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Outcomes Measurement in the Human Service: Cross-cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform, Paperback, 2nd Edition by Jennifer L. Magnabosco (Used)

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Paperback: 2nd Edition
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Publication Date: 2011-12-27
Paperback : 424 pages
Edition: 2nd Edition
Author: Jennifer L. Magnabosco
ISBN-10: 087101422X
ISBN-13: 9780871014221

Product Description Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services, 2nd Edition: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform updates the original volume released in 1997. The second edition's 25 chapters are divided into five sections: Overarching Issues and Methods Health Mental and Behavioral Health Child and Family Services Special Topics in the Human Services Each chapter includes discussions and recommendations for how outcomes measurement can more effectively inform research, practice, policy, and advocacy agendas so that the diversity of human service needs in the United States can be met fairly and with cultural sensitivity. The book provides readers with both macro- and micro-perspectives on the topics of outcomes measurement; incorporates practice, policy, and research perspectives; and examines current and long-standing issues within the human services field with regard to outcomes and performance measurement. With numerous authors from the field of social work, this new edition of Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services also boasts contributions from professionals in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, policy research, administration, and numerous other social sciences. With its thorough, authoritative coverage of the issues of outcomes measurement and accountability, this book is appropriate for and directly relevant to courses in evaluation research, clinical practice, social policy, and administration. About the Author Jennifer L. Magnabosco, PhD, currently is co-principal investigator and projects director at the Center for Implementation Research and Practice Support and health science research specialist at the Center of Excellence, Center for the Study of Health Care Provider Behavior, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, North Hills, CA. Concurrently she is management consultant and principal investigator for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; adjunct professor in the Department of Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles; and part-time research faculty member at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles. Previously she was associate director and senior research associate at the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles; associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA; director of administration and operations at the Center for the Study of Social Work Practice at Columbia University, New York; and staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York. Dr. Magnabosco is co-chair of the Research Interest and Emerging Leader groups of ACMHA—The College for Behavioral Health Leadership—and a governing council member and member of the action board for the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association. She has also held several alumni association volunteer positions, including vice president of the University of Chicago National Alumni Board of Governors and board member of the Columbia University School of Social Work National Alumni Board of Directors. Ron Manderscheid, PhD, currently serves as executive director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, Washington, DC. The Association represents county and local authorities and provides a national program of technical assistance and support. Concurrently, he is adjunct professor in the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; a member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020; and president of ACMHA—The College for Behavioral Health Leadership. Dr. Manderscheid serves on the boards of the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, the Danya Institute, the FrameWorks Institute, and the Council on Quality and Leadership. Previously, he served as the director of mental health and

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