University of Wisconsin–Madison

Projects

The Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)
The Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)

The purpose of the SAMHSA-funded Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) program is to develop and strengthen the behavioral health care and primary health care workforce that provides prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for substance use disorders and mental illness.

The TTC program consists of three networks: the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), the Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC), and the Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC).  Each Network includes 10 Regional Centers, and American Indian and Alaska Native center, a Hispanic and Latino center, and a Network Coordinating Office.

The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies is proud to serve as the Regional Center for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC, supporting the behavioral health workforce in Health and Human Services Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Process improvement in behavioral health using the NIATx model is a special focus area for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.

For more information, please visit each program’s website:

Great Lakes ATTC
Great Lakes MHTTC
Great Lakes PTTC

 

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) (2019-2024)

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN), part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, provides support to study approaches to increase high-quality care for people with opioid misuse and opioid use disorder in justice settings. JCOIN will test strategies to expand effective treatment and care in partnership with local and state justice systems and community-based treatment providers.

This project brings the NIATx model into the JCOIN. The study team will help test combinations of evidence-based practices for implementing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in criminal justice populations following incarceration.

For more information, contact:

Todd Molfenter
Co-principal Investigator
todd.molfenter@wisc.edu

Jessica Vechinski
Project Coordinator
jvechinski@wisc.edu

This project is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

NIATx Dental Pilot: Test of an Organizational Change Model in Dental Care Settings (2018–2019)

This study will test the NIATx model in community-based dental health settings with a high proportion of underserved individuals. The goal of the study is to identify and implement organizational changes in dental practices that will improve the no-show rate in underserved populations.

For more information, contact:

Todd Molfenter
Study director
todd.molfenter@wisc.edu

This project is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

 

NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Readmissions Collaborative (2010–present)

The NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Readmissions Collaborative provides a tailored framework for reducing inpatient readmissions. In each 12-month collaborative, participating Wisconsin counties use the NIATx model to examine and improve the admission, treatment, and discharge process, with a goal of reducing readmissions.

For more information, contact:

Todd Molfenter
Project Director
Todd.molfenter@wisc.edu

Ann Schensky
Project Coordinator
Ann.schensky@wisc.edu

This project is supported with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Opioid Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project (2016–2020)

Substance use disorder treatment providers and health systems in Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin are using the NIATx approach to test effective strategies for expanding the use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

For more information, contact

Todd Molfenter
Principal Investigator
todd.molfenter@wisc.edu

Julie Horst
Project Coordinator
jhorst@wisc.edu

This project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

RISE Iowa/Iowa e-health (2018–2023)

The Iowa E-Health Study will explore how treatment organizations implement RISE Iowa: a smartphone app developed to help adults with substance use disorders achieve and maintain recovery.

RISE Iowa is based on A-CHESS, an innovative app that has been tested and refined over the past decade, making it one of the few evidence-based e-health tools available.

Through the study, staff and patients in Iowa treatment organizations will have access to the app for three years.

For more information, contact:

Todd Molfenter
Co-principal Investigator
todd.molfenter@wisc.edu

Julie Horst
Project Coordinator
jhorst@wisc.edu

This project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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