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Rural Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing rural MOUD programs across the United States.

The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining a rural MOUD program.

The target audiences for this toolkit are rural organizations including: healthcare providers, such as hospitals and clinics; non-profit organizations; faith-based organizations; businesses; and community-based organizations.

Additional resources are available in the Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit.

For general information on developing and implementing a rural community health program, please visit the Rural Community Health Toolkit.


Module 1: Introduction
Overview of MOUD and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Models for rural programs providing MOUD.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising MOUD programs implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural MOUD program.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools to support evaluation of an MOUD program.

Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of an MOUD program.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and approaches for sharing information about a rural MOUD program.