Products

BAA has produced many reports and other written products for clients. Here is a sample of some of our more recent work.

Parent Survey

Where do parents get information when they have questions about caring for their young children? What community resources do they say they need most, how aware are they of services and to what extent do they use them? Feedback from the Parent Survey shares findings about these and other early childhood issues from an English/Spanish survey of 241 Tulare County parents receiving services through First 5. Learn more about nutrition practices, reading and TV habits and information and referrals parents have trouble finding that will inform grantmakers and community providers serving families with young children.

To read the report, Feedback from the 2016 Parent Survey click here to download (846KB pdf).

Parent Attitudes and Children’s Use of Dental Services

What Parents are Saying About….Fear, Misconception and Other Barriers to Children’s Use of Dental Services shares findings from face-to-face interviews with 157 parents of young children about reasons for non-utilization/delayed utilization of dental services—a unique opportunity to learn more about barriers from the user side that will inform policymakers, funders, providers and other advocates of children’s dental care.

To read the report, "What Parents are Saying About….Fear, Misconception and Other Barriers to Children’s Use of Dental Services" click here to download (639KB pdf).

Student Mental Health

This study examined the mental health needs and use of services among students preschool-college in Tulare and Kings Counties, California. Students, parents, teachers, school administrators, counselors and community mental health providers participated in interviews and surveys. The recommendations are a call to action for policymakers and advocates.

To read the final report, "Tulare & Kings Counties Student Mental Health Needs Assessment" click here to download (21.6MB pdf). To read only the Executive Summary from this report, click here to download (9.3MB pdf).

Access to Dental Care

California faces a continuing challenge of achieving and maintaining an adequate level of dentist participation in its Medicaid (Medi-Cal) dental program for children. We examined the extent of private practice dentist participation in 2012, the factors that account for their willingness to participate, and the challenges for increasing access to care. Quality and utilization issues were also examined. Denti-Cal claims data, a dentist survey, key informant interviews and existing research were used in the analysis.

To read the final report, "Without Change it's the Same Old Drill," click here to download (676KB pdf).

Community Health Needs Assessment (Comprehensive)

One of the best ways to gain a better understanding about health needs, disparities, and available resources—and to meet the requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—is to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment. An important aspect of the community health needs assessment process is also obtaining information and views from community members themselves about which health-related needs are highest priority, and strategies to address them.

To view the results of our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment for a hospital collaborative and its strategic partners click here to download (3.4MB pdf).

Community Health Needs Assessment (Topic-Specific)

Sometimes a more limited community health needs assessment is all that is needed, such as to meet a funding requirement or to address a particular issue. We recently completed an extensive assessment for Altura Centers for Health concerning the need for reproductive health and family planning services.

To view our report, Reproductive Health Needs Assessment Focusing on Selected Areas of Tulare County, click here to download (1.3MB pdf).

Dental Managed Care Studies

The most common and preventable disease of childhood is tooth decay, but access to dental services for many children remains "an elusive benefit," particularly for Sacramento County children according to our 2010 and 2015 studies of Geographic Dental Managed Care.

To read the report of the initial study, click here to download (676KB pdf).

To read the updated 2016 report, "Sacramento Children and Dental Care: Better Off Than 5 Years Ago?” click here to download (1.7MB pdf).

Despite free dental coverage, fewer than 50% of California Medi-Cal managed care members utilized their dental benefits in 2014. To learn more about patient barriers and experience, read the key findings based on 849 completed surveys of 341 families with children and 508 adults in Sacramento and Los Angeles Counties.

To read the final report, "Barriers to Utilization of Dental Benefits: Medi-Cal Dental Managed Care Member Survey," click here to download (708KB pdf).

Strategic Planning

Effective planning begins with determining an organization's value proposition including its strengths and weaknesses and opportunities and threats (a SWOT analysis), and collecting key market and other data. Strategic business planning uses formats and processes to identify objectives and short- and long-term strategies and track progress of results.

To view a market assessment and strategic business plan developed for a statewide organization that summarized key organizational issues to manage change and achieve results, click here to download CINHC Market Assessment (377KB doc). click here to download CINHC Strategic Business Plan (221KB doc).