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Abt's Dr. Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt Joins National Quality Forum's Opioids and Behavioral Health Committee
Dr. Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt
Rockville, Md. – Abt Associates Principal Associate Dr. Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt has joined the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Opioids and Behavioral Health (BH) Committee. NQF will conduct an environmental scan to identify measures and gaps and develop an evidence-based priority list of recommendations as a guide to address the overdose and mortality resulting from polysubstance use. NQF is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to improve healthcare.
The Committee will:
Provide guidance on the environmental scan of current measures and measure concepts related to polysubstance use involving synthetic or semi-synthetic opioids (SSSOs) among individuals with co-occurring BH conditions;
Identify and prioritize gaps in quality measurement to inform future measure development efforts
Develop a measure framework addressing the use of polysubstance involving SSSO among individuals with co-occurring behavioral health conditions in federal programs.
Dr. Shoemaker-Hunt is a registered pharmacist and health services and implementation researcher who conducts research and provides technical assistance on opioid prescribing and management, opioid misuse, medication management and safety, primary care transformation, and quality improvement. She has led dozens of studies for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies. She currently serves as co-principal investigator on several CDC-funded projects to implement the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain via quality improvement (QI), care coordination, and clinical decision support.
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