The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has been supporting the work of those who care for people with substance use disorders for over 40 years. NAATP has formed a new non-profit organization to take on the task of creating a system to measure the progress and recovery of the people our members treat. The NAATP Foundation for Recovery Science and Education is guided by the ethical principles of the NAATP Ethics Code, backed by the scientific knowledge and research ethics of OMNI Institute, and advised by the expertise of a national committee of scientists, practitioners, accreditors and other stakeholders. This webinar will provide an introduction to the NAATP Foundation and its Outcomes and Measures Program. Through widespread application of simple measurement tools and technology connectivity, individual clinicians and multisite treatment programs alike can contribute to this national program and help demonstrate the value of quality addiction services. This presentation will address the goals, methods, and scope of this project, as well as potential implications for improving services, working collaboratively with payers, increasing access to care, and transforming the field of addiction treatment.
Holen Hirsh, PhD (she/her/hers), is a Director at The OMNI Institute. She is responsible for project oversight and leadership in OMNI’s Public and Behavioral Health division, with content expertise in substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. She has significant experience directing longitudinal outcomes evaluations of substance use treatment providers to understand the relationship between treatment and recovery, including as the principal investigator on NAATP's Outcomes Pilot Program. Dr. Hirsh completed her doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Dr. Annie Peters joins the NAATP team as Director of Research and Education. Dr. Peters possesses a rare combination of scientific acumen, clinical experience, and a core understanding of the disease of Substance Use Disorder. She will lead the national effort to further understand this disease through scientific research and create treatment solutions for those who suffer from it. Annie Peters, PhD, LP, was formerly the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of Harmony Foundation, Inc., Colorado’s longest running residential addiction treatment center. As CCO, Dr. Peters directed the delivery of clinical services, including addiction counseling, mental health services, and clinical case management. Dr. Peters earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her clinical interests include integrated care for individuals with addiction and co-occurring disorders, and mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies.