University of Wisconsin–Madison

Technical Reports, Issue Briefs, Program and Policy Evaluations

This is a partial list and is continually being updated.

2017

  • Kit Van Stelle and Janae Goodrich (September 2017). “Wisconsin Smart Defense Reporting, Analysis, and Mining Project (RAMP) Final Report of Project Implementation and Outcomes (2015-2017)” Collaboratively prepared by the WI State Public Defender’s Office (Michael Tobin, Katherine Dellenbach, and Chandru Solraj) and the University of WI Population Health Institute (Kit Van Stelle, Janae Goodrich) for the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Final ReportExecutive Summary

2016

  • Friedsam D, Leininger L, Voskuil, K. Evaluation of Medicaid Medical Homes for Pregnant Women in Southeast Wisconsin. Final Report submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, March 6, 2016.
  • Jackson County Community Health Survey: Summary of Results Prepared by Linnan S, Lecoanet R.  March 2016.
  • Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success II: Final Evaluation Report Prepared by Linnan S, Tuholski B, Moberg DP.  September 2016.
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services and Division of Public Health. Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Other Drugs, 2016 (P-45718-6). Prepared by the Division of Care and Treatment Services, Division of Public Health, and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. November 2016.

2015

  • Kit R. Van Stelle and Janae Goodrich (June 2015). “Evaluation of the Dane County Deferred Prosecution Child Abuse Initiative (DPCAI).” Dane County Wisconsin Racial Justice Improvement Project. Report to the American Bar Association in collaboration with the Dane County District Attorney’s Office and the Dane County Equity and Criminal Justice Council. Final ReportFinal Report with Appendices

2014

  • Friedsam D, Burn ME, et al. Evaluation of Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus Health Coverage for Parents & Caretaker Adults and for Childless Adults, 2012 Waiver Provisions. Technical & Scientific Report, and Executive Summary. Submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on December 8, 2014. Technical & Scientific Report, Executive Summary Report
  • Friedsam D.  Major Topics for Cross-Cutting Research: Effects of Medicaid Policy Variation. Paper and panel presentation at The Brookings Institution. Conference on Evolving a Research Strategy for the Affordable Care Act.  October 23, 2014.
  • Friedsam D, Kaplan T. Eskrich S. State-Level Field Network Study of the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Wisconsin. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Brookings Institution. August 2014.

2013

  • Kit R. Van Stelle, Janae Goodrich, and Stephanie Kroll. “Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Participant Outcome Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Report (2007 – 2013).” July 2014. Report detailing seven years of TAD implementation, released in collaboration with the WI Department of Justice, the WI Department of Corrections, the WI Department of Health Services, and the Director of State Courts Office. Executive SummaryFull Report2007-2013 Data By TAD Site.
  • Wilton, Georgiana, D. Paul Moberg, Kit R. Van Stelle, Lyric L. Dold, Kristi Obmascher, and Janae Goodrich. (2013) “A Randomized Trial Comparing Telephone vs. In-person Brief Intervention to Reduce the Risk of an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy.” Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Nov-Dec: 45(5), 389-394.
  • Van Stelle, Kit R. and Janae Goodrich. “Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Program Evaluation and Project Progress Update: July 2013”. For the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, July.
  • Van Stelle, Kit R. Janae Goodrich, Robin Lecoanet, Sarah Linnan, and Jason Paltzer. February 2013. “Evaluation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Misdemeanor Diversion and Youthful Offender Programs.” For the WI Office of Justice Assistance.

2012

  • Friedsam D. Wisconsin’s Health Care Quality: Among the Best…and Among the Worst. UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. Vol 11(2). Nov 2012. Issue Brief
  • Feder E, Friedsam D. How Many Doctors Will Wisconsin Need? What Should Wisconsin’s Medical Schools Be Doing? UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. Vol 11(1). Nov 2012. Issue Brief

