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Scientific Focus

  • Our goals are to improve access to care for the many people whose substance use/substance use disorder (SU/SUDs) are unrecognized, overlooked, and/or untreated and to improve acceptability of SUD treatment, thereby reaching more people.
  • Our long-term vision is for health systems to address all patients' SU/SUDs in an integrated, effective manner and to offer a range of innovative interventions. Read more

Who we are

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN) sponsors the Health Systems Node. Learn more about the CTN and NIDA.
  • Based in Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Division of Research and Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Health Research Institute, the HSN includes 14 additional health care delivery systems throughout the United States. Learn more...

Projects and Data

  • Funded in September 2015, the HSN represents integrated learning health systems that use the electronic health record (EHR), clinical decision support, and registries. They provide racial/ethnic and geographic diversity spanning from Hawaii to the East Coast and diversity in healthcare delivery and financing including substance use (SU) and substance use disorder. Read​ more
  • Each of the Health System Network (HSN) sites use and maintain the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) Virtual Data Warehouse (VDW).
  • Projects conducted by the HSN draw on the VDW, leveraging the processes and standardization of data developed for the VDW.  Read more 510-891-3560     2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 | NIDA Clinical Trials Network   CTN logo

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