Resources

Sharing knowledge about promising practices and their sustainable implementation is vital to ending the opioid and drug overdose crisis. Our publications and webinars include the recommendations of experts and the perspectives of those on the frontlines.

General

Webinar: Data and Policy to Drive Access to Evidence-Based Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

June 23, 2022

Join Arjun Venkatesh, MD, of Yale University; Victoria Lynch of the Urban Institute; Peter Treitler, MSW, of Rutgers University; and Bradley Stein, MD, PhD, of the RAND Corporation, as they present data generated in their FORE projects on gaps in opioid use disorder treatment services and disparities, as well as identify what’s most effective in reducing barriers to treatment, producing new information that can inform policymakers, payers, and providers.

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Education

Harm Reduction in Healthcare Video Series

March 28, 2022

Harm reduction is an evidenced-based, practical approach to reducing the negative personal and public health consequences of drug use. However, staff in healthcare settings often struggle to openly discuss drug use with patients. Grounded in the belief that healthcare is a human right, the Introduction to Harm Reduction in Healthcare Video Series by FORE grantee Thomas Jefferson University demonstrates practical strategies to support the health of people who use drugs.

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Issue Brief

Issue Brief: Training Primary Care Providers to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

March 9, 2022

Lack of information and support can discourage clinicians from offering treatment to people with opioid use disorder. This issue brief shows how FORE grantees in Alabama and North Carolina are overcoming this hurdle by leveraging the hub-and-spoke model, which enables specialists to offer training and oversight to primary care providers.

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Issue Brief

Issue Brief: Examining Substance Use Among Youth and Young Adults

January 27, 2022

With funding from FORE, a team of Urban Institute researchers recently published a series of studies uncovering new insights about substance use among youth and young adults, as well as opportunities for Medicaid to intervene.

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COVID-19

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: Impacts of COVID-19 on Peer Recovery Specialists and Clients in Substance Use Treatment

November 18, 2021

Peer recovery specialists have faced challenges amidst the pandemic. Read how COVID-19 has affected the peer recovery specialist role and the individuals with substance use disorder who they are supporting in a FORE-funded study by investigators at Henry Ford Health Systems and the University of Maryland.

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Issue Brief

Issue Briefs: Affordability and Costs of MOUD Treatment for Patients

November 17, 2021

Because opioid use disorder is a chronic condition, treatment with medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is often not a one-time event or short term. Treatment costs may be incurred for months or years, leaving patients with high out-of-pocket costs. In two new issue briefs, health policy expert Kristi Martin shines light on the affordability of MOUD treatment for both insured and uninsured people.