2011

  • Friedsam D, DeLeire T, Dague L, Voskuil K, Meier s, Leininger L. Kuo D. Evaluation of BadgerCare Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children (“Childless Adults”). Submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. December 2011.
    • Report #1: Evaluation of Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children: How Does Coverage of Childless Adults Affect Their Utilization?
    • Report #2: Evaluation of Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children: The Utility of the Health Needs Assessment (HNA)
    • Report #3: Evaluation of Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children: Is Early Utilization Distorted by Pent-Up Demand
  • Leininger, L., D. Friedsam, K. Voskuil, T. DeLeire. The Target Efficiency of Online Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment: An Evaluation of Wisconsin’s ACCESS Internet Portal. Issue Brief, State Health Access Reform Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. February 2011
  • Kit R. Van Stelle, Janae Goodrich, and Jason Paltzer. “Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD): Advancing Effective Diversion in Wisconsin.” December 2011. Report to the Wisconsin Legislature in collaboration with the WI Office of Justice Assistance, the WI Department of Corrections, and the WI Department of Health Services. Brief SummaryExecutive Summary, and Full Report
  • Kit R. Van Stelle. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals, April 2011, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. “Update on Wisconsin Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Program (TAD) Evaluation: What Have We Learned About TAD Drug Treatment Courts?
  • Kit R. Van Stelle. “Sawyer County Traffic Offender Program (STOP) Recidivism Summary“. Summary of criminal recidivism of offenders participating in an Intensive Supervision Program in Sawyer County Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, April 2011.
  • D. Freidsam, E. Hynes, R. Paradiso, L. Walsh, H. Busse, E. Mader. State Health Policy Special Series: Graduate Student Authors. Issue Brief. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, April 2011.

2010

2009

  • Diage, T.  Menu Calorie Postings in Restaurants: Policy Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Obesity.  UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. November 2009, Vol. 9, No. 4.
  • Friedsam D, Pfefferkorn B.  Medical Homes and Retail Clinics: Policy Considerations for Accountable Health Care.  UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. Jan 2009, Vol 9, No. 1.
  • Friedsam D, Leininger L, Bergum A, Mok A, Aksamitauskas M, Oliver T, and DeLeire T. Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus Coverage Expansion and Simplification, Early Data on Program Impact. Issue Brief. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. October 2009. 
  • Hynes, E and Oliver, TR. BadgerCare Plus Evaluation: Timeline of Program Development and Report on Interviews with Key Stakeholders. UW Population Health Institute, October 2010.
  • Kit R. Van Stelle and Janae Goodrich. “Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Program Annual Site Progress Report”. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Report, December 2009. Brief SummaryExecutive Summary, and Full Report
  • Kit R. Van Stelle and Janae Goodrich. “2008/2009 Study of Probation and Parole Revocation.” University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Reports, May 2009. Prepared for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Brief SummaryExecutive Summary, and Full Report.
  • O’Connor, C. and Stiegler, P. Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests: Advancing the Use of Cardiocerebral Resuscitation (CCR) to Improve Survival. UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. July 2009.
  • O’Connor, T. and Ziege, A. Co-Occurring Mental and Physical Health Conditions in Wisconsin: Implications for Health Care Delivery. UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. August 2009, Vol. 9, No. 3.

2008

  • Bowser, J. Physically Active Kids: How to Grow Healthy, Active Adults.  UW Population Health Issue Brief.  September 2008, Vol. 8, No. 2.
  • Friedsam, D. Consumer Engagement and “Value-Driven Health Care”: Do we have the right information tools? UW Population Health Issue Brief. January 2008, Vol. 8, No. 1.
  • Ives, N. Minimum Drinking Age: Does Evidence Support Lowering it from Age 21?  UW Population Health Issue Brief.  November 2008, Vol. 8. No. 3.
  • Kit R. Van Stelle and Janae Goodrich. “Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Program: Report on Participant Outcomes”. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Report, December 2008. Executive SummaryOne-page Summary. Full report available on request.
  • Kit R. Van Stelle. “Annual 2007 Evaluation Report for the Wisconsin Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Program”. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Report, February 2008. Executive SummaryOne-page Summary. Full report available on request

2007

2006

  • Ceraso, M., Frisch, K., Hargarten, S, and Corden, T.  Primary Enforcement of Seatbelt Laws: A Means for Decreasing Injuries, Deaths and Crash-Related Costs in Wisconsin?  UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief.  September 2006 (Vol. 7, No. 1).
  • Vila, P. Adolescent Pregnancy: Assessing the Evidence on Abstinence-Based Interventions. UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief.  October 2006 (Vol. 7, No. 2A).

