Coaching for Addiction Recovery Enhancement
Together with partners at the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and University of Connecticut, researchers at NYU Langone are testing an intervention to improve patient care at outpatient addiction treatment clinics. The study, called Coaching for Addiction Recovery Enhancement (CARE), is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The goal of CARE is to build organizational capacity in addiction treatment centers to enhance clinical care and improve client outcomes. We are working with 30 outpatient treatment clinics around New York City and the Albany Capital Region. Our coaches work with the clinic staff to use data to understand patient care as well as work as a team to make improvements in patient experience.
Study’s Public Health Impact
Across New York State, more than 187,000 people are served by addiction treatment clinics every year. The study will build and test new tools for helping clinics improve patient care. We will work with OASAS to make these tools available to all clinics across the state.
Resources for Participating Clinics
Participating clinics can avail themselves to the following resources for additional information and guidelines.
Change Management Training: Enhancing Care Videos
Staff Training Video: Person Centered Care
Staff Training Video: Medication Assisted Treatment
Staff Training Video: Shared Decision Making
Medicated Assisted Treatment Information Matrix
CARE Study Worksheets
Treatment Progress Assessment 8 (TPA8) Training Videos
TPA8 Training Video PowerPoints
Implementation Checklist for the TPA8
TPA8 Consent Form
TPA8 Tablet Instruction Manual
The study’s principal investigators are Charles J. Neighbors, PhD, MBA, associate professor in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health, and Pat Lincourt, director of the Division for Practice Innovation and Care Management at OASAS.