Other Health and Human Services

National Benefit/ Cost Analysis of Three Digit-Accessed Telephone Information and Referral Services

Researcher(s):Dan O'Shea, Christopher T. King, Stuart Greenfield, Elaine Shelton, Laura Sullivan, Erin Taber, Jerome A. Olson
Date Published:
December 2004
Publisher(s):
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin

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Abstract: The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at The University of Texas at Austin developed estimates of the benefits, costs, and net value created by public and private investments in a national, three digit- accessed (2-1-1) information and referral (I&R) network for health and human services in a study conducted for the United Way of America.

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Power Parent Training Curriculum: Pilot Assessment Working Paper

Power Parent Training Curriculum: Pilot Assessment Working Paper

Researchers: Dan O'Shea, Jackie Fickel, Leah Kegler, and Angela Hernandez.
Publication Date: December 2001
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Year Three Evaluation: On the Right Track

Researcher(s):Christopher T. King
Date Published:
February 2001
Publisher(s):
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: This Report evaluates the Texas Department of Health's On the Right Track Project, which addresses the prevention of secondary conditions for persons with disabilities in Texas. The project has three main goals: science, service and leadership. The Science goal addresses knowledge concerning the magnitude and severity of disabilities and secondary conditions. The service goal is concerned with promoting healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities in Texas by increasing the awareness of the need for preventing secondary conditions within the learning domain among consumers, providers and policy makers. The Leadership goal relates to strengthening the Texas Department of Health’s leadership role in understanding and preventing secondary conditions that are associated with disabilities in the learning domain. Ultimately, On the Right Track seeks to improve learning, achievement, and overall quality of life in people with disabilities in Texas

The evaluation of Year Three On the Right Track activities primarily addressed process and implementation aspects of the project. Researchers reviewed project documents and conducted structured interviews with current and former On the Right Track and related staff at the Texas Department of Health, as well as key individuals with sites in Bell and Harris County and researchers at Southwest Texas State University.

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The Value of a Comprehensive Texas Information and Referral Network: August 2000 Update

Researcher(s):Daniel P. O’Shea, Leah Kegler and Christopher T. King
Date Published:
August 2000
Publisher(s):
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: This report summarizes the results of the revised benefits/costs analysis for the Texas Information and Referral Network. As in our previous report on this network, we found that state appropriations for a comprehensive Texas Health and Human Services Information & Referral Network will create more benefits than cost and will return a net value to society. Despite an increase in total cost for the Network, we estimate that the unadjusted net benefit to society rose by nearly $0.3 million to $14.7 million and that the share of the total costs borne by the state government dropped more than $1.0 million. State cost reductions are the result of increased local contributions to this collaborative public/private effort.

To arrive at these estimates, we reviewed previous and additional assumptions related to our valuation formulas. We decided that the basic conceptual cost/benefits model used to arrive at our original estimates retained validity. We incorporated the new information into our model to produce the revised estimates.

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Year Two Evaluation: On the Right Track

Researcher(s):Christopher T. King and Alicia M. Betsinger
Date Published:
August 1999
Publisher(s):
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: The On the Right Track project began in July of 1997. It was designed to:

  • Assess and document the magnitude and severity of disabilities and secondary conditions for persons with disabilities in Texas.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities in Texas.
  • Strengthen the leadership role of the Texas Department fo Health (TDH) in this domain.

This report provides and overview of the key features of On the Right Track and outlines the roles and responsibilities of project partners. It briefly describes the implementation of the project during Year Two and subsequently presents project constraints and lessons learned during its implementation phase.

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