Performance Improvement 1999. Substance Abuse Treatment

02/01/1999

TITLE: National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center

ABSTRACT: The National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center (NEDTAC) provides a variety of centralized data management and analysis services in support of the evaluation of several large demonstrations targeted to special populations including criminal justice, women, rural, and culturally distinct and adolescent populations. NEDTAC represents part of an overall evaluation strategy that builds upon prior findings and seeks to identify a set of consistent evaluation questions that can be applied across similar substance abuse treatment programs targeted to special populations. It seeks to identify data elements to provide uniform information across sites so that comparisons of effectiveness can be made. A variety of reports encompassing program results as well as technical and methodological topics will be produced.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

FEDERAL CONTACT: Ron Smith, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-7730

PIC ID: 5994

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Caliber Associates Fairfax, VA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 5/20/99
 

TITLE: State Substance Abuse Managed Care Evaluation Program

ABSTRACT: The State Substance Abuse Managed Care Evaluation Project will evaluate the effects of managed care on mental health and substance abuse services in five States. Each of these five State studies will inform future behavioral health care policy.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

FEDERAL CONTACT: Joan Dilonardo

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-8555

PIC ID: 6454

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Brandeis University Waltham, MA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/1/00
 

TITLE: Treatment Improvement Protocols Field Evaluation

ABSTRACT: The purpose of TIPs is to transfer protocols and guidelines for the treatment of alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse from acknowledged clinical, evaluation and administrative experts to the nation's AOD treatment field. Institution of a field evaluation is needed to: (1) assess the extent to which target audiences realize, read and implement TIPs; (2) learn ways to strengthen the development, formatting, marketing, dissemination, use and evaluation of TIPs to ensure effective use of future Federal resources devoted to TIPs.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

FEDERAL CONTACT: Kevin Mulvey, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-9472

PIC ID: 6737

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Johnson, Bassin and Shaw, Inc. Silver Spring, MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/1/01
 

TITLE: Evaluation of Opioid Treatment Program Accreditation Project

ABSTRACT: The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and other federal agencies are developing a regulatory framework for opioid substitution therapy that will change the current regulatory system for monitoring opioid treatment programs (OTPs) to an accreditation/regulatory approach. Over a five year period, CSAT will conduct and evaluate a phase-in program to obtain information that will aid in the full implementation of the new system.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

FEDERAL CONTACT:, Herman Diesenhaus, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-6575

PIC ID: 6739

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park, NC

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/29/02
 

TITLE: Persistent Effects of Treatment Studies (PETS)

ABSTRACT: The purpose of PETS is to evaluate the long-term effectiveness (up to thirty-six months) of substance abuse treatment services provided through a series of CSAT grants and cooperative agreements, and to conduct a number of special studies and policy analyses that address specific drugs of abuse, methods of treatment, populations, or policy issues. The primary follow-up studies will involve obtaining information at selected follow-up periods for persons who have completed the index treatment episode and for whom historical, intake and treatment exit data are available.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

FEDERAL CONTACT: Roger Straw, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-3706

PIC ID: 6738

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Westat, Inc. Rockville, MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/02