• 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).

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  • 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.

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Chanda  Brown
PhD, LMSW

Dr. Chanda Brown is Senior Program Manager at the Charleston Center where she helps manage clinical supervision, training, auditing, performance outcome measurement, process improvement and diversity initiatives. She has worked in the field of addictions since 1993 in various capacities to include inpatient and outpatient counseling, family therapy, and implementing research with Medical University of South Carolina and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.