Current Projects

 6/11/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Bibhuti K. Sar for his SAMHSA award, Integrated Care for Persons with Co-Occuring Disorders.  $396,402.

Project Abstract:

The Kent School of Social Work and Wellspring will utilize a comprehensive, community-centered approach to help individuals become free of homelessness, engage in recovery, and improve their well-being and quality of life . By the completion of the project, 180 persons will have been provided outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in screenings and offered direct treatment for co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders (COD), provided case management or other strategies to link with and retained in permanent housing and other necessary services, been enrolled in Medicaid and/or other benefits programs, will have received “wrap-around” recovery support services designed to improve access and retention in services.  The community based approach undertaken will be evaluated and a final report will be disseminated through presentations and publication on the project’s impact and lessons learned on how to best respond to the needs of persons experiencing homelessness and co-occurring disorders.


5/6/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Hee Hyul Moon

Summary of the funding ($22,758):

Dr. Hee Hyul Moon was awarded the Native Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (NAD RCMAR) pilot grant funded by National Institute on Aging (NIA) and Dr. Rote will work on this grant as CoPI from September 2020 to Feb 2022. The grant project “Longitudinal trajectories of cognitive impairment and functional disabilities among American Indian (AI) older adults compared with White, Black, and Hispanic older adults. We will conduct a pilot study of disparities in cognitive impairment of AI older adults compared to other racial/ethnic groups (Non-Hispanic White (NHW); Non-Hispanic Black (NHB); Hispanic). The goals of our project are (1) to understand the disparities in dementia prevalence and risk factors as well as their effects on trends in cognitive impairment among AI older adults, and (2) to increase our understanding of trends in prevalence and their associations with changes in functional disabilities compared to other racial/ethnic groups.