Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas.
Geographic Trends in Opioid Overdoses in the US From 1999 to 2020
Results of a study examining trends in opioid-involved overdose death (OOD) rates in urban and rural counties. Explores OODs due to overprescription of opioids, use of heroin and illicit synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and stimulants in combination with synthetic opioids. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Lori Ann Post, Alexander Lundberg, Charles B. Moss, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(7) Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Responding to a Surge in Overdose Deaths: Perspectives From US Syringe Services Programs
Highlights a study on the perspectives of syringe service program (SSP) leadership and staff regarding overdose deaths in the US. Bases conclusions on interviews done from February to March of 2021 and breaks down participant data by geographic region, distribution approach, and rurality, among others factors.
Author(s): Madeline C. Frost, Elizabeth J. Austin, Maria A. Corcorran, et al. Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 19, 79 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Urban–Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, 2020
Examines 2020 drug overdose deaths by sex, race and ethnicity, and type of drug, with data broken down by rural versus urban county status. Includes a U.S. map that depicts if overall urban or rural counties in a state have a higher rate of age-adjusted overdose death.
STATCAST Podcast Episode
Author(s): Merianne Rose Spencer, Matthew F. Garnett, Arialdi M. Miniño Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
UVM CORA Community Rounds: Strategies for Distributing Naloxone to Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses rural opioid overdoses and methods for distributing naloxone to prevent overdoses. Explores the use of data, technology, and working with emergency services partners to deliver naloxone to people at risk of overdosing, among other factors.
Author(s): Geoff Capraro, Brooke A. Lawrence Date: 07/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction view details
Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration in Rural Health Facilities: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary
Provides an overview of the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders in rural areas. Discusses the role of rural primary care providers in treating these conditions. Outlines federal programs and resources to support behavioral health and primary care integration. Offers policy recommendations related to access to care; workforce recruitment and retention; telehealth, technology, and broadband; and reimbursement and sustainable revenue.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
Medicaid & State Telehealth Policy – Medicaid Telehealth Policy & Substance Use Disorder
Webinar covering state and federal Medicaid telehealth policy for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). Offers an overview of telehealth, its expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its application in SUD treatment with examples from Arkansas and Philadelphia. Also covers research on disparities in drug-related mortality and access to treatment during the pandemic. Captions are available by clicking "CC" at the bottom of the video pane.
Presentation slide deck
Date: 06/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center view details
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