November 2005
E-News Update

In This Issue

New IOM Report on Quality of Healthcare for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions
Dr. David Gustafson
NIATx Director Dr. David Gustafson presented on the connections between mental health and substance abuse treatment at the 21st Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, November 3, 2005.

Dr. David Gustafson, director of the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), presented on connections between addiction and mental health at the 21st Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy in Atlanta on November 3, 2005. The 2005 Carter Symposium focused on the Institute of Medicine’s new report Crossing the Quality Chasm: Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions. [READ MORE]

NIATx Presentations

  Increasing Continuation: Gosnold
  Gosnold Wayne had been at Gosnold's residential treatment facility for six days this time. His urge to drink was so strong that he thought he would go out of his mind if he didn't get out of there soon. No one effectively stopped him, and a week later, Wayne was killed in a car accident while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. READ MORE...
  Measurement Basics
The process of measuring change should speed the improvement process; you should begin with simple measures rather than spending time developing a complex measurement system. READ MORE...

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