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Leveraging Technology to Increase Behavioral Health Services Access for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems: a Cross‑systems Collaboration Model

Tolou-Shams M, Holloway ED, Ordorica C, Yonek J, Folk JB, Dauria EF, Lehn K, Ezimora I, Wiley HMF. Leveraging Technology to Increase Behavioral Health Services Access for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems: a Cross-systems Collaboration Model. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2022 Oct;49(4):422-435. doi: 10.1007/s11414-022-09808-1.

Researchers developed and reported initial outcomes of the Youth Justice and Family Well-Being Technology Collaborative (JTC) that aimed to leverage technology in public health and justice-related systems to increase access to behavioral health services. JTC was formed using a community-participatory research approach led by academic and judicial co-chairs and stakeholders from systems serving youth (i.e., behavioral health, legal, child welfare, school). The JTC was modeled after the Cascade framework to study gaps in implementation and uptake of healthcare services. The Telehealth Capacity Assessment Tool was used to identify capacity building needs and ways to use telehealth technology successfully. The JTC consisted of 20 stakeholders from the court, academic research, and justice-impacted youth. Eighteen meetings were held over 21 months. A mixed-methods approach was used to identify themes from the JTC meeting notes and telehealth capacity assessment data at 6, 12, and 18 months. Technology-related capacity was built over the first 12 months, but by 18 months, progress was stalled or marginally declined. Identified challenges included delivery of telehealth appropriately, overburdened IT departments, and inequities among youth and families to access and engage in technology interventions. However, the JTC is unique in collaborating with systems who do not ordinarily discuss workforce challenges or use technology to address challenges. Innovative models such as the JTC may be successful in bringing public health and justice systems together to identify gaps and develop strategies to increase behavioral health access.


Implementing a Pharmacist-Integrated Collaborative Model of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (PharmICO) –

Article Excerpt: Study about a treatment model for opioid use disorder with Lisa A. Marsch, Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health as the principal investigator.

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Article Source: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine News


Young People in Recovery Partners with Data & Digital Marketing Agency to Create Recovery-Ready Communities Across America

Article Excerpt: Non-profit Young People in Recovery (YPR) has partnered with data and digital marketing agency Giant Partners (GP) to build recovery-ready communities in the midst of the opioid epidemic. By implementing data-driven strategies, GP aims to reach potential supporters, donors, advocates, and leaders across our country with one message: your impact matters

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Article Source: PR Newswire


Using social media to enhance provider network for HIV and harm reduction service integration in Vietnam

Li L, Lin C, Feng N, et al. (2019). Using social media to enhance provider network for HIV and harm reduction service integration in Vietnam. AIDS and Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02542-4

Researchers recruited 72 methadone maintenance therapy (MMT; n=28) and antiretroviral therapy (ART; n=44) providers from 4 provinces in Vietnam to participate in private interdisciplinary Facebook groups. Researchers were interested in exploring how Facebook could facilitate integration of HIV and substance use care for people with HIV who inject drugs. Read More


Telehealth Is More Than Just Technology

Article Excerpt: Telehealth does more than change how providers interact with patients. It requires changes that span operations, including clinical, IT, marketing and more. Many hospitals learned the full scope and importance of operational support required only after their program was implemented. As a result, they were forced to address issues reactively.

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Article Source: H&HN


Government leadership, collaboration needed to implement digital health strategies around the world, report says

Article Excerpt: Digital approaches to healthcare may have the potential to significantly expand coverage and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care, but implementing these new technologies come with challenges of their own, including fragmented data streams, limited resources and ineffective collaboration across multiple sectors. What’s more, access to most basic requirement of digital health innovation – high-speed internet – is not equal around the world, so countries must make coordinated efforts to make technology-enabled healthcare a reality, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development outlined in a new report.

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Article Source: MobiHealthNews