• 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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John M.  Thorp
MD

Dr. Thorp is the McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and the vice chair for research. He is a professor of maternal and child health, division director of women’s primary healthcare, deputy director for the Center for Women’s Health Research, and the executive medical director for the UNC Horizons Program. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal and fetal medicine. Dr. Thorp is a highly successful research scientist, and has published over three hundred peer-reviewed journal articles to date.