PI: Allison Ober, MSW, PhD & Sarah Hunter, PhD
Amount: $336,448
Timeline: Nov. 2022 - Nov. 2025
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: Access to Treatment

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Improving Uptake of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Public Mental Health Settings

Public mental health clinics provide services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Many patients of these clinics have opioid use disorders (OUDs), along with mental illnesses, but medications for OUD (MOUD) are rarely offered in these settings. Project investigators will conduct a literature review, survey behavioral health staff at 350 public mental health clinics, and hold in-depth interviews with staff at 30 clinics. They will then hold four virtual, interactive workshops with clinic staff and other stakeholders to identify barriers to implementing MOUD and test new strategies that could make treatment more available to patients.