PI: Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH
Amount: $75,000
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Mar. 2022
Area: Payer & Provider Strategies
Cohort: COVID-19 Response

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Rapid Implementation of Peer Navigator–Led Telemedicine for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Response to COVID-19

The IDEA Exchange, the first syringe services program in Florida, will expand access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in underserved communities by offering tele-MOUD services on its mobile van. Staffed with a peer recovery specialist with ties to the Black community, the mobile unit will connect patients to clinicians at the IDEA Exchange’s brick-and-mortar clinic who can prescribe medications, lead patients through the induction process, and schedule follow-up telehealth visits. The peer recovery specialist will guide patients and lead online recovery support groups.