Developing Effective Teams for Patient-Centered Care (1 CME)
In today’s healthcare environment, data continues to support an integrated, team approach to obtaining the best patient outcomes. This session will look at how to identify community resources as well as best practices in integration and team care.
Becky D. Vaughn
Becky Vaughn has been working in the addictions field for 35 years. She was a member of the founding board of The Georgia Association for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse (GAPTSA) in 1992 and became their first Executive Director in 1994. Her responsibilities included training and advocacy at the local, state, and national level. In July of 2000 GAPTSA merged with an Atlanta coalition creating The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse where she served as President and CEO until 2007. Her work continued there as an advocate at the Legislature and catalyst in the community on issues related to prevention, treatment, recovery, homelessness, and drug courts with the goal of reducing the impact of substance use on GA communities. Her work included passage of many bills addressing addiction solutions as well as securing budget resources. Beginning in 2008 she took over the helm of the State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) as their CEO after serving on its Board since 2000. After the merger of SAAS with the National Council for Behavioral Health, Becky served as the newly created VP for Addictions at the Council building the addiction presence and services there until 2016. In addition to her work at the Addiction Policy Forum, her consulting focuses on public policy, training, and technical assistance to service providers and state provider associations. She has served on numerous state and federal committees and panels and speaks on the issue in a variety of settings. Becky received her degrees from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. She grew up in Atlanta, but is enjoying being part of the DC community. As a former teacher and the mother of four, she is passionate about preventing and finding solutions to the far-reaching problems caused by untreated addiction.