Changing the Way Addiction is Treated
October 17, 2018
Joshua Prasad, MPH '13, department of Health Management and Policy, started his career in the federal government, he has since found a new path working at the Concerted Care Group (CCG), an integrated behavioral health system that is changing the way addiction is being treated. Through a holistic and evidence-based approach to addiction, CCG expands the reach of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) across the state of Maryland, while providing comprehensive mental health, primary care, and population health management services to individuals impacted by substance abuse.
"The work I am doing is helping transform care for an underserved population," says Prasad. Through community activism and leveraging partnerships, CCG's substance abuse treatment centers continue to grow and serve.
When Prasad is not working at CCG, he serves as Chairman at Counter Tools, a tobacco prevention nonprofit. He is also co-founder of IIF Health, a health innovation startup that was lauded for its approach to transforming preventive health. He consults people, companies, advocacy groups, and organizations to help innovative ideas thrive. "We can redefine what modern health and medicine can be," says Prasad.
The Dornsife School of Public Health prepared him for hands-on work and collaboration in his career. In the future, he hopes to continue tackling difficult public health problems. "I want to engage with the world and help solve pressing issues," says Prasad.