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Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas.

The Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center - New York & New Jersey Events Calendar
Lists the events, trainings, and webinars for the New York and New Jersey region of the Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: The Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center
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Great Lakes Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center - Events Calendar
Lists the events, trainings, and webinars for the Great Lakes Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Great Lakes Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center
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Substance Use Care in Rural Communities
Presents a collection of studies pertaining to substance use care in rural communities published by Addiction Science and Clinical Practice (ASCP). Explores a number of topics related to rural substance use, such as access to SUD treatment and screening as well as harm reduction models, among others.
Citation: Addiction Science and Clinical Practice
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Behavioral Health Workforce Tracker
Interactive tool presenting state and county-level data on the behavioral health workforce between 2017 and 2021. Uses 2017-2021 IQVIA Xponent retail prescription data to identify prescribers of behavioral health medications and state licensure data from 2020 and 2021 to identify licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
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Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities
Provides guidance for rural communities working to prevent drug overdoses. Highlights strategies and resources to help rural communities address substance use disorder (SUD), build coalitions, collect data, and address stigma, among other measures.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Overdose Prevention Network
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Full Course List: Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions
Features a list of behavioral health courses offered through the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions. All courses are offered for free via a free Relias account.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care
Offers continuing education through 9 free videos discussing the treatment of substance use disorder in primary care. Discusses rural specific issues throughout. Captions available in the video player.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
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MotherToBaby
A no-cost service providing evidence-based information on the benefit or risk of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Provides guidance for healthcare providers and individuals, as well as fact sheets and other materials addressing medications, vaccines, chemicals, herbal products, substance use, maternal health conditions, and more. Also conducts observational studies on exposures.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)
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Behavioral Health Care Managers: An Approach to Integrating Behavioral Health in Rural Primary Care Practices
Describes the benefits of integrating behavioral healthcare into rural primary care practice to improve access to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and improve health outcomes. Highlights the role of a behavioral health care manager (BHCM) to screen and monitor patients, coordinate care with other healthcare providers, track treatment response, and recommend patient medications. Discusses the advantage of providing behavioral healthcare via telehealth, and importance of establishing clinical support and guidance for the BHCM.
Author(s): George Nasra
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
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Disaster Behavioral Health Resources
Offers a variety of resources for professionals working in disaster behavioral health fields. Includes the Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series Resource Center, an information series searchable by specific population and type of disaster. Also, comprises publications discussing new research and information: The Dialogue, a quarterly newsletter; SAMHSA DTAC Bulletin, a monthly journal; and SAMHSA DTAC Supplemental Research Bulletin, providing practitioners, planners, and responders a review of current published research and literature. Several tip sheets are included to help first responders, healthcare professionals, and survivors after disasters and traumatic events.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Last Updated: 3/20/2024