Announcement - New Video series available from the 2018 Agents of Change Summit

From Pain to Purpose: Understanding the Roots of Addiction and Strategies to Remedy It

This video, one of several videos available from the 2018 Agents of Change Summit, offers helpful lessons for public health practitioners working with medical doctors on substance abuse or addiction. Lipi Roy, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, discusses the roots of opioid misuse and shares tips for changing perspectives and stigmas to effectively address addiction. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xocc3_erPuM&index=27&list=PL9nPye7a7WJnQ...

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Myers and Stauffer is supporting the collaboration of 7 regionally-based Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) as a part of New Hampshire's Building Capacity for Transformation Medicaid Section 1115(a) Research & Demonstration Waiver. This waiver allows New Hampshire to access up to $150 million dollars over five years as a part of a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. This is an unprecedented opportunity for New Hampshire to strengthen community-based mental health services, combat the state's opioid crisis, and drive health care delivery system reform. The IDNs are comprised of primary care providers, behavioral health providers (including both mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) providers), hospitals, county correctional and/or nursing facilities, and social service organizations partnering to achieve specified process milestones and performance based metric targets - collectively as a single IDN. To achieve the state’s vision for Medicaid system transformation, the IDNs are implementing evidence-supported projects built around three enabling pathways: • Mental health and substance use disorder treatment capacity building • Integration of physical and behavioral health care • Improving transitions of care across settings


 

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