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Project # Project Title Research Focus Area Research Program Administering IC Institution(s) Investigator(s) Location(s) Year Awarded
Disrupting Social Determinants of Health to Improve Substance Use and Mental Health Outcomes for Parents in Rural Regions New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction Preventing Opioid Use Disorder NIDA OREGON SOCIAL LEARNING CENTER, INC. SALDANA, LISA Eugene, OR 2022
NOFO Title: NIH HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-22-036

Social determinants of health are individual and environmental factors that affect health, the ability to function, and quality of life. This project will study the impact of the family-focused Families Actively Improving Relationships (FAIR) prevention intervention currently offered in rural Oregon counties to parents experiencing substance use and mental health challenges. Through the FAIR program, participants receive substance use treatment services; mental health treatment services; parent management training; and support to access employment, housing, education or to mitigate exposure to violence and discrimination. This research will examine how the FAIR intervention affects substance use and societal determinants of health, toward informing payors and decision makers about the cost and value of FAIR prevention services in rural communities.

Preventing Parental Opioid and/or Methamphetamine Addiction within DHS-Involved Families: FAIR New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction Preventing Opioid Use Disorder NIDA Oregon Social Learning Center, INC. Saldana, Lisa Eugene, OR 2019
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16–30) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-19-035

Many states across the country have experienced an increase in children involved in the foster care system because of young parental opioid and methamphetamine use disorders (OUD; MUD). The Families Actively Improving Relationships (FAIR) program is a recently developed, rigorously evaluated, intensive outpatient treatment program for parents involved in the child welfare system for parental OUD and/or MUD. The FAIR effectiveness trial showed the potential for FAIR to be adapted as a prevention program, and to be implemented in counties with low service availability and access. This project will adapt and implement FAIR for prevention in collaboration with Oregon State Department of Human Services (DHS). Across two counties, parents referred by DHS for OUD or MUD with risk for escalation will be recruited and randomized to receive the adapted FAIR as prevention, or standard case management and referral. Outcomes will inform further FAIR refinement and potential broader scale-up.

FACILITATING SUSTAINMENT THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION FEEDBACK: THE SIC COACHING MODEL New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction NIDA Oregon Social Learning Center, Inc. SALDANA, LISA Eugene, OR 2018
NOFO Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: PA-18-591

This proposal aims to test the impact of an empirically derived implementation strategy—under real-world conditions and across multiple child service systems—on successful adoption and sustainment of two evidence-based programs that address adolescent substance abuse: Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO; formerly Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care) and Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT). The overarching goal of this proposal is to evaluate whether the integration of implementation fidelity (fidelity to the implementation process) with intervention fidelity (fidelity to the clinical intervention) can increase the probability that a new organizational site not only successfully adopts a program but develops the infrastructure to ensure it can sustain. This study will (a) evaluate the effect of stages of implementation completion coaching strategy (SIC-CS) on outcomes of program adoption and sustainment, (b) extend the SIC to include measurement of sustainment, and (c) examine cost and resource patterns most likely to yield sustainable programs.