In 2018 The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, in collaboration with the OMNI Institute, completed data collection and reporting for the NAATP Outcomes Pilot Program. The Pilot was a nationwide study designed to cultivate best practices for conducting outcomes research and explore common outcomes measures for the field. As a result of the Pilot, NAATP and OMNI produced the NAATP Outcomes Measurement Toolkit, designed as an implementation guide for treatment providers establishing outcomes data programs at their own locations.
The OMNI Research team will:
- Discuss lessons learned from working in collaboration with NAATP and eight treatment providers to pilot a process for collecting and reporting on treatment outcomes data.
- Highlight data collected through the pilot and best practices and considerations for conducting outcomes research.
- Facilitate a discussion of how to implement the Toolkit at your organization and the opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Holen Hirsh, PhD, is a Director of Public and Behavioral Health at OMNI Institute. She has significant experience directing longitudinal outcomes evaluations of substance use treatment providers to understand the relationship between treatment and recovery, including long-term abstinence from substance use among other whole health outcomes. Dr. Hirsh was the Principal Investigator of NAATP’s Outcomes Pilot Program and led the development of the Outcomes Measurement Toolkit: The Addiction Treatment Provider Guide to Standardized Outcomes Measurement. Dr. Hirsh completed her doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Mark Loes has worked at Sundown M Ranch for over 20 years. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer. He is an active CARF surveyor and enjoys the collaborative accreditation process. Mark is a regular presenter/lecturer sharing his Behavioral Health clinical and administrative experiences in a variety of settings. Mark is passionate about golf, sports cars, teaching, and recovery. At this point in his career, Mark’s primary goals are to increase awareness and access for treatment services and to reduce the stigma of Substance Use Disorders.
Natalie Wheeler, PhD, is a Researcher at The OMNI Institute, a non-profit research and evaluation firm located in Denver, Colorado. In this role, Dr. Wheeler leads research and evaluation projects in the areas of public and behavioral health, with an emphasis on substance use prevention and treatment. She was a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers’ Outcomes Pilot Program research team and led the development of NAATP’s Addiction Treatment Provider Outcomes Pilot Program Final Report. Dr. Wheeler completed her doctorate in Behavioral Science at The University of Chicago.