247634 Using policy and practice improvement technologies to increase utilization of MAT

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kimberly Johnson, MBA , NIATx, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The path from research to practice is long and arduous. While clinicians may want to adopt a new research based practice, inhibitory policies and procedures at either the regulatory or practice levels can postpone or prevent adoption. This session describes a model for designing strategies to address both regulatory and provider level policies that was developed for the Robert Wood Johnson Advancing Recovery project. The model includes five levers of change that must be addressed and a simple change technology to move the levers. Examples of three states that expanded access to medication assisted treatment for alcohol and opiate addiction will demonstrate the various ways the model can be deployed.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Define a model for dissemination of evidenced based practice that includes policy and practice management issues as well as clinical skill and training. 2. Demonstrate successful implementation of the model in four states

Keywords: Drug Abuse Treatment, Evidence Based Practice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am deputy director of the research center that was the national program office for the project and was actively engaged in oversight of the project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.