Goshen’s recently established Research and Evaluation Unit is leading efforts to develop ongoing national and local data collection methods to inform policies and provide an essential base for evaluating intervention programs.
Goshen’s research “The Pediatrician’s Role in Psychosocial Health Care Delivery in Israel” granted by the National Institute for Health Policy Research is underway. The objective is to evaluate parental perceptions of the management of psychosocial disorders by the pediatrician, and to examine pediatricians’ report of possible barriers in this management. The outcome of this research can influence Israel’s National Health Insurance Law on how pediatricians manage childhood psychosocial morbidities. The research is led by Dr. Zachi Grossman, Goshen board member and Dr. Hava Gadassi, Goshen’s medical director.