Alosa Health partners with state governments, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care systems, practices, and foundations to develop academic detailing programs, trainings, and materials.
Alosa Health launched a pain management and opioid use disorder academic detailing initiative across five states for Aetna. The program has received national media attention (Washington Post) for innovation. To date, Alosa academic detailers have completed over 8,000 provider education visits for this project.
As part of the general Pennsylvania Department of Health Overdose Data to Action grant, Allegheny Department of Health received a portion of funding to conduct pain management academic detailing in Allegheny County.
In 2020, Alosa was awarded a contract through the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health to support the Delaware Public Health Substance Use Disorder Project. The goal of this program is to build on existing successful state opioid prescribing efforts and align the use of academic detailing to address issues that lead to non-evidence-based treatment of patients with pain, and/or OUD. In 2021, Alosa entered into a second contract with Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health as part of a SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx) grant. This contract involves conducting academic detailing sessions and developing CE materials for healthcare providers throughout the state of Delaware to improve acute pain youth prescribing. both contracts with Delaware Health and Social services, Division of Public Health are ongoing.
In partnership with Tulane University, Alosa Health began a SAMHSA-funded program in late 2019 to help educate Louisiana physicians to expand the utilization of buprenorphine among x-waivered providers.
Alosa Health has two active contracts with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the CDC. Both contracts focus on academic detailing pilot programs in the state of Delaware. One contract is for academic detailing in New Castle County on the topic of integrating positive and adverse childhood experiences into pediatric care. For this project, Alosa is conducting academic detailing sessions with pediatric providers on the topics of positive and adverse childhood experiences and how they shape patient health outcomes. The second contract is based in Suffolk County and involves conducting academic detailing sessions with primary care providers about harm reduction strategies and resources available in southern Delaware.
In late 2019, Alosa was awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to conduct academic detailing outreach to providers across the state of Pennsylvania as part of a federal Overdose Data to Action grant.
Our longest-running program, Alosa Health trains and manages a team of clinical educators that are on the ground across the state of Pennsylvania. Alosa Health collaborates with PACE to annually develop modules on three clinical topics relating to care of the elderly and provides content training and academic detailing skill-building for the clinical educators.
VA pharmacists participate in an Alosa Health-led training that provides background on academic detailing methods and application. Trainings are tailored to the VA system and its unique needs. Additional consultation has been provided to design and develop clinical modules on behalf of the VA Academic Detailing Service.
Using our module on responsible opioid prescribing, Alosa Health developed a tailored educational program on this topic for the clinical pharmacists at the Atrius healthcare system in Massachusetts.
Alosa Health provided training on the concepts of academic detailing and consultative services to CEP to launch a new academic detailing program in the province of Ontario.
In partnership with HAHSTA, in Washington, DC, Alosa Health developed trainings related to Hepatitis C screening and Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT). Alosa Health manages and trains a clinical educator in the District and will be collaborating on the development of materials about HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
Focusing on interventions relating to the care of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Alosa Health provided content training on the evidence-based management of COPD and academic detailing training to medical home staff.
Maine participates in clinical content trainings and uses clinical modules developed by the Alosa Health team within their own academic detailing program.
Our collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health focuses on key programs to improve patient safety, such as reducing antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes and the responsible prescribing of opioids. Alosa Health provides a complete program, developing the clinical content for the programs as well as training and managing the clinical educators.
Alosa was awarded funding through the state of Massachusetts to support the implementation of academic detailing in select accountable care organizations (ACOs) throughout the state. Alosa trained clinicians from three ACOs on the topic of diabetes management and provided materials for educational outreach efforts.
To reduce the spread of HIV in Shelby County, Tennessee, Alosa Health will develop education on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as well as training and managing a clinical educator to visit with primary care practices to expand knowledge of and access to PrEP services.
In collaboration with the Vermont Health Care Association, Alosa Health participated in an intervention to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes through academic detailing, the OASIS program and Music and Memory.
The Vermont Health Care Association contracted with Alosa Health on a three pronged an intervention to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes through academic detailing, the OASIS program and Music and Memory.