Creating change agents: A national substance abuse education project

Marianne T. Marcus, Richard L. Brown, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, Eugene Schoener, Rebecca Henry, Antonnette V. Graham, Theresa Madden, Laura A. Saunders

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    Objective: This study evaluated the effects of a national interdisciplinary faculty development program, Project MAINSTREAM, on creating curriculum enhancement in health professional education. Method: Thirty-nine faculty completed a two-year, part-time fellowship program featuring interdisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, training meetings, and Internet-based instructional materials. The main vehicle for curricular change was a required collaborative education project to develop trainees' core competencies in substance abuse prevention services. Results: Fellows used a variety of approaches to implement 123 curricula and provide 66,995 hours of training to 10,170 trainees. Ninety percent of the training hours occurred in required courses, a potential indication of sustainability. Fellows indicated that a majority of the offerings would be sustained beyond the fellowship. Conclusion: Project MAINSTREAM shows promise as a model for achieving durable curriculum change in response to the public health crisis associated with a workforce untrained to deliver substance abuse services.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5-15
    Number of pages11
    JournalSubstance Abuse
    Volume26
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 22 2006

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    Curriculum
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Education
    Professional Education
    Health Education
    Internet
    Public Health
    Mentoring

    Keywords

    • Curriculum change
    • Faculty development
    • Health professional education
    • Project MAINSTREAM
    • Substance abuse education

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine (miscellaneous)
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Marcus, M. T., Brown, R. L., Straussner, S. L. A., Schoener, E., Henry, R., Graham, A. V., ... Saunders, L. A. (2006). Creating change agents: A national substance abuse education project. Substance Abuse, 26(3-4), 5-15. https://doi.org/10.1300/J465v26n03_03

    Creating change agents : A national substance abuse education project. / Marcus, Marianne T.; Brown, Richard L.; Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg; Schoener, Eugene; Henry, Rebecca; Graham, Antonnette V.; Madden, Theresa; Saunders, Laura A.

    In: Substance Abuse, Vol. 26, No. 3-4, 22.06.2006, p. 5-15.

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    Marcus, MT, Brown, RL, Straussner, SLA, Schoener, E, Henry, R, Graham, AV, Madden, T & Saunders, LA 2006, 'Creating change agents: A national substance abuse education project', Substance Abuse, vol. 26, no. 3-4, pp. 5-15. https://doi.org/10.1300/J465v26n03_03
    Marcus MT, Brown RL, Straussner SLA, Schoener E, Henry R, Graham AV et al. Creating change agents: A national substance abuse education project. Substance Abuse. 2006 Jun 22;26(3-4):5-15. https://doi.org/10.1300/J465v26n03_03
    Marcus, Marianne T. ; Brown, Richard L. ; Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg ; Schoener, Eugene ; Henry, Rebecca ; Graham, Antonnette V. ; Madden, Theresa ; Saunders, Laura A. / Creating change agents : A national substance abuse education project. In: Substance Abuse. 2006 ; Vol. 26, No. 3-4. pp. 5-15.
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