• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).


  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.


Kim  Andringa

Dr. Andringa received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, with a dissertation looking at the efficacy of enhanced prenatal care services for low-income women. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-CH in interventions for preventing and managing chronic illness. She’s currently a research instructor in the UNC School of Medicine’s OB/GYN program.