How Physician Health Programs Can Get Involved

Physician Health Programs are invited to help spread the news of this important study to their participants. There are several IRB approved methods for sharing information.

You may use (copy and paste) this IRB approved Script to send via mass distribution using the following methods:

  • send via email
  • place on your PHP participant portal
  • post in PHP participant meeting group chats
  • post on your PHP participant webpage
  • other mass distributions that are sent out to PHP participants 

You can  also use this same message for verbal presentation of the study information at in-person group meetings, and post this IRB approved STUDY FLYER throughout the physical PHP space. 

Contact Betty Jo Salmeron, M.D. at 443-740-2651 or [email protected] if you have any questions about the study or the approved methods for sharing study information with your participants.

Study FAQs and Guidelines for Appropriate Dissemination of Study Information


Release of Information:

As part of the study, with the participant’s signed informed consent, the research team will request limited information from PHP participant records, including:

  • Brief Summary of Progress (such as a compliance letter summarizing PHP involvement from start date to current date)
  • Drug Testing Results/ Summary of Drug Tests (dates and results)

Recognizing that state and federal confidentiality law protect these records, NIDA understands your PHP’s own consent form may also be required. This information is not subject to any re-disclosure other than for the purposes of this study. Please inform your PHP staff to expect such requests, and to contact Dr. Salmeron to discuss any questions.