A priority of The National Association, as laid out in our Strategic Plan, is high-value program delivery for our members. Through our various programs, we strive to raise the floor and demonstrate efficacy across the areas of Education, Training and Convening, Industry Resources, Recognition, and Communication.
NAATP and its members set the national standard for addiction treatment care and operation through united law and public policy advocacy. As treatment professionals, we advance our work on both a day to day patient treatment level and a broader systemic policy level.
For addiction service to effectively serve the addicted population and thrive, it must operate in a values-based system that adheres to a professional code of ethics. The NAATP Code of Ethics provides a platform of ethics and professionalism for our industry. The NAATP Ethics Complaint Policy and Procedure helps assure that NAATP members operate by honorable standards of practice.
NAATP launched its Outcomes and Measures Program in 2019 as a follow-up to the Outcomes Pilot Program, a first-of-its-kind outcome tracking study, to close the research gap in the area of addiction and identify next steps in the implementation of treatment outcomes and measures work.
The NAATP Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI) was launched in 2018 to establish standards for treatment service delivery. The centerpiece of the QAI is the Quality Assurance Guidebook, released in 2019, which identifies and provides implementation strategy for the core competencies of addiction treatment program operation.
Surveys offer valuable data for NAATP to provide useful resources, relevant industry information, and a direct line to the current needs of our members. Our largest, bi-ennial survey effort, The National Addiction Industry Salary Survey, is an invaluable report and the only of its kind in the treatment industry.