Addressing Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Examples from Critical Access Hospitals
Highlights strategies adopted by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to combat opioid use in their communities. Describes lessons learned from the featured CAHs regarding the development and implementation of projects targeting opioid use. Identifies ways that State Flex Programs and State Offices of Rural Health can support the efforts of CAHs in addressing opioid use in their communities. Provides list of opioid-related resources for CAHs and State Flex Programs.
John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Karen Pearson, Nathan First
Flex Monitoring Team
Community engagement and volunteerism · Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency department and urgent care services · Healthcare quality · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Colorado · Idaho · Maine · Massachusetts · Michigan · Ohio · Vermont · Virginia · Washington · Wisconsin