This project aims to strengthen primary care by providing information on how to implement, evaluate, and refine models to improve primary care, as well as how to effectively train practice facilitators.
Tricia Collins Higgins
- Program and policy evaluation
- Primary care redesign and transformation
- Public health
- Health equity and social determinants of health
- Qualitative methods
- Delivery System Reforms
- Population Health
Tricia Collins Higgins has extensive experience applying qualitative methods to public health and health systems research.
Higgins led the development of an After Action Review toolkit for state public health agencies to assess COVID-19 responses and to prepare for future public health emergencies. She has directed several evaluations for health foundations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation. In addition, Higgins is part of Mathematica’s team evaluating the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative, a large-scale, multipayer initiative to transform primary care delivery.
Higgins, who joined Mathematica in 2008, holds a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and an M.P.H. with a focus in maternal and child health from Boston University School of Public Health. She lives and works in Golden, Colorado.
Now Available: An After Action Review Toolkit to Help Evaluate and Refine COVID-19 Response Efforts
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic and health systems around the globe is well-documented. COVID-19 has disproportionately affected vulnerable communities, impacted the well-being of health care workers, and changed people’s everyday lives markedly.