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Accelerating Reform Initiative (ARI) - Past Initiative

Through the Accelerating Reform Initiative, participants will gain tools to increase momentum for efforts they’ve already started to prepare for change.

ACTION Campaign - Past Initiative

The first ACTION Campaign was an 18-month initiative aimed at bringing addiction treatment and recovery support providers together to improve how addiction treatment services are provided. ACTION Campaign resources are free and available to all.

ACTION Campaign II - Past Initiative

The ACTION Campaign II focuses us on helping behavioral health care organizations reduce costs, improve services, and increase revenue.

Addiction CHESS Project (ACHESS)

Developing and testing a computer-based alcohol use disorder recovery system.

Advancing Recovery - Past Initiative

Promoting the use of evidence-based practices by treatment providers through innovative partnerships between providers and single state agencies.

Benchmarking for Organizational Excellence in Addiction Treatment - Past Initiative

Giving addiction treatment program leaders tools to benchmark financial, operational, and clincial performance indicators.

BHbusiness: Mastering Essential Business Operations

Online training programs designed to help teams quickly build the skills and knowledge required to meet the challenges and opportunities of healthcare reform.

Criminal Justice

NIATx has been providing technical assistance to drug courts and offender reentry programs looking to increase access to and retention in evidence-based programs and treatment.

CSAT Grantee Learning Collaboratives - Past Initiative

Discretionary grantee's will receive coaching to improve on their spread and sustainability of process improvement.

Improving Collaboration between Community-Based Primary Care and Behavioral Health in Wisconsin - Past Initiative

Increasing Family Engagement for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Residential Treatment - Past Initiative

Helping pregnant and post-partum women by increasing the involvement of family members in their recovery.

Integration of Substance Abuse and Primary Care in FQHCs - Past Initiative

Giving community health centers and their substance abuse treatment organization partners, the tools and technical assistance needed to integrate substance abuse treatment services into their operations.

Kansas Behavioral Health - Preparing for the Future - Past Initiative

NIATx, in collaboration with the Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals (KAAP), is providing technical assistance to Kansas behavioral health providers to facilitate more coordinated, efficient and integrated systems of care in preparation for the changing landscape of health care delivery wi

Medication Research Partnership

This 22-month long project tests strategies to facilitate medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and enhance integration of medical care and addiction treatment within Aetna Behavioral Health.

NIATx 200 - Past Initiative

NIATx 200 is a randomized trial that will focus on the adoption of improvement strategies to increase admissions and continuation and reduce no-shows and wait time to treatment.

NIATx and Healthcare Reform

This webpage contains materials gathered from participants in various learning collaborations and presentations from the experts and coaches leading them.

NIATx Opioid Treatment Provider Process Improvement Learning Collaborative - Past Initiative

This CSAT-funded project seeks to improve access to and retention in opioid addiction treatment.

NIATx Partnering with New Payers - Past Initiative

NIATx Partnering with New Payers is designed to teach substance abuse treatment organizations the ABCs of partnering with private sector payers, including self insurers, employee assistance programs, managed care companies, and insurance companies.

NIATx Puerto Rico - Past Initiative

The NIATx Puerto Rico program launched in September 2009 with funding from the University of Puerto Rico. The program will teach providers in Puerto Rico the NIATx model of process improvement.

NIATx SI: Spread and Sustainability - Past Initiative

Selected states will participate in this CSAT sponsored learning collaborative designed to spread and sustain their NIATx projects.

NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Readmissions Collaborative

NIATx will draw on its experience in designing change strategies and building collaboratives in behavioral health to create a tailored framework for reducing inpatient readmissions in designated count

NIATx-SI: Business Practices for the Future - Past Initiative

The Business Practices for the Future Learning Collaborative will give providers the tools and technical assistance needed to build their business systems and fully participate in third-party billing.

Ohio Buprenorphine Implementation Study

This randomized controlled trial will test ways to implement buprenorphine through payer-treatment agency partnerships with Ohio counties.


Helping addiction treatment organizations in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin improve buprenorphine prescribing capacity.

Prescriber Recruiting Bundle

Helping addiction treatment organizations in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin improve buprenorphine prescribing capacity.

Process Mapping - Past Initiative

Studying the flow of data in eight substance abuse treatment agencies for three major processes: admission, discharge, and transfer between levels of care.

STAR-SI - Past Initiative

The Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention –State Implementation (STAR-SI) program is an infrastructure cooperative agreement program that promotes state-level implementation of process improvement methods to improve access to and retention in outpatient treatment.

VA Mental Health Systems Redesign Initiative - Past Initiative

The purpose of this project is to conduct a retrospective analysis of the VA Mental Health System Redesign Initiative to assess attributes associated with the likelihood that change will be sustained.

Wisconsin Electronic Behavioral Health Records Collaborative - Past Initiative

NIATx spent the last year investigating the implementation of electronic behavioral health record technology with a learning collaborative of behavioral health providers from across Wisconsin.