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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis.

Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mapping Broadband Health in America
Connect2Health mapping tool for visualizing broadband access, demographics, and health data at the national, state, and county levels. Includes a rural filter based on the percent of the population that is rural. Health topics include access to care, chronic disease, opioids, and maternal health.
Additional links: Chronic Disease Map, Maternal Health Map, Opioids Map
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool
Interactive mapping tool identifies opioid prescription rates at the state, county, and zip code level for de-identified Medicare Part D claims in 2021. Also offers rural/urban opioid prescribing data, changes in prescribing rates in 1 year and 5 year increments, and hot spots and outliers in long-acting opioid prescribing.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Last Updated: 5/17/2024