• 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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Stuart  Gitlow
MD, MPH, MBA

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA is the Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, which he started in 2005 to ensure medical student access to training that stimulates them to develop and maintain interest in working with patients with addiction. He serves as co-Chair of the American Medical Association’s Action Team on Alcohol and Health, and as an elected member of the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Gitlow is the President-Elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and serves as ASAM’s delegate to the AMA. He is now serving as Acting President of ASAM. Board certified in general, addiction, and forensic psychiatry, Dr. Gitlow has an active addiction medicine practice. Graduate of MIT and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gitlow’s psychiatric and public health training took place in Pittsburgh, following which he went to Harvard for his forensic fellowship.

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