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Invited presentation, Constance Horgan and Elizabeth Merrick.   “Engagement/Activation in the Health Care Context.”     Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Quality Advisory Committee.  Boston, MA. September 22, 2011.

Invited presentation:  Elizabeth Merrick.  “The Role of Employee Assistance Programs in Supporting Workforce Resiliency.”  Institute of Medicine, Health Policy Board, Committee on Workforce Resiliency.  Workshop on Workforce Resiliency in Law Enforcement and Operational Personnel in Department of Homeland Security.  Washington, DC.  September 15, 2011.

Deborah Garnick and colleagues at IBH organized a symposium and presented at the conference: "From Disparities Research to Disparities Interventions: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Future of Behavioral Health Services" on April 6-7, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.

Symposium: "Using Performance Measures to Address Disparities in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders"  


  • "Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Performance Measures Among Adolescents Treated in a Large Evidence-Based Practice Initiative," Deborah Garnick (presenting author), Margaret Lee, Andrea Acevedo, Grant Ritter, Lee Panas, Bryan Garner, Rod Funk, Mark Godley
  • How do Management Practices Affect Performance at Detoxification Facilities with Varying Client Populations?"  Sharon Reif (presenting author), Constance M. Horgan, Maria Torres
  • "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Quality of Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts," Andrea Acevedo

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