Coordinating Care for Patients with Alcohol or Drug Use Disorders: Effective Practices and Common Barriers in Three Centers

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Deborah Gurewich, PhD, MA
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Linda Cabral, MM
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kathy Muhr, M.ED
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Robin Clark, PHD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gillian Griffith
University of Massachusetts Medical School

This report describes the process of providing integrated care for patients with substance use disorders at three sites in central Massachusetts: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Family Health Center of Worcester, and Community Healthlink. It identifies common practices that improve care coordination and presents key findings.