Supporting Informed Treatment & Recovery Decisions in Massachusetts
Together in Recovery is fostering an accessible, integrated treatment and recovery network in Massachusetts that champions evidence-based approaches, supports multiple pathways to recovery, and puts people in charge of their treatment choices. In 2019-2020, we partnered with RIZE Massachusetts to convene peer, clinical, policy, family, and community stakeholders and experts to deepen understanding of evidence-based approaches and person-centered strategies. Using a facilitated dialogue process, we engaged in one-on-one conversations and hosted Change Team meetings, regional meetings, and a statewide event. Through this exploration of diverse viewpoints and experiences, we developed and released a blueprint for action that embraces a unified vision and offers specific steps for implementation. We are now facilitating phase three of the project and are working with RIZE and the Together in Recovery Action Committee to achieve the identified goals and priorities for action. Read Together in Recovery: Facing the Opioid Overdose Crisis in Massachusetts—A Case Study and learn more about the initiative.
Evaluating Collegiate Recovery Services in Washington
C4 and partners at Washington State University (WSU) conducted an environmental scan to assess availability and quality of collegiate recovery support services in Washington State. We collected data from multiple sources including current literature, surveys, policy reviews, and stakeholder interviews. In the report, we make recommendations for individuals and organizations providing collegiate recovery supports. WSU also examined educational needs and priorities for young people in recovery and transitioning to collegiate settings. Read “Reshaping the Conversation: Collegiate Recovery Supports and Services in the State of Washington.” For more information, contact Patricia Maarhuis, PhD at WSU and Kathleen Ferreira, PhD at C4 and learn more about collegiate recovery from Washington State University.
Delivering Evidence-Based Mental Health Services
Through the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, C4 Innovations staff are working with partners to strengthen capacity to deliver evidence-based mental health services. We are providing training, consultation, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination activities to organizations and treatment practitioners on mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery support. More about our substance use and mental health recovery support work.