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Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: It is the mission of the institutes for behavior resources, inc. (ibr) to advance development of the behavioral sciences and their application to human affairs, through a wide range of research, demonstration, training, and service programs. To accomplish this mission, ibr also provides health, social and educational services to diverse populations in order to respond to the needs of society by improving the scientific understanding and application of behavioral science to identified programs.

Programs: Substance abuse systems:substance abuse treatment services, reach operates a substance use disorders treatment program in baltimore, maryland that provided treatment and psycho-educational services, case management and information and referral to baltimore city residents (grant and insurance funded) and the surrounding counties (insurance funded). The service includes outpatient, intensive outpatient and pharmacotherapy treatment. As an addition to the substance abuse systems, the health home program is a dhmh-led initiative that targets populations at high risk for chronic disease who are engaged in behavioral health services (i. E. , mental health or opioid treatment programs) in the community. Health homes are designed to provide holistic, person-centered care and empower patients to manage and prevent chronic conditions and reduce avoidable hospital visits. Programs that have elected to implement the health home offer six core services: comprehensive care management, care coordination, health promotion, comprehensive transitional care, individual and family support, and referral to community and social support. Ibr/reach began to implement its health home program in october 2013. Two rn care managers collaborate with the otp treatment team to provide care. The most common services offered in ibrs health home program include one-on-one and group health education, linkage to primary and specialty health care, medication adherence support, health advocacy (includes rn care managers attending health care visits with patients), health literacy development, and referrals for housing and other community services.

fatigue management (former safte-fast program):ibr marketed the sale of safte-fast software, through a sublicense, to airlines worldwide and the north american rail industry, to help companies assess fatigue and perormance associated with work schedules. Sales can be in the form of one or multi-year licenses or under service contracts.

nasa and nsbrinasa - development of an objective behavioral assay of cohesion to enhance composition, task performance, and psychosocial adaptation in long-term work groups- this research program focuses on small-group composition factors that affect the trajectories of team cohesion, task performance, and biopsychosocial adaptation over time and in response to operational stressors. This project also includes development of assay technology for measurement and behavioral economic modeling of cooperation, productivity, and fairness behaviors of small groups in applied settings. Nsbri - "field test of a simple, rapid, and objective behavioral assay of group cohesion in an antarctic space analog environment" - under a 2-yr directed research contract from nasa's national space biomedical research institute and in cooperation with the european space agency, ibr scientists are assessing the operational acceptability and predictive validity of a simple, rapid, and objective behavioral assay of group cohesion during the 10-month winter at concordia station in antarctica as a high-fidelity analog of long-duration space exploration missions.

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