theFranaGroup collaborates with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to make available the Comprehensive Opioid Response

Rockford, IL  May 24, 2018 – theFranaGroup announced today a collaboration with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to make available to Federally Qualified Health Centers the Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps (COR-12)model created by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to address the dramatic rise of opioid use disorders.

For theFranaGroup clients who wish to implement medication-assisted (MAT) in their responses to federally opioid interventions, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will provide a four-day program of Discovery, Implementation and Clinical Training along with one year of support via formal and informal clinical mentorship.

About the COR-12 model:

In  2012, under the leadership of Chief Medical Officer Marvin D. Seppala, MD, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation undertook a “fearless moral inventory,” evaluating every aspect of how it provided treatment for opioid use disorder.  The result was the creation of a new treatment framework that integrates the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Hazelden Betty Ford’s evidence-based Twelve Step Facilitation model to provide long-term, wraparound services individualized to an opioid-dependent patient’s needs and those of his or her family.  Known as the Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps (COR-12), this groundbreaking approach is now being adopted and replicated in communities across America, through trainings provided by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to other providers throughout the health care ecosystem.

About Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center.  With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults.

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, is a healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), including a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding.  With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development.  The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities.  In 2016, theFranaGroup clients in 15 states served over 585,000 unduplicated patients with over 1,750,000 outpatient visits.  As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.

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