A Georgia Health Policy Center study confirms that Medicaid programs can achieve savings by providing long-term services and supports in the community setting. In Georgia, savings were seen across three populations served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program—individuals with developmental or physical disabilities and older adults—after they transitioned from facilities back to… more »
Chandrika Derricho is a research associate I at the Georgia Health Policy Center. She has expertise in the areas of policy research and program evaluation. Specifically, she has expertise in data collection and analysis, fidelity evaluation, and process monitoring.
At the center Derricho focuses on research and evaluation of projects related to long-term services and… more »
The GHPC worked with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Aging Network to assist them in developing outcome measures for the services provided through the Older Americans Act. Tasks included literature review, key informant interviews, and meeting design and facilitation.
The GHPC is working with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on strategic planning for services provided through its Aging Network. This project focuses on collecting community input from around the metropolitan Atlanta area as to the ARC’s strategic direction in its role as the Area Agency on Aging.
The GHPC has been contracted by the Alzheimer’s Association to analyze and provide evaluation/validation on a tool recently developed to assess financial capacity of individuals with dementia. The GHPC will analyze up to 30 feedback forms detailing Adult Protective Services staff and law enforcement officials’ experiences with use of the financial capacity tool.… more »
The Division of Aging Services has requested the assistance of the GHPC in conducting research regarding the waiting list for non-Medicaid Home and Community Based Services in Georgia. Contact: Kristi Fuller