By Addiction Policy Forum
National Addiction Nonprofit Implements eIntervention to Get More Individuals into Treatment Via Digital Referrals and Engagement
Washington DC, October 15, 2019 – The Addiction Policy Forum (APF), a national nonprofit focused on eliminating addiction, today announced its partnership with CHESS Health, the leading provider of addiction management technology, to implement its new digital referral solution, eIntervention, across the state of Massachusetts.
eIntervention is a referral management solution + smartphone app that connects referring entities and addiction treatment providers based on service, geography, and payer coverage, which motivates and supports the individual and family to get to treatment, and tracks the individual’s journey across the continuum.
APF will use eIntervention in its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) to support its mission of providing new, effective resources and support for individuals and families in crisis. By conducting a comprehensive pre-screening of providers, APF eliminates a step for those seeking treatment by offering trained counselors who provide free, confidential support. The referral functionality of CHESS’s eIntervention solution will help the ARC staff connect individuals and families to qualified providers; the integrated Connections App will give the individual and family on-going support after the call through secure messaging with ARC staff, online family support groups, and motivating and informative content.
“When it comes to addiction treatment, there is an ongoing problem with connecting individuals to the right providers,