Prestera Center Change Project

Prestera Center

Prestera Center, the first self-initiated member of NIATx, serves an eight-county region in West Virginia, providing mental health and substance abuse services to both children and adults. Stephanie Belford, Chief Process Officer at Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, served as Change Leader for one of the organization's first change exercises.

Read more about how this Change Project reduced waiting time from first contact with the agency to first therapy appointment: Full article (PDF)

Announcing the NIATx Business Case Series

How does increased treatment access and retention translate to financial results? For many NIATx Founding Members, making improvements in one or more of the four NIATx aims has resulted in higher revenue and lower costs. Beginning in 2007, NIATx will be sharing business case success stories from our Founding Members on >>Read more (PDF)

Catch it, Keep it, Pass it On: the NIATx Executive Sponsors Meeting

Nearly 50 Founding Members from the first NIATx grant initiatives—Paths to Recovery, STAR, and the State Pilot—joined the first fully self-funded provider organization, Prestera Center of West Virginia, in San Antonio to share ideas on how to move NIATx forward as a network.
Read the full report (PDF)

A highlight of the meeting was a slide show featuring representatives from organizations that have used the NIATx model to improve access to and retention in treatment.
View the slideshow (PowerPoint)


Events & Presentations

April 23-25, 2007
  • First Annual NIATx Summit: Improving Access and Engagement

    The First Annual NIATx Summit will promote process improvement and serve as a catalyst for energizing the world of addiction treatment/behavioral health. Full details