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Attitudes Toward and Training in Medications for Opioid Use Disorders: A Descriptive Analysis among Employees in the Youth Legal System and Community Mental Health Centers
Results of a survey of 181 medications for opioid use disorder uptake (MOUD) professionals who work with youth legal system (YLS) and community mental health center (CMHC) settings in eight counties of a Midwestern state. Compares attitudes toward MOUD treatment, training, and workplace culture in rural versus urban areas, among CMHC versus YLS respondents, and more.
Author(s): Lauren M. O'Reilly, Katherine Schwartz, Steven A. Brown, et al.
Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 19, 32
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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"I Don't Think That a Medication Is Going to Help Someone Long-Term Stay off Opioids": Treatment and Recovery Beliefs of Rural Vermont Family Members of People with Opioid Use Disorder
Examines beliefs related to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and recovery from the perspective of the family members of people with OUD. Analyzes interview data from 20 rural Vermont family members and discusses themes such as medication for OUD (MOUD), OUD treatment and mental health services, patient readiness for OUD treatment, and stigma.
Author(s): Catherine E. Peasley-Miklus, Julia G. Shaw, Katie Rosingana, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Facilitators and Barriers to Adopting or Expanding Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Provision in Rural Colorado Jails: a Qualitative Analysis
Reports findings of interviews with representatives of 7 rural Colorado jails on facilitators and barriers of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) adoption and expansion. Discusses factors including attitudes toward MOUD, collaborative partnerships, physical space, distance to services, provider availability, staff, and more.
Author(s): Heidi L. McNeely, Terri L. Schreiber, William L. Swann, Claudia R. Amura
Citation: Health and Justice, 12, 26
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Evaluation of the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model: Third Annual Report (Implementation Year 2)
Provides an overview of the Maternal Opioid Misuse Model, which provides evidence-based integrated care and care coordination for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD). Describes activities MOM Model awardees undertook during the MOM Model's second implementation year, July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023. Discusses barriers pregnant and postpartum people with OUD face in accessing high-quality, continuous care, specifically in rural areas.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Insight Policy Research
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Health Disparities in Tennessee
Examines health disparities experienced by Tennessee residents. Measures include life expectancy, health equity, healthcare access, mental health and trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease, cancer, reproductive health, and age-specific health. Features statistics with breakdowns by race, ethnicity, gender, and urban or rural location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Evaluation of Using Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorders in a Correctional Setting
Report evaluates a telehealth intervention in a rural county jail to provide medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and therapy to inmates with opioid use disorder (OUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights program goals and details data from participant surveys on the intervention's perceived quality and efficacy.
Author(s): Marina Duane, Jennifer Yahner, Malore Dusenbery, Erica Henderson
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Office of Justice Programs
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Overdose Responses among Rural People Who Use Drugs: A Multi-Regional Qualitative Study
Analyzes qualitative data from 7 Rural Opioid Initiative studies on peer responses to overdose. Identifies themes related to naloxone administration, overdose reversal strategies, willingness to call 911, perceptions of first responders, and access to medical intervention. Discusses public health approaches to increasing access to care and effectiveness of overdose response in rural areas.
Author(s): Robin Baker, Rob J Fredericksen, Abby E Rudolph, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 107
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Tribally-Led Mobile Outreach: Improving Access to Harm Reduction Services in One Rural Reservation Community
Presents a study on the efficacy of a tribally-run mobile outreach service to deliver opioid harm reduction information and services. Breaks down type of services offered, the organizational reach, and population served.
Author(s): Allyson Kelley, Kellie Webb, Katherine Hirchak, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 12, 1383729
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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How Ohio Public Library Systems Respond to Opioid-Related Substance Use: A Descriptive Analysis of Survey Results
Reports on measures to deter substance use and prevent overdose in 56 Ohio public library systems, with comparisons of rural, town, suburban, and city library systems. Includes data on evidence of opioid use, response measures, and capacity to respond to opioid use.
Author(s): Patrick M. Schnell, Ruochen Zhao, Sydney Schoenbeck, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1336
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Housing for Rural Residents Recovering from Substance Use Disorders
Presents a study featuring a number of programs providing housing for substance use disorder (SUD) recovery in rural communities. Discusses three different case studies on programs in MN, OR, and WV. Highlights the community need, organizational structure, and key features of each program.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Ingrid Jacobson, Mariana Tuttle, et al.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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