Practice Improvement Collaboratives: Final Report
SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) recently released
Practice Improvement Collaboratives: Final Report.
The 47-page report documents the successes of the 14 Practice Improvement
Collaboratives (PICs) established throughout the United States as
part of a 1998 SAMHSA initiative to facilitate the use of evidence-based
practices in substance abuse treatment settings.
SAMHSA developed the program to assist organizations in creating
collaborative networks at the city, state, and regional levels and
awarded 3-year implementation grants to enable the networks to apply
a science-to-service model in their programs. The PICs comprise
practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and people in recovery.
They respond to community needs and promote the adoption of evidence-based
To obtain a copy of the report, contact SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse
for Alcohol and Drug Information at P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD
20847-2345. Telephone: 1 (800) 729-6686 (English and Spanish) or
1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD).
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