Policymakers & Community Leaders

Responding to Behavioral Health Needs: An Evaluation of the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health’s Co-Responder Program

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Colorado Office of Behavioral Health - Department of Human Services and the Colorado Health Institute

Colorado’s OBH has funded 25 counties to implement co-responder teams of officers and behavioral health professionals beginning in 2018. This evaluation of the first 2 years of the program uses the RE-AIM evaluation framework which looks 5 aspects of the program: reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance.

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Evidence Brief: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Chronic Pain, PTSD, TBI, Opioid Addiction and Sexual Trauma

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Evidence Synthesis Program

The Veterans Administration’s Evidence Synthesis Program prepared this systematic review on the effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to reduce symptoms in people with chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and opiate addiction at the request from the Center for Compassionate Care Innovation.

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Civil Legal Aid Helps Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: The Justice in Government Project and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association

This 3 page briefing paper discusses the role legal aid services can play in helping address the impact of the opioid crisis on individuals, families, and communities.

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Operation New Hope

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope is a model program that provides support, life and job skills training for citizens returning to the community after incarceration in the state of Florida.

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Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) – A Summary

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Dr. Honora Englander

The Improving Addiction Care Team, or IMPACT, is an interprofessional hospital-based addictions team that meets people with substance use disorder (SUD) during the reachable moment of hospitalization at Oregon Health & Science University.

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Pennsylvania Warm Hand-Off Care Map

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

In 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs required all county addiction authorities to develop a warm hand-off plan for individuals treated for opioid overdose in a hospital or emergency department. This document is the official “warm hand-off care map” or care algorithm for the program.

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