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Behavioral Healthcare Services: Organization, Delivery, and Quality

The Center for Research on Behavioral Health and Human Services Delivery focuses its research on the factors that facilitate or impede the use of evidence-based practice in clinical care, and the use of “best practices” in program management.  The Center’s research portfolio comprises several components, including a collection of nationally-representative samples of treatment programs under the National Treatment Center Study; several additional grants that focus on specialized populations, services, or policy issues; and national, state, and local evaluation projects.  The Center is proud to be affiliated with the Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia.

Core NTCS Projects Other Research Publications

The NTCS is a family of NIH-funded studies that each focus on a specific segment of the U.S. addiction treatment system.  These include:

Private Sector Treatment Programs

Therapeutic Communities

NIDA Clinical Trials Network Programs

Opioid Treatment Programs

A number of additional studies focus on specific services, policies, or other issues related to some aspect of behavioral healthcare.

Evaluation of the Advancing Recovery Initiative (RWJF)

Delivery of Smoking Cessation Services (NIDA)

Treatment Services for Adolescents (RWJF)

Clinical Supervision and Staff Turnover (NIDA)

State Policies and Buprenorphine Adoption (RWJF)

National Employee Surveys

Selected recent publications:

Organizational factors associated with the use of contingency management in publicly funded substance abuse treatment. Journal of Subsance Abuse Treatment, 2011; 40:87-94. [Abstract]

Total Quality Management and performance in substance abuse treatment centers. Health Services Research, 2010; 45:1630-1649. [Abstract]

Counselor attitudes toward the use of motivational incentives in addiction treatment. The American Journal on Addictions, 2010; 19:496-503. [Abstract]

A longitudinal study of organizational formation, innovation adoption, and dissemination activities within the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2010; 38, Suppl. 1:S44-S52. [Abstract]

Early adoption of injectable Naltrexone for alcohol use disorders. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2010; 71:460-466. [Abstract]

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