National Addiction Treatment Community Set to Gather in Colorado To Address Quality, Leadership, and Equity
Historic moments compel us to take stock, to examine who we are, what we do, and how well we do it. NAATP National 2021, the 42nd Annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference of the National Association will be such a moment. Following an extended period without a face-to-face convening due to COVID-19, and in recognition of our altered environment, we are set to gather in Denver, Colorado this December to address the most pressing issues of addiction treatment in our time: Quality, Leadership, and Racial Equity.
With 50 notable national leaders serving as conference faculty, the 2021 program will pursue an industry inventory within the three conference dimensions of quality measurement in value-based-care models, leadership in crisis, and equitable access to care at a time of social change. The conference convening will also provide long overdue opportunities to meet with colleagues and the members of the NAATP community that provide our valuable services. The session will also address the impact of field consolidation through the mergers and acquisitions trend.
NAATP treatment providers have exhibited uncommon resilience and dedication to excellence during the pandemic. Our members have been on the front lines, working through the most challenging of circumstances. We have often worked with a heavy heart, as COVID took its toll on our work and personal lives, all while adjusting services and keeping centers open and employees and patients safe. Compassion fatigue and burnout rose to all-time highs during this period making it even more important to come together as a national community.
NAATP National 2021 will also serve as the official launch of the NAATP Foundation for Recovery Science and Education (FoRSE). The Foundation will operate a National Addiction Treatment Outcomes Program through a new centralized Clinical Data Repository that allows data sharing from diverse populations and technology systems, with the ability to provide site-specific benchmarking reports on aggregated data. This will, in turn, allow NAATP to evaluate the outcomes of varied services for varied populations as never before.
Join us in this historic gathering and take your seat at the table. See you in Denver in December!
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