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Resources by Topic: Prescription drug misuse

COVID-19 Resources for Addressing Substance Use in Rural Communities
Outlines federal resources and initiatives focused on ensuring access to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Toolbox
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PubMed Search: Opioid Use in Rural Areas
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the opioid epidemic, opioid use, and opioid use disorder treatment in rural areas.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector
Collection of over 160 community-based program models, data and mapping information, and other resources for communities to reduce opioid addiction and overdose. Program models cover prevention, harm recovery, recovery, and treatment, and can be filtered by setting to select rural-specific examples.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Opioid Policy Research Collaborative
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UNC Project ECHO
Offers live, web-based sessions where clinical specialists work with healthcare providers, and community and state partners to develop learning communities, facilitate reflective assessment, discuss evidence-based care and methods to address barriers to treatment, and expand access to life saving MAT in North Carolina. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are provided to participants and free DATA 2000 waiver training.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Iowa Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for primary care staff to enhance their capacity to provide best practice healthcare for underserved people. Currently two ECHO interactive web-based programs are offered: Hepatitis C (HCV) and Behavioral Health (BH).
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Primary Care Association
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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training
An interactive, online training for a variety of healthcare providers with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain based on the recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit or continuing medical education (CME) credit maybe offered upon completion of the program.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Southern New Mexico Outcomes
Series of publications reporting on the Center for Health Innovation's HRSA-funded work with 16 southern New Mexico counties and the rural-designated Torrance and Valencia regions on opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. Publications include a needs assessment, strategic plan, workforce plan, and sustainability plan.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Innovation
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Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities
Provides access to federal funding programs and information related to substance use disorder (SUD), including opioids, to help rural communities and stakeholders address SUD and issues related to SUD in their communities. Offers resources for technical assistance, training, treatment, and recovery support services for rural communities. Features a community assessment tool that provides county-level data on SUD and a resource guide that provides guidance and recommendations for communities to address SUD.
Additional links: Federal Rural Resource Guide
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Substance Use Management Warmline
Free, confidential teleconsultation service for clinicians, providing expert recommendations addressing substance use evaluation and management. Provides peer-to-peer consultation to support primary care providers in managing complex patients with addiction, chronic pain, and behavioral health issues.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: National Clinician Consultation Center
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Tribal Opioid Response Resource Toolkit
Offers a variety of materials, tools, resources and links to support tribes in their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic within their tribal communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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