Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention and Treatment

Cascadia MAT

Agency: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

In fall 2018 Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare contracted with RMC Research to evaluate Cascadia’s 3-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand or enhance access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for people with an opioid use disorder.

Tobacco 21

Agency: Oregon Health Authority

In August 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 754, also referred to as Tobacco 21, which raises the age of purchase for tobacco and vaping products in Oregon from 18 to 21 years of age starting in January 1, 2018. RMC Research is working with the Oregon Health Authority to conduct the evaluation of Tobacco 21, which uses advertising on social media (i.e., Facebook, Instagram) to conduct surveys of tobacco-using youth and young adults.

Oregon’s Opioid Health Education Campaign Evaluation

Agency: Oregon Health Authority

RMC Research was contracted by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of Oregon’s opioid health education media campaign which aims to reduce the use of opioids for managing pain among Oregon adults. The evaluation involves formative and outcome data collected via an online survey and in-person focus groups.

Oregon’s Youth Marijuana Prevention Campaign Evaluation

Agency: Oregon Health Authority

In 2016 the Oregon Legislature invested $3.9 million for the Oregon Health Authority to design, implement, and evaluate a youth marijuana use prevention media campaign in 6 Oregon counties. The Oregon Health Authority contracted RMC Research to conduct the evaluation of the pilot campaign Stay True to You.

Project Dove: Rhode Island Pregnancy and Opioids

Agency: University of Idaho

Project Dove is a collaboration with the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Center and the Rhode Island Department of Health, and is funded by the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance. The project aims to develop, disseminate, and evaluate educational content to help medical providers identify and respond to opioid use disorder and manage pain among pregnant patients and women patients of childbearing age.

Oregon Medication-Assisted Treatment Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction Grant Evaluation

Agency: Oregon Health Authority

RMC Research is evaluating a 3 year grant received by the Oregon Health Authority from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction program. p>

Idaho SPF and SABG Evaluation

Agency: State of Idaho

RMC Research is currently providing performance assessment and evaluation services for the Idaho Office of Drug Policy’s (ODP) Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) and Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) programs.

Multnomah County Behavioral Health Treatment Court (MBHTC)

Agency: Multnomah County

Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services Division received a 4-year, federally funded Adult Treatment Court Collaborative grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Program Evaluation for Prevention (PEP-C)

Agency: RTI International

RMC Research is under subcontract with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) to collaborate on a national cross-site evaluation of the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Grant Program, Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) Program, and Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx) Program. The federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) awarded the grants to states, U.S. territories, Pacific jurisdictions, and tribal entities to address key substance abuse prevention priorities, such as decreasing underage drinking and prescription drug misuse.

Student Assistance Prevention and Intervention Services Program

Agency: Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

RMC Research conducts annual, multisite evaluations of the Student Assistance Prevention and Intervention Services Program, Washington State’s initiative to support substance abuse prevention and intervention services in public schools across the state.

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) Evaluation

Agency: Oregon Health & Science University

RMC Research is evaluating the efforts of the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) to expand the collaborative efforts and standards of practice among diverse groups of addiction and allied practitioners in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington through the provision of training, technical assistance, and support for the improvement of substance use disorder service delivery systems.

Central City Concern Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)

Agency: Central City Concern

In July 2012, Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon received funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement the 4-year Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant.

Luke-Dorf Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)—The Housing TEAM (Transition, Engagement and Mentoring) Program

Agency: Luke-Dorf, Inc.

RMC Research is evaluating a 3-year program implemented by Luke-Dorf, Inc., a mental health services provider in Oregon, and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Luke-Dorf Services in Supportive Housing Project

Agency: Luke-Dorf, Inc.

RMC Research evaluated a 5-year housing and integrated dual disorders treatment project implemented by Luke-Dorf, Inc., a mental health services provider in Oregon, and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services.

Assertive Family Treatment Program Evaluation for Phoenix House of Rhode Island

Agency: Phoenix House of New England

RMC Research conducted a 3-year evaluation of the substance abuse treatment services provided through the Rhode Island Adolescent Treatment Initiatitve (RIATI) by Phoenix House, a nonprofit agency serving communities throughout New England. The initiative sought to increase access to evidence-based treatment and improve treatment outcomes.

PCP Tradition: Primary Care Physicians Take Responsibility for Alcohol and Drug Treatment (SBIRT)

Agency: Oregon Health and Science University

RMC Research partnered with Oregon Health & Science University and the Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center to create, disseminate, and evaluate a new curriculum promoting Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) practices in primary health care.

Medical Provider Training on Prescription Opioids and Pregnancy

Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse

RMC Research received a Phase I grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Small Business Innovation Research Program to develop and evaluate an accredited online course for medical providers on the use of prescription opioids among pregnant women.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students National Evaluation 2010-2012

Agency: MANILA Consulting Group, Inc.

RMC Research, under 2 consecutive contracts beginning in 2005, teamed with MANILA Consulting Group and Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation to conduct the national evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, a federal grant program that supports communities and schools to improve the safety and well-being of students through the integration of the education, mental health, social services, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems at the local level.

SPF SIG Cross-site (Cohort III, IV, & V) Evaluation

Agency: Human Services Research Institute

RMC Research was subcontracted by the Human Services Research Institute to conduct a national cross-site evaluation of the third and fourth cohorts of Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) recipients.

California Behavioral Health Needs Assessment

Agency: Human Services Research Institute

RMC Research, as a subcontractor to the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), assisted with needs assessment and service system planning for California’s behavioral health services system.

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