The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

5082.0: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - Table 7

Abstract #44583

Substance abuse in the managed care environment: Pitching prevention in a changing healthcare system

Bonnie S. Hillsberg, DC, The CDM Group, Inc., 5530 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 1600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-654-6740, and Deborah Galvin, PhD, Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA, DHHS, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockwall 2, 8th floor, Rockville, MD 20857.

An ounce of substance abuse prevention is worth a pound of cure. That sound bit of public health wisdom would seem congruent with the interest of any health care provider organization in reducing its own need to fund costly-and frequently recurrent-treatment interventions. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention fosters prevention in the workplace health care environment by collaborating with workplaces, health care providers and organizations, employee assistance programs, human resource personnel, unions, private security, management, and others to ascertain best practices in prevention and early intervention and dissemination of these practices to workplaces nationwide. Based on a CSAP-funded grant program, CSAP is currently sharing its GET FIT @ SAMHSA health promotion/substance abuse prevention interactive website which is tailored specifically for large to small businesses, unions and health care organizations. This presentation addresses this intervention along with other cost-beneficial substance abuse prevention and early intervention activities in the evolving workplace and health care environment.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to

Keywords: Substance Abuse Prevention,

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: Her company is under contract to the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the agency which sponsors the training program described.

New Approaches and Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment Roundtable Session

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA