offices. Duties include but are not restricted to: maintaining project records and files; scheduling and taking notes at meetings; gathering information through literature reviews and searches; data coding and entry; proofreading and other editorial tasks; and assisting with presentation materials, reports, and Read More

Examining Outcomes for People with Autism

Date: 03/2017

Are people with autism benefiting from disability reforms and supports to the same extent as people with other developmental disabilities? HSRI staff, along with partner Ari Ne’eman, examined the NCI Adult Consumer Survey data to find out. They discovered that, compared with respondents without an ASD diagnosis, respondents with ASD with were less likely to have paid jobs in the community, less likely to have had input into major life decisions, and less Read More

HSRI-Developed Tool Rates Highly in Consumer Reports Investigation

Date: 02/2017

This fall, Consumer Reports released the results of an investigation into the quality and usability of cost-estimator tools from New York health insurance companies and related resources. As part of the study, CR also examined eight standalone websites that deliver healthcare cost and quality information to consumers, including CompareMaine, a state-specific tool developed by HSRI’s population health team. Using a combination of consumer user testing and objective scoring criteria, CR rated the standalone Read More

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