Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Filtering by Category: Health and Healthcare

Lawndale Christian Safety Net Learning Collaborative Evaluation

This is an evaluation for a consortium of safety net health care centers in Chicago and northern Illinois, led by the Lawndale Christian Health Clinic. We plan to assess the implementation of a new training and leadership program in relation to management and staff. We will also assess if the project has improved patient reports of satisfaction and impacted their wait times among other measures.

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Evaluation of Medicaid Housing Demonstration Project

This endeavor is a process and outcome evaluation of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Medicaid Supportive Housing Pilot Project in collaboration with AFC and Health Disability Advocates (HDA).  CURL and HDA will partner in this research, with CURL focusing on the process evaluation and analysis of outcome data. HDA will focus on the policy context and recommendations.

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Heart Women & Girls Partnership

Heart Women and Girls, an organization working with women and girls in faith-based communities – especially in Muslim communities – to build “leadership and self-esteem through health and wellness programming” is collaborating with CURL to conduct an assessment relating to health. The research will be designed to measure attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of young Muslim college students as it relates to a variety of health issues. The outcomes will allow HEART and others in the field to be better equipped at targeting resources by understanding the community need.
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Evaluation of the Illinois Children's Health Foundation Pipeline Dentistry Project

The Illinois Children's HealthCare Foundation funded two initiatives at Southern Illinois University and at the University of Illinois Chicago to assist those schools in making programmatic changes to their dentistry programs with the goal of increasing the number of dental students and graduates who are interested in community-based, pediatric, and special-needs dentistry.
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Evaluation of Illinois Department of Health Services' Open Door Demonstration Project

Over the course of three years CURL, in conjunction with Loyola’s School of Social Work, and with the financial support of The Michael Reese Health Trust, is conducting an evaluation of the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Open Door Demonstration Project as part of the Smart Paths Initiative.

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