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June 30, 2017   

Health Disparities Data Widget from ODPHP & OMH



Health Disparities logoThe Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) are pleased to announce the release of a new health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that when addressed will help reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.

The widget provides charts and graphs of disparities data at your fingertips. Use the widget to browse data by:

  • Disparity type -- including disability, education, income, location, race and ethnicity, and sex
  • Leading Health Indicator

It’s easy to embed the widget on your own website to give your networks easy access to the latest available disparities data. Once you’ve added the widget, there’s no technical maintenance required. The content will update automatically.

ODPHP and OMH are excited to share the new health disparities widget! They hope this new tool helps inform your research in issues related to health equity. Add @GoHealthyPeople’s new widget with data on #HealthDisparities to your site: https://go.usa.gov/xNmMb

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Publishing Addiction Science: Guide for the Perplexed

journal coversPublishing Addiction Science: Guide for the Perplexed is a comprehensive guide for addiction scientists facing the complex process of contributing to scholarly journals. Written by an international group of addiction journal editors and their colleagues, it discusses how to write research articles and systematic reviews, choose a journal, respond to reviewers’ reports, become a reviewer, and resolve the often difficult authorship, ethical and citation issues that arise in addiction science publishing.

As a “Guide for the Perplexed,” Publishing Addiction Science helps early career investigators as well as experienced researchers to deal with these challenges. Co-sponsored by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) and the Society for the Study of Addiction, the third edition of Publishing Addiction Science gives special attention to the challenges faced by researchers from developing and non-English-speaking countries and features new chapters on guidance for clinician-scientists and the growth of infrastructure and career opportunities in addiction science.

Publishing Addiction Science: Guide for the Perplexed's 3rd edition is available to read FREE ONLINE or purchase in paperback.

CTN Trial Progress

GraphStudy results for Open Studies as of the June 29 trial Progress Report.

CTN-0050 - Long Term Follow-up to CTN-0027: Enrolled 877 (original N=1,267 START Study participants)

CTN-0064 - Linkage to HCV Care. Enrolled 113

CTN-0068 - ADAPT-2 for Methamphetamine Use Disorder. Enrolled 6

CTN-0069 - OUD in the Emergency Department. Enrolled 23

Total Enrolled in all Studies: 24,248

This project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, but the information on this site has not been reviewed by NIDA and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute.

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New from the CTN Dissemination Library

journal coversPrescription Opioid Registry Protocol in an Integrated Health System. Ray GT, et al. American Journal of Managed Care 2017;23(5):e146-e155. Get article. . .

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of N-acetylcysteine for Cannabis Use Disorders. Gray KM, et al. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2017 (in press). Get article. . .

Towards National Estimates of Treatment Effectiveness for Substance Use. Blanco C, et al. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2017;78(1):e64-e70. Get article. . .

Family Discord After Completion of an Outpatient Community Treatment Program Predicts Greater Substance Use During Follow-Up. Substance Use & Misuse 2017 (in press). Get article. . .

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News from the Nodes

Northeast Node

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, together with the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, welcomed the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Dr. Nora Volkow, and New Hampshire State Representative Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2) to discuss New Hampshire’s opioid crisis.

"Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle" brought together Dr. Volkow, Congresswoman Kuster, CTBH and Northeast Node Director Lisa Marsch, and three innovative programs from the surrounding area to discuss the science behind New Hampshire’s opioid crisis and how the state might best move forward in breaking it.

Congresswoman Kuster, founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, gave her perspectives no the crisis from around the state and in Congress. She called for increased vigilance from Washington, particularly with the President's proposed 2018 budget and the role Medicaid plays in treating substance use disorders.

Dr. Marsch presented findings from the New Hampshire HotSpot study, funded by the National Drug Early Warning System and NIDA, conducted by the Northeast Node.

Dr. Volkow provided the keynote address, highlighting the state of the science on opioid use disorders and the problem in New Hampshire, which ranks second in highest drug poisoning death rates per capita.

The next day, leaders from CTBH and the Northeast Node accompanied Dr. Volkow on a tour of the Manchester community and its opioid crisis response teams, visiting Catholic Medical Center, Safe Station at the Manchester Fire Department, and Serenity Place. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined in the tour and discussion at Catholic Medical Center.

Read more about the event here. . .

