Substance use disorders

Innovations

State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 03/01/14

The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides a per-member–per-month payment to medical homes, including primary care clinics and mental health centers, that adopt an integrated staffing...

Data-Driven System Helps Emergency Medical Services Identify Frequent Callers and Connect Them to Community Services, Reducing Transports and Costs 12/30/13

The City of San Diego's emergency medical services system implemented a program to identify individuals who frequently call 911 and arrange for them to receive relevant medical, social service,...

Peer Specialists in Federally Qualified Health Centers Enhance Access to Behavioral and Physical Health Support Services for Clients With Co-Occurring Medical and Mental Health Issues 12/13/13

The Michigan Department of Community Health placed certified peer support specialists in two federally qualified health centers; these staff members offer support services to individuals with co-...

Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinicians Use Protocol To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Patients Suspected of Abusing Controlled Substances 11/13/13

An emergency department and urgent care center that are part of a hospital system in southeastern Maine implemented a one-page, easy-to-understand protocol that physicians and nurses use to decide...

Citywide Collaborative Implements Multiple Initiatives That Reduce Appointment Wait Times, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Use for Low-Income Minority Patients 11/10/13

The Trenton Health Team is a not-for-profit, public–private partnership dedicated to expanding access to high-quality, coordinated care for vulnerable residents in Trenton, NJ. Governed by leaders...

QualityTools

2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 06/26/14

The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. This report measures...

2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 06/19/14

The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S....

Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide 04/25/14

Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a training program and peer support group model designed to encourage resiliency, wellness, and self-management of physical and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and substance use...

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 08/26/13

This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event...

Guide To Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Projects 08/26/13

This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an overdose prevention and education program, with or without a take-home naloxone component. Overdose prevention work can be easily integrated into existing services and...

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