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Identifying Safety-Net Resources at Health Centers to Prevent Infectious Disease Transmission Resulting from the Opioid Epidemic

Examines challenges faced and strategies used by Community Health Centers (CHCs) in rural areas to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases in relation to opioid use. Focuses on treatment of people with opioid use disorder; prevention of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) transmission; integration of substance use services with mental health and primary care; information sharing among health centers and Ryan White Part C providers; and challenges related to staffing, administration, finances, and social stigma. Identifies 7 facilitators of successful programs.
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, RAND Corporation
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Federally Qualified Health Centers · HIV and AIDS · Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Prescription drug abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention