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Company Information:

Company Name: POLARIS HEALTH DIRECTIONS, INC.
City: Langhorne
State: PA
Zip+4: 19047-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $497,557.00 4
SBIR Phase II $3,730,007.00 4
STTR Phase I $1,328,004.00 6
STTR Phase II $2,595,705.00 2

Award List:

Child and Adolescent Welfare Outcome System (CA-WOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda L. Tochemanley
Award Amount: $104,948.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Children and adolescents in child welfare are significantly impacted by mental health difficulties that place them at risk for increased victimization and abuse, juvenile delinquency and poor educational outcomes. The Child and Adolescent Welfare Outcome System… More

The Mental Health Assessment and Dynamic Referral for Oncology (MHADRO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: COOPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Edwin D. Boudreaux
Award Amount: $143,529.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.3 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, with the annual cost of treating cancer exceeding $60.9 billion. Mental health and psychosocial factors can be strongly associated with treatment… More

Child and Adolescent Welfare Outcome Management System (CA-WOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda L. Tochemanley
Award Amount: $805,621.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abuse and neglect significantly impact the lives of children and adolescents in child welfare, leading to a high incidence of mental health difficulties. Youth in child welfare are at an increased risk for juvenile delinquency, chemical dependency, and poor… More

Mental Health Outcomes in Abused Women (Polaris DV-MH)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda L. Tochemanley
Award Amount: $98,189.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed system, Polaris-DV-MH aims to address one of the most destructive social problems for women and families: domestic violence and the co-morbidity of mental health problems. Abuse significantly impacts women's physical and mental health, contributing… More

College Outcomes Management System (COMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Grant R. Grissom
Award Amount: $126,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The prevalence and severity of mental health and chemical dependency disorders on college campuses have reached unprecedented levels. A national survey of 29,230 college students in 2002 found that, at some point during the previous year, 45% had felt so… More

The Computer Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: COOPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Edwin D. Boudreaux
Award Amount: $145,888.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The majority of healthcare providers do not routinely incorporate brief tobacco interventions into their clinical practice despite the publication and dissemination of clinical practice guidelines from numerous organiza tions (e.g., Healthy People 2010, NCI,… More

Mental Health Outcomes in Abused Women

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $1,050,965.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in our society that impacts women and their families as well as the multiple social institutions and agencies that must grapple with its effects: Child Welfare, Mental Health, La w Enforcement, and Domestic Violence. Women… More

Dynamic Assessment and Referral System for Substance Abuse (DARSSA) Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator: Edwin D. Boudreaux
Award Amount: $1,149,282.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The majority of healthcare providers do not routinely screen, counsel, or refer patients who use or abuse tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs. This has far-reaching consequences, including excess morbidity, premature mor tality, and inflated healthcare costs… More

Mental Health Assessment and Dynamic Referral for Oncology (MHADRO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Principal Investigator: Edwin D. Boudreaux
Award Amount: $1,446,423.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.3 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, with the annual cost of treating cancer exceeding 60.9 billion. Mental health and psychosocial factors ass ociated with cancer are poorly recognized… More

College Outcomes Management System (COMS) Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Grant R. Grissom
Award Amount: $1,118,634.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The prevalence and severity of mental health and chemical dependency disorders on college campuses have reached crisis levels. A national survey of 29,230 college students in 2002 found that, at some point during the pr evious year, 45 percent had felt so… More

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND REFERRAL SYSTEM (STARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Grant Grissom
Award Amount: $754,787.00
Abstract:
Evaluate the impact of STaRS upon increasing the number of referrals provided for substance abuse treatment and HIV screening, and the proportion of patients that are on the referral and initial treatment. Evaluate clinician acceptance.

The Remote Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment service for Alcohol (R-BI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
Principal Investigator: Edwin D. Boudreaux – 508-334-3817
Award Amount: $342,811.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although the USPHSTF, SAMHSA, the CDC, and NIAAA have affirmed the central role that healthcare providers play in screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol abuse, translation of theserecommendations to clinical practice… More

Polaris EECD: Improving Patient Engagement in Chemically Dependent Adults

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Grant R. Grissom – 215-359-3912
Award Amount: $167,421.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed Polaris EECD (Engagement Enhancement for Chemical Dependency/EECD) system will facilitate adoption and strengthen the impact of two evidence based practices for chemical dependency treatment. It will improve treatment engagement and outcomes.… More

Polaris Oncology Survivor Transition (POST) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL
Principal Investigator: Erin L. O'hea – 215-359-3912
Award Amount: $300,001.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Institute of Medicine (IOM) strongly recommends that all breast cancer patients who are ending active treatment have a survivorship plan. Such a plan should assist patients in moving back to their primary care physician (PCP), provide advice for reducing… More

Technology-enabled Type 1 Diabetes Education and Support (T1DES)System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Principal Investigator: Terri H. Lipman – 215-898-2259
Award Amount: $249,923.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Management of Type 1 diabetes requires vigilant monitoring by patients who often encounter numerous barriers that can impede proper management. Barriers can include educational, psychosocial, and support issues. PolarisHealth Directions, a small business, and… More