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Specific Population Considerations for Implementing MOUD Programs

It is important for rural programs providing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to take into account the unique factors of the population being served. Having a robust intake process for an MOUD program will ensure the program knows and understands the population's needs. Specific populations may require different approaches or strategies for delivering MOUD services.

Specific populations and population characteristics to consider when implementing an MOUD program include: