• 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.


Annesa  Flentje

Annesa Flentje, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, where she focuses on reducing LGBTQ health disparities. Her research focuses on understanding how sexual minority stress may influence the health of LGBTQ individuals, developing interventions to reduce that stress, and understanding LGBTQ physical and mental health across the lifespan. In addition to her research, Dr. Flentje teaches up-and-coming nurse practitioners how to provide treatment for individuals with substance use disorders.