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NIATx eNews Update

December 2010

Open Society Institute

NIATx Receives Grant to Prepare the Addiction Field for the Future

The Open Society Foundation has awarded NIATx a two-year $400,000 grant to prepare the addiction field for changes expected due to health care reform, parity legislation, state budget shortfalls, and the increased focus on performance accountability.
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American Public Health Association

APHA Recognizes NIATx Co-Deputy Director Kim Johnson

The American Public Health Association's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section recognized NIATx Co-Deputy Director Kim Johnson with the 2010 Communnity-Based Leadershiop Award. Congratulations Kim!
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NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Collaborative: Reducing Readmissions

In February 2010, NIATx and representatives from the Wisconsin Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) launched the Wisconsin Mental Health Collaborative. The main goal of the collaborative was to reduce unnecessary/inappropriate admissions and readmissions to inpatient facilities among the state's persistent and severely mentally ill.
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Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Health Medical Center Success Story - Increasing Admissions of HIV Positive Patients

This change project aimed to increase admissions of HIV positive patients referred to Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) from Denver Public Health's Infectious Disease Clinic (ID) and Primary Care Clinic (PCC). Because of this change project, OBHS also received a $5,000 award from Signal Behavioral Health Network.
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American Public Health Association

The NIATx Opioid Treatment Provider Learning Collaborative Success Stories

The NIATx Opioid Treatment Provider (OTP) Process Improvement Learning Collaborative concluded at the 2010 AATOD conference. Seventeen of 20 organizations that completed the project shared their success stories at a preconference workshop on October 24.
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NIATx Instant Help - My change team is stuck - what next?

Haynes, NIATx coach and Assistant Director of NYC Health and Hospital Corporation shares some ideas on how to get your change team un-stuck.
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Upcoming Events & Presentations

December 16, 2010 ACTION Campaign II Webinar - Future Technology
  • Presenters: David Gustafson and Andrew Isham
  • 11:00 am CST
  • Click here for more information on this upcoming ACTION Campaign II Webinar
July 10–13, 2011 SAVE-THE-DATE.... 2011 NIATx Summit and SAAS Conference

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