PI: Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS
Amount: $739,003
Timeline: Mar. 2023 - Mar. 2025
Area: Professional Education and Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: Access to Treatment

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Leveraging the ACEP E-QUAL Opioid Initiative to Facilitate a Quality Improvement Booster for ED-Initiated Treatment

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), a nonprofit founded by the American College of Emergency Physicians, will provide intensive, tailored coaching and support to 70 emergency departments (EDs) over two years to enhance their capacity to initiate buprenorphine and dispense naloxone to patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The project builds on a previous FORE grant that offered technical assistance and other supports to ED clinicians interested in increasing access to evidence-based treatment for OUD. EMF will also partner with The Naloxone Project to conduct an environmental scan of naloxone dispensing practices in 10 states, engage with EDs, and support states’ capacity to increase naloxone distribution across a variety of clinical settings.