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Report: Needs Assessment Methodologies for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Capacity

Date: 10/2019

An HSRI report on needs assessment methodologies for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment capacity was published last week by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP). The report presents a review of the literature on needs assessment methods and SUD needs assessment reports representing diverse interests, including rural and urban areas, researchers, government agencies, and private consultants.

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Sharing knowledge: Improving care for youth with substance use and co-occurring disorders

Date: 10/2019

HSRI is conducting the evaluation for New Hampshire’s State Youth Treatment Implementation grant from SAMHSA. Nilufer Isvan, co-director of our Behavioral Health team and the project director for this evaluation project, accompanied a New Hampshire team to Texas last week to learn about local improvements in care for youth with substance use and co-occurring disorders and to meet with the Texas evaluation team. Texas is a grantee of the same SAMHSA program Read More

New Report! NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey: 2017-2018 National Results

Date: 09/2019

The National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities™ (NCI-AD™) project just released results from its NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey, a consumer quality of life instrument that provides important insights to the aging and physical disabilities field. During the 2017-18 NCI-AD data collection cycle, a total of 17,336 Adult Consumer Surveys were conducted across 16 states.

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Nicole LeBlanc Receives ‘Advocate of the Year’ Award

Date: 07/2019

HSRI’s Nicole LeBlanc received the David Joyce Advocate of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America! She was presented the award on July 10 at the Autism Society’s National Conference.

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HSRI's Julie Bershadsky Appointed to NQF Technical Expert Panel

Date: 06/2019

Julie Bershadsky, PhD, the director of HSRI's Aging and Disabilities research team, has been appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Measure Sets and Measurement Systems Technical Expert Panel. Within the Panel, she’s been assigned to the Measurement Systems Subgroup. Through the use of a multistakeholder process, NQF aims to promote alignment, reduce unintended burden, and accelerate value-based purchasing adoption in the performance measurement field. 

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