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Tag: NIATx in New Places

Charting New Frontiers: A Round-up of the NIATx in New Places Series

Published: 01/16/2024
By Maureen Fitzgerald, Communications Manager, Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC In 2023, the NIATx in New Places series shared the stories of how the NIATx process improvement model continues to shape transformation in both familiar and uncharted territories. From clinical treatment to school settings, prevention, criminal justice, and beyond, NIATx remains a tool for […]
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NIATx: The Intersection of Behavioral Health and Systems Engineering — A Conversation with David H. Gustafson

Published: 12/12/2023
By David H. Gustafson, PhD, Director, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, and Maureen Fitzgerald, Communications Manager, Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC Update: In Memoriam It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Don Holloway, who made significant contributions to the NIATx model.  Learn more about Don’s legacy. Dave Gustafson Dave […]
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NIATx in New Places: RHRP

Published: 11/14/2023
By: Mat Roosa, LCSW-R “How can we improve our workforce?” In a human service environment filled with open positions, understaffed programs a low rates of worker retention this seems like a perfectly reasonable question.  As NIATx has continued to explore new places, we have turned our attention to trying to support the workforce challenges of […]
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NIATx in New Places: Insights on Using NIATx in Prevention

Published: 10/10/2023
By Erin Ficker, Prevention Manager, Great Lakes PTTC, and Maureen Fitzgerald, Communications Manager Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, PTTC Erin Ficker, CPRS, MPAff, has over 18 years of experience in substance use prevention, helping communities adopt evidence-based strategies and data-driven processes for prevention planning and execution. Since 2019, Erin has teamed up with NIATx coach Scott Gatzke to […]
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NIATx in New Places: Empowering Teams in Recovery Community Organizations with NIATx

Published: 09/12/2023
 By Kris Kelly, PR COE and Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, PTTC Project Manager, and Maureen Fitzgerald, Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC Communications Manager For recovery advocate Kris Kelly, the NIATx model helps tackle a long-standing question:  “How can we support grassroots recovery organizations that are typically underfunded, under resourced, but continuously over-delivering?” Kris joined the team […]
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NIATx in New Places: Implementing MOUD Programming in Criminal Justice Settings

Published: 08/15/2023
By: Jessica Vechinski, MSW, Client-Based Researcher & Project Manager, Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN),Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, UW–Madison, and Kristina Spannbauer, MA, Communications Specialist, Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, PTTC Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, UW–Madison Coaching is a favored strategy for the implementation of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), yet research has not adequately […]
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NIATx in New Places: The International Impact of the NIATx Model: Ukrainian healthcare providers increase access to treatment during war

Published: 07/12/2023
 By: Lynn Madden, PhD, MPA       Kristina Spannbauer, Communications Specialist for Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, & PTTC In 2003, the NIATx model was first used by 39 providers, each managing their own pilot project as part of the grant-funded Paths to Recovery and Strengthening Access to Treatment and Recovery programs. Dr. Lynn Madden and her […]
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NIATx in New Places: Bringing the NIATx Change Leader Academy to HealtheKnowledge

Published: 06/13/2023
By Maureen Fitzgerald, communications manager, Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC, and Scott Gatzke, director of dissemination, Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC NIATx began as a demonstration project in which 39 substance use treatment organizations tested process improvement tools borrowed from industry and manufacturing to improve treatment access and retention. The success of the NIATx […]
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NIATx in New Places: Building Capacity for Effective School-Based Suicide Prevention

Published: 05/09/2023
 By: Maureen Fitzgerald and Sarah McMinn Sarah McMinn, LCSW, joined the Great Lakes MHTTC team in 2018 to lead the School-Based Mental Health Supplement. In her previous work as clinical program manager for a Colorado agency, Sarah had worked with homeless families and mental health clinicians. She had also helped launch a family and child […]
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NIATx in New Places: Research and Innovation in Professional Coaching with NIATx

Published: 04/11/2023
By: James H. Ford II, PhD, FACHE, LFHIMSS Dr. Jay Ford is an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teaching and research focus on the dissemination, implementation, and sustainment of organizational change in multiple healthcare environments, including acute care, behavioral health, and long-term care. He was also a […]
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NIATx in New Places: Building Cultural Intelligence and Health Equity

Published: 03/14/2023
By: Alfredo Cerrato, Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer, Great Lakes ATTC/PTTC/MHTTC NIATx has been a vehicle for innovation since introducing process improvement tools and techniques to substance use disorder treatment organizations in 2003. The five NIATx principles combined with the essential NIATx tools have transformed approaches to treatment access and retention for countless organizations […]
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NIATx in New Places

Published: 02/21/2023
By: Mat Roosa, LCSW-R NIATx launched in 2003 and has been supporting process improvement change efforts ever since. The NIATx in New Places blog series will share the experiences of NIATx practitioners old and new.  We will learn how NIATx has been rebooted and repurposed in many new settings, and how it continues to have […]
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