Health System-wide Sustainable Peer Program Best Practice

Description Mark Lanyon and Peter Booras will describe how Project Engage began as a peer program for the emergency department at Christiana Care in Delaware and evolved into a financially sustainable hospital system-funded program with improved outcomes through long-term recovery. Presenter Mark DeWitt Lanyon, Ph.D., ICADC, ICCDPD, LCDP, LPC is […]

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Treatment Referral in an Opioid Crisis Opportunities to Engage

Description This session describes two successful state models that support engagement and referral to treatment for individuals with substance use disorders who present in the ER or in primary care settings. Kimberly Walsh, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities for the State of West Virginia, […]

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How Oregon Dramatically Increased SBIRT in Primary Care

Description Public health organizations struggle to identify strategies that successfully implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) on a broad scale. This presentation will describe how the state of Oregon, as part of a larger Medicaid reform effort, created a performance metric that correlated with dramatic increases in […]

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National Focus Area Webinar Series: Technology-Based Interventions and SBIRT

Description Recent research studies demonstrate that patients want to use technology to increase their access to health care services. In 2013, nearly two trillion text messages were sent within the United States alone and numerous studies were published demonstrating the utility and efficacy of text messaging patients to help them […]

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