From the ATTC

From the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog:
Project ECHO LGBT: Making System Change to Address a High-Risk Population, by Kelly Gagnon of Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, Inc. How can you effectively treat a high risk population without knowing which patients make up that population? The answer is: you can't. This initiative aimed to improve the quality of care LGBT patients received at 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Honoring Pride Month 2017: YMSM + LGBT Webinar Series by Brandy T. Oeser, MPH, YMSM+LGBT ATTC Center of Excellence. This special two-part series presented 4 model programs serving young men who have sex with men (YMSM) of color.

ATTC Messenger June 2017: Addiction Medicine: Physician Certification in the New Sub-Specialty. In 2016, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) formally recognized Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty under the American Board of Preventive Medicine.


Greater New York Node

The Greater New York Node of NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network is hosting a half-day symposium, Harnessing Policy, Practice and Research to Address the Opioid Epidemic, the afternoon of Wednesday, September 13 at NYU’s Washington Square Kimmel Center.

Speakers are addiction experts from federal, state and local organizations and from academia. Our intended audience includes addiction professionals, leaders and staff from government agencies, private practice, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and researchers and educators. Students are welcome.

Topics will include:

  • a view of the opioid epidemic from NIDA,
  • efforts in Massachusetts to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and the overdose epidemic,
  • Vermont’s Care Alliance for OUD treatment,
  • addressing the capacity/need gap for medication assisted treatment in New York,
  • a public health approach to overdose and misuse, and
  • how the nation’s largest public hospital system is responding to the crisis.

View the complete agenda here.

The event is free but space is limited and registration is required, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Health Systems Node

The Health Systems Node is very pleased to inform the CTN community that sites have been selected for the PRimary care Opioid Use Disorders (PROUD) Treatment Trial, CTN-0074.

The six sites are: Harris Health System (Texas Node), Henry Ford Health System (Health Systems Node), Kaiser Permanente Washington (Health Systems Node), Montefiore Health System (Greater New York Node), MultiCare Health System (Pacific Northwest Node), and University of Miami Health System (Florida Node Alliance).

Kathy Bradley, MD, MPH, one of the Health System Node’s three MPIs (along with Cynthia Campbell, PhD, MPH and Connie Weisner, DrPH, LCSW) is leading PROUD.

PROUD is the HSN’s first opportunity to lead a pragmatic, cluster-randomized, quality improvement trial in the CTN, in which all outcome data will come from health systems’ electronic health records. The trial is assessing whether the Massachusetts Model, which uses a nurse care manager to support treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in primary care, is effective in large health systems.

As the HSN's first trial, the Node is incredibly appreciative of all the support they have received from the CCTN, the DSC, and the CCC; the 11 Site PIs and their teams who participated in Phase 1 of PROUD; the PROUD protocol development investigators; and their collaborators, who developed the Massachusetts Model at Boston Medical Center. They are looking forward to beginning the trial this fall.

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Trainings, Webinars, Conferences

Addiction Health Services Research Pre-Conference Workshops, October 2017

In addition to an exciting 1.5 days of symposia, individual presentations, and posters, three pre-conference workshops will be offered at no extra charge at this year's AHSR conference, held in Madison, WI from October 18-20.

The workshops will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, October 18, ending in plenty of time to attend the Welcome Reception. Sign up for workshops when you register for the 2017 AHSR Conference. Read more . . .

National Cannabis Summit, August 28-20, 2017, Denver, Colorado

The preliminary program for the National Cannabis Summit, sponsored by the ATTC Network, Advocates for Human Potential, and the National Council for Behavioral Health, is now available. Take a look at the schedule, which includes breakout sessions and lunch discussions covering topics like "Lessons from 10 Years of Cannabis Screening in Colorado," "Teen Culture & Marijuana Use: Which Teens Are At-Risk?" and "Cannabis Use Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women." Read more and register here. . .

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Also of Interest

A CTN Meeting on May 4, 2017 brought together stakeholders involved in the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorder in AIAN communities. Read more. . .

International Overdose Awareness Day: Wednesday, August 31, 2017. Learn how to get involved here.

2016 Results from the Monitoring the Future Survey of American Secondary School Students Now Available Online. Find volume I here.

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

UCLA Summer Institute on Longitudinal Research & International Global Health Conference, August 15-27, 2017, Universal City, CA. Register here.

National Frontier and Rural ATTC (NFAR) Technology Summit, Reno, NV, July 26-28. Register here.



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This project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, but the information on this site has not been reviewed by NIDA and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute.

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