The Iowa Consortium in conjunction with the Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center completed a one-year developmental award from CSAT for the purpose of establishing new and enhancing current mechanisms for collaboration between research, intervention and prevention practice, state policy offices and consumers in Iowa. Using a structure of inter-disciplinary committees on Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention, the PRC effort created a strategic plan for Iowa research needs which includes: co-occurring disorders, needs for women in treatment, training on best practices for treatment clinicians and prevention specialists, community-wide prevention coalitions, and technical assistance for agencies, legislators, and substance abuse agencies in the state. Each committee included practitioners, policy makers, consumers, and researchers in an effort to encompass a wide view of the treatment and prevention needs in the state. This development project ended in 2000.
This project has finished.