You are Invited to Participate in a Virtual Focus Group to Improve Care Coordination Services in Kansas

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Nov 09, 2022

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The recruitment for the virtual focus group is temporarily paused. If you are still interested in participating in this study (see below) and would like us to contact you once we restart recruitment, please respond to the survey.

Have you recently received healthcare coordination during pregnancy or after childbirth in Kansas? Has your child age 0-8 recently received care coordination services? If so, you are invited to participate in a focus group where your perspectives will be heard.

Care coordination, which is sometimes referred to as care navigation or case management, refers to healthcare that is provided in a planned way that meets the needs and preferences of the patient across multiple providers and community organizations. When care is coordinated well, the patient, doctors, nurses, other healthcare providers, family and other caregivers all know who is responsible for needed services.

The Kansas Health Institute on behalf of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is inviting the following Kansans to participate in virtual focus groups to learn more about their experience receiving care coordination and care coordination services.

  • Kansans age 18-44 who are receiving or have received healthcare coordination during pregnancy or after childbirth within the past 12 months, or
  • Parents or guardians whose children age 0-8 received care coordination services within the past 12 months.

During the virtual focus group, you will be asked to share your thoughts about your experience with care coordination, including interaction with a care coordinator or a care coordination team, barriers that you might have experienced, and ideas for improving care coordination services.

Your participation in the study is confidential and voluntary. Information that individually identifies you will not be shared with anyone outside of the research team. The focus group will be conducted virtually and will last about 60 minutes. If you are chosen to participate, you will receive a $25 e-gift card to compensate you for your time.

Note: Your insurance status or provider type will not affect your eligibility to participate in the study.

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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