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Policy and Funding

Policy

C4 Recovery Solutions uses its 4 C strategy (convening, collaborating, conferencing and consulting) to shape its activities in policy and funding. C4 Recovery Solutions in many cases plays a "stage-setting role" through the 4 Cs rather than an operational role.  We help facilitate and shape decisions, rather than drive those decisions. C4 Recovery Solutions is skilled at challenging the addiction treatment field to focus on issues that are not being adequately thought about or analyzed. This is why C4 Recovery Solutions' convening and collaborating strategies are so important- more often these discussions are best done in smaller targeted meetings. C4 Recovery Solutions, as a convener and collaborator, can encourage and support segments of the addiction treatment field to address issues that are important, but that are often avoided because they challenge current thinking, appear to lack solutions, or would take too long to solve. C4 Recovery Solutions is in a unique position to be a neutral arbiter of such examinations. Sometimes, discussions and analysis are appropriately develop by C4 Recovery Solutions, but always through consultation and collaboration. Often our conferences give us an excellent vehicle for starting discussion and driving opinion when we feel it’s appropriate. Through our convening strategy, we can use smaller group settings that facilitate collaboration between our resource bank of professionals and other stakeholders to further issues that we think are important.

Funding

C4 Recovery Solutions relies largely on the success of its conference business and some private donations to function. Part of C4 Recovery Solutions' longer term strategy is to broaden its base of funding. Our new consulting service program is part of this strategy. The consulting service will use C4's talent bank to meet the needs of programs and other organizations. We are certainly hoping to broaden our funding base with this consulting initiative to remain self-supporting and to support a range of other initiatives. Many of the C4 Recovery Solutions' issues are not supported nor funded by large well-funded public foundations. We are convinced that C4 Recovery Solutions plays a vital role with respect to addiction treatment policy issues and we are also convinced that this must be continued and enlarged.

How can C4 Recovery Solutions help the industry, our clients and friends with funding?

C4 Recovery Solutions has many expert resources to help providers to improve the quality of the services they deliver through our 4C strategy(convening, collaborating, conferencing and consulting). Improved quality is what all persons with addictions, their families, and payers want. Measure improvements in quality and using them as leverage for increased funding is C4 Recovery Solutions raison d'être. C4 Recovery Solutions is convince that the new focus on outcomes and quality that may occur with the new Affordable Care Act there will at last, be a great opportunity to leverage the use of outcomes to increase and improve funding for providers. Yet these positive changes may leave some providers unprepared for the new challenges. Yet other potential changes may mitigate against improving treatment outcome. The full continuum of addiction services, as it exists now, may be under direct threat from those who desire to save money by providing primarily pharmacotherapy to persons with addictive disorders. C4 Recovery Solutions is concerned that most of the current treatment service continuum will be truncated to a initial, brief, and intensive pharmacological intervention, without any of the long- term recovery services that have been found to be so effective.