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Colorado Opioid Deaths Down 6% After Marijuana Legalization

After Colorado legalized the sale and use of recreational marijuana in 2014, the number of opioid-related deaths declined by more than 6% between 2014 and 2015. Before the state legalized recreational use, opioid-related deaths had been trending up, from about […]

Will Health Plan Backward Integration ‘Remake’ Specialty Care?

“Backward integration.” This is a business strategy concept – “when a company expands its role to fulfill tasks completed by organizations in its supply chain.” In health care, we’re seeing backward integration by health plans, particularly into primary care. Most […]

Integrated Care Program: Final Evaluation

October, 2008 This report documents activities of the Integrated Care Program. Data sources were interviews and program documents. The report describes the ICP initiative, reviews federal and state progress during the initiative, discusses key findings, and concludes with future considerations.

Getting Started with Evidence-Based Practices: Illness Management and Recovery

September 25, 2009 The United States Department of Health and Human Services published their Knowledge Informing Transformation (KIT) on Illness Management and Recovery. This KIT, titled, Getting Started with Evidence-Based Practice: Illness Management and Recovery, gives the reader an overview […]