This issue brief examines methamphetamine use, its impact on Missouri communities, and policy initiatives proposed to curb methamphetamine use and production. The paper also presents an overview of key ingredients used to make meth, primarily pseudoephedrine, and summarizes existing policies addressing pseudoephedrine availability.
This study examines the current state of health care in the criminal justice system and objectively assess the major health needs, concerns, and challenges found within Missouri's correctional system.
This issue overview presents a broad look at how Missouri and other states have defined and worked on issues relating to charity care. Within the parameters of hospital charity care, this paper examines the historical context in which charity care emerged and evolved, as well as important concepts that have stemmed from the topic of charity care. It provides a broad sketch of the national landscape of charity care, paying special attention to the state of Missouri, and discusses policy and legal implications of charity care.
This paper provides an overview of health promotion and prevention services in a faith-based setting. It offers background information, history and assets of faith communities, preliminary provisions regarding health-related activities in a faith-based setting, key elements for successful faith-based programming and illustrations of faith-based programs.
This document provides definitions, background information, and statistics relating to respite care. It discusses key elements for successful programming and offers examples of model respite care programs.
This paper offers a brief history and definitions from the field of social marketing. It includes relevant social marketing theories and models, elements of effective campaigns, and examples of successful programs. The document concludes by reviewing the main components that can be used to successfully develop a social marketing campaign.
This paper outlines the basic premises on which health promotion is founded. This document provides a brief overview of the issue, key elements of success, definitions and explanations of concepts used within the field of health promotion, and a discussion of general concepts that lead to effective programming. It features specific examples of successful health promotion programs targeted to youth.
This issue brief provides definitions and significant development from the field of case management. It discusses its role in health care and provides diagrams of case management as well as examples of successful programs.
This study provides an overview of the general structure of both the Massachusetts and Japanese health care systems and outlines how each achieves universal health care for its residents. Additionally, the paper compares and contrasts no only the health care systems, but the demographic and cultural differences that affect the implementation of the health structures within these entities. Finally, the paper concludes with an outlook on how universal coverage in Massachusetts might affect the health outcomes of the residents of that state.
This brief paper presents an estimate of the number of uninsured Missouri residents likely to receive health insurance coverage under the 2004 Democratic Presidential contenders' health care plans. Their proposals differ in scope, complexity, and cost. Most analysis of those plans have been focused at the national level. The impact on a specific state has rarely been determined.