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NASPAA Core Competency 5:

The ability to clearly and effectively exchange information, meaningfully engage in dialogue, and articulate policy and administration concepts in a professional manner by drawing on evidence to support and adapt messages for diverse audiences to influence, advocate, and lead in public and non-profit organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health's Tackling Addiction Task Force: Vision and Mission

As a founding member of the RWJBarnabas Health's Tackling Addiction Task Force (TATF), Michael has been instrumental in developing and fostering ongoing efforts of this multisector executive committee to redefine and address substance use disorder across New Jersey's largest academic healthcare system. The TATF's outlined vision promotes the use of medication, stigma removal, and recovery support services for all patients served by RWJBarnabas Health. The TATF’s mission is to establish best practices and provide high-quality, easily accessible, comprehensive care. This concise document efficiently communicates the TATF's strategies, fostering trust and collaboration and strengthening the health system's ability to treat patients with substance use disorders effectively and justly.

Peer-reviewed Journal Article: Implementing hospital-based peer recovery support services for substance use disorder

"Implementing Hospital-Based Peer Recovery Support Services for Substance Use Disorder" by Liebling, Litterer et al., published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (2021), details the design and application of a round-the-clock Peer Recovery Program for patients with substance use disorder across 20 New Jersey hospitals. The study, illustrating the NASPAA Core Competency of Communication in public administration, discusses the program's implementation procedures, patient details, referral traits, and process measures. It adeptly communicates the program's structure and possible implications, showcasing the importance of clear and persuasive communication in formulating health policies and enhancing community health outcomes by sharing evidence-based research.

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