• 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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Andrew  Quanbeck
PhD

Andrew Quanbeck, PhD, is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin’s (UW’s) Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; a research scientist at the UW’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies; a member of the Dissemination and Implementation Research faculty at the UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; and an honorary associate of the UW’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Quanbeck’s research draws upon concepts from systems engineering in developing innovative approaches to the implementation of evidence-based practices in health care.