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C4 Recovery Solutions network of experts include those who can consult on designing research systems.  For example, C4 Recovery Solutions' predecessor organization the Coalition of Outcomes Based Benefits  (COBB) consulted with  several  Federal  government officials, including then- Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey, about using outcomes in service delivery. In response COBB convened a series of meetings to define the essential data set that would be collected by all treatment providers in order to compare the results of treatment.  Part of this process involved developing a common taxonomy in order to compare client and service characteristics.

C4 Recovery Solutions has provided assistance is designing research systems and methodology.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

C4 Recovery Solutions' predecessor organization the Coalition of Outcomes Based Benefits (COBB) consulted with several Federal government officials, including then- Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey, about using outcomes in service delivery. In response COBB convened a series of meetings to define the essential data set that would be collected by all treatment providers in order to compare the results of treatment. Part of this process involved developing a common taxonomy in order to compare client and service characteristics.

Access and Retention Management Services

C4 Recovery Solutions collaborated with Employee Referral Foundation (ERF) a project titled Access and Retention Management Services” (ARMS) in 2003. Pretreatment Services for Wait-Listed Clients that was designed to address a problem affecting communities throughout the world, namely the lack of timely availability of treatment for substance use disorder. This project was the result of a broadly collaborative, two-year problem assessment, research, design and implementation process. A governing factor throughout was to test a cost- and outcome-effective strategy for wait-listed clients that could be readily replicated. Drawing on evidence-based practices, it was hypothesized that immediate access to interim services for those placed on wait lists would increase the number and motivation of wait-listed individuals entering treatment, the number who successfully complete treatment, and the number with long-term positive treatment outcomes. During the period September 15, 2003 – February 15, 2005 (17 months), 1,795 individuals were invited to benefit from the ARMS project, of which 1,410 voluntarily agreed to participate (79%). During this time period, of the 797 ARMS participants who reached their treatment intake date, 657 were admitted to treatment (82%). For those participating in the program, the wait time drop-out rate (18%) has been reduced by 56% from the baseline of 41%. The ARMS project demonstrated an effective strategy for improving the rate at which people on a waiting list will access an intake interview.

C4 Recovery Solutions has consulted nationally and internationally to help expand the capacity of local groups to provide cost-effective addiction treatment services. One example is C4 Recovery Solutions' Palestinian Treatment Initiative. C4 Recovery Solutions has consulted with several NGOs for a project on the West Bank in Palestine to improve the delivery of addiction treatment services in Jerusalem and the occupied territories. The "Yala Maana" project is a collaboration among five partners: The Ohrstrom Foundation, C4 Recovery Solutions, The Levenson family, the Al Huda Foundation and the Palestinian National Authority. The goal of the project is to establish a national Palestinian treatment network that will use C4 Recovery Solutions-developed methodology to measure clinical and financial outcome and to feedback those data into the delivery of service to improve the quality of recovery.

C4 Recovery Solutions' consulting network has worked with local organizations on a broad range of projects. Because of the breadth of its network, C4 Recovery Solutions has been involved in providing consultation regarding the work of indigenous healers, accountability-based treatment systems, and criminal justice-related projects.  In one of C4 Recovery Solutions' current initiatives C4 Recovery Solutions has assembled a multi-disciplinary network of Driving-Under-the-Influence (DUI) professionals to explore how outcome data can be integrated into their systems, particularly against the backdrop of the emerging influence of the Affordable Care Act. This group has identified three promising areas for value-based purchasing, with an outcomes-based delivery system to address the needs of  the chronic-relapsing DUI population. C4 Recovery Solutions subsequently assembled a team of experts with the necessary specialized skill sets to develop and subsequently market this product. A strategic plan is being developed and C4 Recovery Solutions expects to  have a set of best practices and services ready for implementation by January 2014.

C4 Recovery Solutions has, from its inception, has consulted with interested groups to aid in the design and implementation of programs demonstrating the efficacy of outcomes-based funding for treatment services. C4 Recovery Solutions has worked diligently to implement outcomes-based treatment models. One of the largest of these involved the management of treatment services for families receiving temporary assistance in moving from welfare to employment. This project, known as the New Jersey Substance Abuse Initiative continues today.

C4 Recovery Solutions consulted with a National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD)-affiliate to develop a proposal to for providing addiction treatment services to recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. This welfare-to-work model involves gathering treatment outcome data in the context of an outcome-based procurement system. C4 Recovery Solutions, in collaboration with our partner, the NCADD NJ affiliate, not only won the bid, but consulted in designing the project, and launching its first year.