Rural Health Resources by Topic: Prescription drug misuse
Opioid Use Disorder: Opportunities to Improve Assessments of State Opioid Response Grant Program
Provides an overview of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program and examines how SAMHSA assesses the program. Offers recommendations to SAMHSA to identify potential limitations in its analyses and provide a more comprehensive assessment of the program to identify opportunities
for improvement. Includes SOR grant funding awards by state for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Practical Tools for Prescribing and Promoting Buprenorphine in Primary Care Settings
Offers evidence-based information to support primary care providers in prescribing buprenorphine to as an intervention to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Addresses strategies and considerations for primary care providers and practices looking to implement the treatment, including the phases of care, training and education, and payment and pharmacy considerations. Chapter 2.7 covers buprenorphine prescribing in rural settings.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Assessment of State and Federal Health Policies for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Examines state-level policy data from government and nonprofit agencies related to treatment access and treatment retention for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Describes policy changes affecting telehealth coverage, delivery, and payment; issues of licensing and security; and the initiation an dispensing of treatment medications.
Author(s): Seema Chosky Pessar, Anne Boustead, Yimin Ge, Rosanna Smart, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 2(11), e213833 Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details
COVID-19 and the Rural Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations to Improve Health in Illinois
Examines the rural Opioid epidemic in Illinois and offers policy recommendations to increase access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) centers, engaging populations involved with the criminal justice system, and expanding harm reduction services. Offers data on state opioid fatality rates with rural and urban comparisons and monthly mortality rates based on state Department of Public Health data.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: SIU Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health view details
Overdose Response and Linkage to Care: A Roadmap for Health Departments
Shares resources and tools organized around seven
strategies for state and local health departments to
implement that focus on linking individuals at risk of
opioid overdose to care. Includes rural-specific
considerations, examples, and resources throughout.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing view details