The Department of Health Behavior and Policy is leading the evaluation of the Addiction Recovery Treatment Services program (ARTS).

August 10, 2017

The Department of Health Behavior and Policy has been selected by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to lead a five-year evaluation of the state’s new Addiction Recovery Treatment Services program (ARTS).   The new program addresses the rise of opioid-related deaths in Virginia by enhancing Medicaid-sponsored substance use disorder treatment services.   Drs. Peter Cunningham and Andrew Barnes of HBP will lead the evaluation.   They will be assisted by Sebastian Tong, M.D.; Marshal Brooks, Ph.D., and Rebecca Aycock, Ph.D. from the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health.   

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