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Organizational Readiness for Rural MOUD Programs

Rural programs interested in providing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) should assess their readiness to implement such an initiative. Readiness is multi-dimensional, so rural programs should assess organizational readiness within several categories including workforce, operations, and financial. Assessing readiness prior to implementation can help ensure the success and sustainability of the program.

There are a variety of tools to help programs assess the extent to which they are prepared to implement MOUD: