Advancing Recovery announces Round II grantees

"The first year of Advancing Recovery allowed us to unravel some significant barriers to implementing evidence-based practices and learn about the usefulness of different strategies to address those barriers,” says Dave Gustafson, who co-directs the program with Tom McLellan of TRI. “Round II provides us with an opportunity to build on that learning, re-test those strategies, and develop new strategies that will assist others in the field to increase adoption of practices that improve the quality of addiction treatment." Read the complete press release.

Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center extends the NIATx model of process improvement to mental health

"A walk-through also helped us identify a need to improve time to treatment. Before the change, clients were required to make an appointment for an assessment, with a usual wait time of 45 days for an assessment for outpatient services." Read how this agency reduced waiting time and no-shows.

Heartland Family Service: Improving Access

Heartland Family Services of Council Bluffs, Iowa, conducted several PDSA Cycles in the fist year of participation in the Iowa STAR-SI Learning Collaborative. An unexpected benefit of the agency's process improvement efforts was increased revenue. Read the full report.

Events & Presentations

February 20, 2008
June 22-25, 2008
  • NIATx/SAAS Joint Conference
    • Orlando, Florida