Present: Abby Crocker, Kairn Kelley, Ben Littenberg, Charlie MacLean
1. Presentation: Abby shared about her recent conversation with Dr. Robert Wheeler from BC/BS about the proposed hub-and-spoke methadone treatment legislation. BC/BS website was recommended for policy events.
a. There was general discussion about the challenges of maintaining a mission driven organization, pay-for-performance plans, and related ethical dilemmas.
b. Abby’s next conversation is planned with Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse programs.
2. Update: Charlie gave an update on the status of the VHCURES database.
3. Workshop Goals for 2012:
a. Journal club: identify UVM guests and articles; invite to CROW ahead of time
b. Research updates: share work-in-process
4. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4.
b. Mar 29: Ben: Writer’s workshop on the effect of the built environment on BMI (Littenberg & Austin Troy)
c. Apr 5: Rodger (topic TBD, perhaps Wilson Pace as guest?) or Steven Schroeder, MD: Improving Health in America – Why Change Comes So Hard from 12:00 – 1:30 in Davis Auditorium; reception to follow in HSRF 100, Hoehl Gallery
d. Apr 12: Journal Club: “Methods and metrics challenges of delivery-system research,” Alexander and Hearld, March 2012
e. Future agenda to consider:
i. Ben: budgeting exercise for grant applications
ii. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished); drug company funding. Also: discuss design for PCBH clinical and cost research.
iii. Amanda: presentation and interpretation of data in articles
iv. Sharon Henry: article by Cleland, Thoracic Spine Manipulation, Physical Therapy 2007
v. Future: Review of different types of journal articles (lit review, case study, original article, letter to editor…), when each is appropriate, tips on planning/writing (Abby)
Recorder: K. Kelley