"Making a difference in practice means listening to what those doing the work and those affected by the work have to say."

Jim Dearing, PhD


"Traditional lecture-based education formats have generally not been demonstrated to lead to improvements in processes or outcomes of healthcare.  However, multi-faceted, multimodal, interactive, and iterative methods of Continuing Professional Development (education) of physicians and other healthcare providers has been shown to contribute to improved healthcare outcomes.  With in-house expertise, CHEDIR is well positioned to take advantage of the alignment of evidence-based and adult learning principles with elements of successful diffusion of innovation and organizational improvement strategies in developing and evaluating methods of translating evidence into sustainable practice."  -David Price, MD


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Promoting screening for risky alcohol and drug use in health care

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, in a 3 year partnership with SAMHSA, is promoting better behavioral health screenings for patients by exploring the implementation of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model in health systems. The purpose is to improve the quality and impact of services for patients at risk for substance abuse and mental health problems.

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