New Initiative to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorders

Premier Nursing News     March 2019

Several ambitious projects are underway in Dayton to help people across our region recover from dependency on opioids, and eventually other substances as well. Premier Health will be an active partner in these initiatives, including the launch of OneFifteen in conjunction with Verily, one of Google’s Alphabet companies. OneFifteen – a reference to the more than 115 people who died every day in 2017 from opioid overdoses in the United States – will begin treating patients this spring.

OneFifteen is a new non-profit ecosystem established in Dayton and dedicated to the full and sustained recovery of people living with opioid addiction. It will deploy a tech-enabled system of care to treat substance abuse disorders through a behavioral health treatment center, rehabilitation housing, and wrap-around services. The system will align with the National Academy of Medicine concept of a “learning health care system” to hone best practices for addiction treatment by continually improving treatment and outcomes based on operational and clinical data gathered to measure the effectiveness of various interventions while maintaining stringent standards for patient privacy and data security. 

Clinical care will be provided by Samaritan Behavioral Health Inc. (SBHI), which has provided behavioral health services to the community for more than 50 years. The OneFifteen campus, located just south of St. Elizabeth Place in the Carillon neighborhood of Dayton, will include sober living, family reunification, multipurpose space, retail, and vocational training. It should be fully built and operational by 2020. The state-of-the-art campus is being designed and developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. to connect patients with social and other support services that are critical for long-term recovery but fall outside of traditional models of care.

“Addiction is a disease best defeated through a public health mindset,” said Mike Maiberger, Premier Health executive vice president and chief operating officer. “The Dayton community has put a dent in our overdose crisis by adopting this mindset and through collaboration. We are pleased, along with Samaritan Behavioral Health, to be partners in this ambitious initiative, which goes hand in hand with our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve. OneFifteen’s evidence-based approach should, over time, fine-tune local efforts to prevent and treat substance abuse and heal our communities.”

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