State Medical Society Endorsements
Both PLNDP members and PLNDP Physician Associates have been working with the national project office on approaching state medical societies and
encouraging them to endorse the consensus statement of the PLNDP. Each of these individual efforts have been very successful; so far the following medical societies have endorsed the PLNDP Consensus Statement:
Pima County Medical Society (AZ)
California Medical Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Kentucky Medical Association
Nebraska Medical Association
Oklahoma State Medical Association
In addition, we are delighted to note that PLNDP Physician Associates have facilitated the endorsement of our consensus statement by several national
Videotape Report Update
The first PLNDP video, Drug Addiction: The Promise of Treatment, has been very well-received and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
A wide variety of groups--from healthcare educators, practicing physicians, and medical students, to criminal justice professionals, judges, and those in the treatment field--have viewed the video and shared its message with others.
If you would like to request additional copies, please complete the form on our web page or
contact us directly by phone (401-444-1817) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second PLNDP research report “Health, Addiction Treatment, and the Criminal Justice System” was presented in November, 1998.
Another videotape report, Trial, Treatment, and Transformation, was generated from this research, and has just been released. This video presents evidence on the effectiveness of treatment programs as compared to incarceration and includes comments from a number of experts in the field. In addition, the video features the story of two successful drug court graduates. This humanistic element will help spark discussions about addiction and the criminal justice system among a wide range of audiences. As with the first video, we invite you to request a complimentary copy of Trial, Treatment, and Transformation by filling out the form below or using our on-line request form.
Physician Associates Directory
We are pleased to announce that we will be unveiling the Physician Associates Directory on the web on June 1, 1999. The directory has been
created to promote contact among Physician Associates and it will allow you to share ideas and combine efforts with other Physician Associates within your specialty or in your state or county.
Only Physician Associates will be given the Directory’s web address and the directory pages will not be linked to any other web pages; thus, all
external access to this information will be blocked. Those Physician Associates who returned postcards requesting that their names not be included in the directory have been excluded.
If you do not wish to have your name included in the Physician Associates Directory , please call or email the project office or return
the card that you received with the September, 1998 newsletter by May 24th.
Medical Student Associates
The Medical Student Associates of the PLNDP were recently established. In March, the PLNDP introduced its message and materials at the annual American Medical Student Association conference in Chicago.
This spring, information about the project was mailed to thousands of first, second, and third-year medical students. We’re still receiving hundreds of enthusiastic responses from students in medical schools across the country. In the future, it is hoped that Medical Student Associates and Physician Associates can collaborate issues of both local and national concern.
If you are in contact with medical students who might be interested in learning more about this group, please pass on the PLNDP web site address to
them www.plndp.org or have them call 401-444-1821.
Similarly, feel free to invite any of your colleagues who are interested in the PLNDP’s message to join as Physician Associates.
Physicians can sign up on the PLNDP homepage www.plndp.org by clicking on “Keeping Informed: Physician Associates.” If it would be more convenient, they can contact the national project office at 401-444-1817 for a sign-up form.