2005

  • Byrd, DR, Friedsam, D, Remington, PL. Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 and Health Disparities: How do the state’s goals relate to Wisconsin’s minority populations? UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. August 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 4).
  • Zank, D, Friedsam, D. Employee Health Promotion Programs: What is the Return on Investment? UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. September 9, 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 5).
  • Friedsam, D. “From Health Disparities to Knowledge Exchange: The Role of Community-Academic Partnerships.” The National AHEC Journal. Vol XXI(2). Spring/Summer 2005.
  • Van Stelle, Kit R. and D. Paul Moberg. “Outcome Evaluation of the MICA Program: Summary of Seven Years of Program Participants.” University of WI Population Health Institute publication, August 2005. (Executive Summary)
  • Stolzmann, K., Ludlum, L., Camponeschi, J., Remington, P. Strategies to Increase Diabetes Patient Education and Training.  UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. November 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 7).
  • Pandhi, N., Brown, R. Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing: Is it an effective Drug Use Control Strategy? UW Population Health Institute Issue Brief. October 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 6).

2004

  • Friedsam, D. Issue Brief: Cost Sharing and “Consumer Driven Purchasing,” Part 2, Is There Promise for Cost Control?”  Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute.  August 2004. Vol. 5, No 4.
  • Friedsam, D, Ahrens, DM, Maurer, MA Issue Brief: Cost-Sharing and “Consumer Driven Purchasing,” Part1, The Economic Challenge to Consumers, Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute.  August 2004. Vol. 4, No. 4.
  • Friedsam, D. Consumer Health Literacy: Preparing for Changing Roles, Rights and Responsibilities in Health and Health Care. Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute, Wisconsin Health Forums Project.  Vol. 2, Number 1, 2004.
  • Friedsam, D, Kindig, D.  Issue Brief:  Consumer Health Literacy: Preparing for Changing Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities in Health and Health Care.  Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute. May 2004. Volume 5. Number 3.
  • Friedsam, D. Wisconsin’s Future Newborn Citizens: Potential Medicaid Cost Savings in Covering Immigrants’ Prenatal Care. WI Public Health and Health Policy Institute. Issue Brief Vol 5(2): 2004.
  • Friedsam, D. “Healthier Choices”: Will Relief from Current Coverage Mandates Reduce Insurance Costs and Increase Coverage? Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute Issue Brief Vol. 5(1): 2004.
  • Van Stelle, Kit R., Eva Petoskey, and Lynne Basina. “Red Cliff Anishinaabek Juvenile Justice Study Final Report.” University of WI Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation publication, April 2004. Announcement (Jan 21, 2011)
  • Van Stelle, Kit R., Craig Blumer, and D. Paul Moberg. “Treatment Retention of Dually Diagnosed Offenders In An Institutional Therapeutic Community.” Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 22:585-597. 2004
  • Van Stelle, Kit R. and D. Paul Moberg. “Outcome Data for MICA Clients After Participation in an Institutional Therapeutic Community.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 39 (1). 2004

2003

2002

  • Friedsam, D. Racial and Ethnic Data: Are They Reliable for Program and Policy Development? Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute. Issue Brief Vol. 3(5): 2002.
  • Newsom, R.S., Friedsam, D.  State Policy Options: Health Costs and Financing.  Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute, Wisconsin Health Policy Forums, Vol. 1(1): 2002.
  • Van Stelle, Kit R. and D. Paul Moberg. “Outcome Evaluation of the Mental Illness – Chemical Abuse (MICA) Program: Summary of Four Years of Program Participants.” University of Wisconsin Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation publication, June 2002.

2001

  • Lake A, Carufel R, Friedsam D, Reynolds P. Inter-Tribal Pharmacy Network: A Vehicle to Manage Pharmacy Costs and Improve Patient Care.  The IHS Primary Care Provider. 2001; 26(12):177-180.

2000

1998

1995

  • Van Stelle, Kit R. and Michael Quirke. “Monitoring Client Outcomes.” Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation publication. Madison: University of Wisconsin. 1995

1994

1993

  • Van Stelle, Kit R., Elizabeth Mauser, and D. Paul Moberg. “Evaluation of Wisconsin’s Treatment Alternative Programs (TAP).” Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation Policy Paper 93-4. Madison: University of Wisconsin. 1993