Best Practices

This program applies an implementation framework to increase use of MOUD or other targeted practices. Maintaining best practices requires having a competent workforce that is regularly trained to maintain and enhance skills. NIATx has successfully applied this approach to single organizations, health systems, and state-wide systems.

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Implementing evidence-based best practices is another area where the NIATx approached has excelled, with several peer-reviewed publications supporting NIATx’s work in this area:

Improving client engagement and retention in treatment: The Los Angeles County experience. Rutkowski, et. al. (2010). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment39(1), 78-86.

Implementing integrated services in routine behavioral health care: primary outcomes from a cluster randomized controlled trial.  Assefa, et. al. (2019). BMC health services research19(1), 749.

The payer's role in addressing the opioid epidemic: It's more than money. Molfenter, et. al. (2019). Journal of substance abuse treatment101, 72-78.

Using a NIATx based local learning collaborative for performance improvement. Roosa, et. al. (2011). Evaluation and program planning34(4), 390-398.