Building Great Behavioral Health Care Organizations in a New Environment: Conference

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment_niatx-saas-conference-graphicBehavioral health care organizations -- including adolescent substance abuse treatment agencies -- face huge changes as health reform takes hold. How do you build a strong, vital organization that provides the best quality care?
We've built a conference around that very question: the 2011 NIATx Summit and SAAS National Conference, with the theme of "Revolutionary Strategies for Leaders." It'll be held July 20-13, 2011, in Boston, MA. (Don't know NIATx or SAAS? Scroll down for more info.)
Who should attend? CEOs, senior managers, and change leaders from behavioral health organizations who are focused on leadership, process improvement, and technology.

Together, NIATx and SAAS offer one of the best learning and networking values in the field. The conference features practical knowledge, tools, and information for leadership, management, and system-level improvement. The sessions provide learning opportunities from experts both in and outside the field…as well as your peers.

  • Inspiring keynote speakers and expert panelists
  • Over 50 workshops
  • Storyboard gallery with authors of innovation projects from agencies around the country
  • Welcome reception and extensive array of exhibitors
  • Meals (3 breakfasts and 2 lunches)
  • Up to 12 CEU credits
  • Networking opportunities and more

Plus, you can take advantage of two pre-conference workshops sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a small additional registration fee:

  1. Billing Guide – A step-by-step guide to creating or improving your billing system
  2. Health Information Technology – Everything you’ve always wanted to know…and a little more

>>Learn more and register.(Register by April 30th for the early bird rate!)
About the Organizers

NIATx is a pioneering improvement collaborative that works with organizations across the country to improve access to and retention in treatment. 

The State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) is the leading national organization that advocates on behalf of state associations of prevention, treatment, and recovery providers and the individuals and families that they serve. 




Kim Johnson is the deputy director for operations of NIATx, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that focuses on systems improvement in behavioral health. She is also director of the ACTION (Adopting Changes to Improve Outcomes Now) Campaign, a national campaign to improve access to and retention in treatment. She has a master's degree in counselor education and an MBA.

Updated: February 08 2018