Effects of an Organizational Linkage Intervention on Inter-Organizational Service Coordination Between Probation/Parole Agencies and Community Treatment Providers

Wayne N. Welsh, Hannah K. Knudsen, Kevin Knight, Lori Ducharme, Jennifer Pankow, Terry Urbine, Adrienne Lindsey, Sami Abdel-Salam, Jennifer Wood, Laura Monico, Nathan Link, Carmen Albizu-Garcia, Peter D. Friedmann

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Abstract

Weak coordination between community correctional agencies and community-based treatment providers is a major barrier to diffusion of medication-assisted treatment (MAT)—the inclusion of medications (e.g., methadone and buprenorphine) in combination with traditional counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. In a multisite cluster randomized trial, experimental sites (j = 10) received a 3-h MAT training plus a 12-month linkage intervention; control sites (j = 10) received the 3-h training alone. Hierarchical linear models showed that the intervention resulted in significant improvements in perceptions of interagency coordination among treatment providers, but not probation/parole agents. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-121
Number of pages17
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Implementation
  • Inter-organizational relationships
  • Interagency relationships
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Effects of an Organizational Linkage Intervention on Inter-Organizational Service Coordination Between Probation/Parole Agencies and Community Treatment Providers. / Welsh, Wayne N.; Knudsen, Hannah K.; Knight, Kevin; Ducharme, Lori; Pankow, Jennifer; Urbine, Terry; Lindsey, Adrienne; Abdel-Salam, Sami; Wood, Jennifer; Monico, Laura; Link, Nathan; Albizu-Garcia, Carmen; Friedmann, Peter D.

In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Vol. 43, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 105-121.

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Welsh, Wayne N. ; Knudsen, Hannah K. ; Knight, Kevin ; Ducharme, Lori ; Pankow, Jennifer ; Urbine, Terry ; Lindsey, Adrienne ; Abdel-Salam, Sami ; Wood, Jennifer ; Monico, Laura ; Link, Nathan ; Albizu-Garcia, Carmen ; Friedmann, Peter D. / Effects of an Organizational Linkage Intervention on Inter-Organizational Service Coordination Between Probation/Parole Agencies and Community Treatment Providers. In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 2016 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 105-121.
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