Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant - The State of Maine received five years of funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2004 to create and support a statewide prevention and health promotion infrastructure.
Operating Under the Influence Recidivism Study - The Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP) is initiating a study to compare recidivism rates between clients who participate in DEEP education and those who do not participate.
Incentives in Public Addiction Treatment: Testing design and Enhancing Impact - The Brandeis/Harvard Center Center to Improve the Quality of Drug abuse Treatment through a NIDA grant is working with Maine to study a relatively new way to drive quality of treatment, and offer an opportunity to test new incentive designs. It is essential to understand program and clinician response, unintended effects, client outcomes, and interactions with other initiatives in relation to Performance Based Contracting (PBC). Both PBC and clinician group incentives may serve as important elements in the toolbox as purchasers and treatment systems strive to improve quality of care for clients with substance use disorders in a constrained fiscal environment.
Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention / State Implementation - Funded by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in late 2006, this project will help Maine to identify, implement and evaluate methods to enhance individual access to and retention in community-based outpatient substance abuse treatment programs.
Advancing Recovery - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment funded this project in late 2006. The funding will support the identification, implementation, and evaluation of state and service provider level changes aimed at increasing the utilization of evidence-based addiction treatment practices by community-based providers. To improve treatment quality, Maine is focusing its efforts on two particular evidence-based practices: the use of medications for specific diagnosis and the use of case management, wraparound and supportive services.
The previous version of this page is available at this link: Past Research Projects.