The Power and Limits and Evidence in Shaping Addiction-Focused Public Policy

Keith Humphreys, PhD | January 31, 2023: Many people hope that evidence — be it lived experience, clinical know how, or scientific research findings – can be used to improve policies towards addictive drugs, addiction, treatment, and recovery. But public policymaking can seem mysterious and irrational, such that many are cynical that evidence can matter.…

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PSM Multi-level Adaptive Implementation Strategies (MAISYs): Design Principles, Optimization Questions

Daniel Almirall, PhD | January 24, 2023: Evidence-based practices often fail to be implemented or sustained due to barriers at multiple levels of an organization (e.g., system-level, practitioner-level). A growing cadre of implementation strategies can help mitigate challenges at these multiple levels, but significant heterogeneity exists in whether, and to what extent, organizations—and the practitioners…

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C-DIAS, the Center for Dissemination & Implementation at Stanford: A New NIDA P50 Center of Excellence

Mark McGovern, PhD and Helene Chokron Garneau, PhD, MPH | September 27, 2022: This presentation will introduce the new Center for Dissemination and Implementation At Stanford (C-DIAS), a NIDA P50 Center of Excellence. C-DIAS’ overarching mission is to expand equitable access to the most effective treatments available for addiction. It unites experts from implementation science…

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A study of a procedure to expand access to addiction medication

Though significant national campaigns have been launched to expand access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), research has yet to properly address the challenges of implementing and sustaining MOUD in specialty addiction programs. This protocol paper describes a stagewise implementation-to-target (stepped “care” type) approach to implement MOUD whereby organizations engage in increasingly intensive implementation…

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C-DIAS Pre-conference Workshop

Register for C-DIAS’s pre-conference workshop! This interactive workshop will introduce key concepts and methods of implementation science. The focus will be on how to pragmatically integrate implementation research frameworks, measures, methods, and designs into typical addiction health services or intervention evaluation projects.

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Hannah Cheng, MS

Hannah Cheng works at the Center for Dissemination & Implementation, where her work primarily focuses on implementing addiction treatments in primary care and specialty care settings. She is dedicated to understanding how to optimize implementation efforts and applying implementation science to improve equity and access to mental health services. Hannah received her BS in Psychology…

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