Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
McFarland provides administrative services and development and implementation of public health services and programs for the African American Health Program (AAHP) through its contract with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). To eliminate health disparities and improve the number and quality of years of life for African Americans and people of African descent in Montgomery County, MD., AAHP provides to County residents a wide array of free health services, intervention programs, and health education campaigns.
McFarland and Associates, Inc. works with FHI 360 to assess whether offering diabetes self-management education and support programs to people with type II diabetes along with support from the community health workers and family members who participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program improves diabetes control and self-management as measured by reductions in A1c and increased exercise along with healthy weight. McFarland and Associates staff, including a physician and community health worker, implement the intervention with up to 80 adults of African descent with type II diabetes and their adult family member who live in Montgomery County, Maryland. In general, McFarland and Associates will supply staff and necessary facilities and equipment to recruit for and implement the intervention.
Washington Community Foundation
Washington Community Foundation, as a means of fulfilling its mission to improve the lives of the underserved, awarded funding towards the Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Program, administered by McFarland and Associates. The RPM program monitors patient health by enabling participants to easily transmit data on their blood pressure, weight, and/or glucose at least 16 days per month. This process facilitates an accurate accounting of progress towards goals for clients, staff, and their physicians, and encourages clients to remain more informed and involved in their health indicators.
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Oversight
The CMHS Oversight contract consolidated four existing task orders into one logistics task order to support the program monitoring activities and the reviewing of applications performed by the Division of State and Community Systems Development (DSCSD) with respect to Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) and Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) programs. McFarland & Associates provided consultants to serve as monitors and reviewers for MHBG and PAIMI programs. Our staff also provided logistical and administrative services, training, and editorial support; produced monitoring prompts and report writing guidelines; and coordinated activities between monitoring and review to support and facilitate the flow of information.
Inter-Faith and Community-Based Logistics and Symposium
McFarland & Associates worked with faith- and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate programs whose mission was to improve the quality of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, and mental health service delivery. McFarland & Associates developed a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration comprehensive program evaluation system that employed a collaborative information management approach, and we had primary responsibility for data collection, instrumentation, report preparation, data analysis, and preparation of monthly and final reports. Also, McFarland & Associates helped to disseminate information on best practices for HIV/AIDS, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health services; and convened Inter-Faith and Community-Based Symposiums and working groups on relevant and emerging issues related to HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and mental health.
Minority Education Initiative Program Coordinating Center
The Minority Education Institution Initiative Program Coordinating Center (MEI-PCC) was dedicated to establishing a national network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to facilitate collaboration among the institutions; support culturally appropriate substance abuse treatment and mental health disorders treatment; support student health services and wellness needs on campuses; and facilitate the design and development of prevention programs and services that could be sustained within the minority institutions as well as to encourage student interests in the fields of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. McFarland & Associates worked with participating HBCU, HSI, and TCU partners to educate over 2,500 individuals on the risks of substance abuse and HIV infection, and to prepare Hepatitis health promotion/awareness workshops, public relations activities, and seminars. We also partnered to train student peer educators and perform HIV testing on the HBCU, HSI, and TCU campuses.