Behavioral Health & RecoveryC4admin2017-04-27T12:31:27+00:00
Supporting and Advancing Wellness & Recovery
We believe that recovery is possible for everyone. Experiences of mental illness and addiction can be devastating for individuals, families, and communities—yet much is known about what works. We promote strategies to include peer specialists in health services, integrate behavioral health and primary care, and apply harm-reduction approaches to engage people at all stages of their journey.
C4’s Behavioral Health and Recovery team, led by Livia Davis, includes people with lived experience of recovery as well as clinicians, researchers, trainers, writers, and product development experts. This team is a leading voice in promoting recovery-oriented models of care. For more information, contact Livia Davis. Click on team member’s name to learn more.
Livia Davis, M.S.W., C.S.W.M., Vice President
Becca Albanese, M.P.H., Project Assistant
Corey Beach, M.B.A., Associate
Wayne Centrone, N.M.D., M.P.H., Senior Health Advisor
Marc Dones, B.A., Associate, Equity Initiatives & Diversity
Project Amp, a C4 initiative pairing adolescents with young adults with lived experiences of recovery to minimize risk for substance use.
Supporting & Advancing Recovery: What is recovery? How can healthcare providers be recovery oriented? How do peer support workers help engage people in healthcare? What kind of impact can a peer support worker have? Learn more from excerpts from conversations with C4 staff.
Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be crucial for many people struggling with opioid use disorder. As part of our BRSS TACS project with SAMHSA, C4 developed a web-based, shared decision-making tool–Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder–that focuses on informed treatment choices for people seeking recovery. It assists in learning about MAT, comparing treatment options, and discussing preferences with a provider. The information is also available in a handbook.
RecoveryTrack Mobile App
In partnership with Treatment Research Institute (TRI), C4 is creating and evaluating a mobile app that supports adults in recovery from substance use disorders. Built around TRI’s RecoveryTrack outcomes monitoring system, clients answer questions that track their progress and can reach out to friends and family for support. The app also shares information with counselors to support treatment. It includes engaging features such as customized feedback, motivational supports, recovery support resources, and Expressive Digital Imagery. This project is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Supporting Shared Decision Making in Behavioral Health
C4 developed Strong and Informed: Supporting Shared Decision Making in Behavioral Health, a website for families facing choices about their children’s mental health treatment. It helps families engage in Shared Decision Making with doctors, therapists, and other providers. It includes tools for weighing options and organizing information, tips from other parents, and resources on medications and other treatment options. The website is supported by SAMHSA’s BRSS TACS initiative.
Developed at Yale University, Person-Centered Care Planning engages providers and consumers to work collaboratively towards common treatment and recovery goals. Under a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), C4 partnered with Yale to develop and evaluate Recovery Roadmap, a web application to support Person-Centered Care Planning.
Peer Delivered Recovery
Peers now play a critical role in recovery-oriented systems of care. Supported by SAMHSA, C4 has comprehensively reviewed how peers are best integrated into health and human service agencies. Using this information, we support organizations and states to include peers as key members of their treatment teams.