Resources

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

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.

General

Health Affairs: Expanding Access To Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder: Beyond “X-ing The X-Waiver”

November 8, 2021

In a Grantwatch blogpost, Karen A. Scott, FORE’s president, and Ken Shatzkes, FORE’s senior program officer, described how FORE grantees at the American College of Emergency Physicians, California Bridge, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Mountain Area Health Education Center, RAND Corporation, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are working to increase the number of clinicians treating opioid use disorder.

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Issue Brief

Issue Brief: Leveraging Medicaid Policy to Enhance Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

October 27, 2021

In states that have expanded Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults, more people now have access to medications for opioid use disorder, the standard of treatment. In a new issue brief, three FORE grantees describe how their organizations are assessing the impact of Medicaid expansion and pandemic-era policy changes on OUD treatment. Their work is helping to identify opportunities to better meet the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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Informational Webinar: Engaging and Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

August 11, 2021

This RFP will provide grants support for project which can develop, adapt, explore, and/or evaluate promising evidence-based models of family- and community-based prevention for opioid use disorder and overdose, particularly for children and families at highest risk. Due to high interest in this opportunity, we held this informational session to discuss the RFP and answer your questions.

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Recovery

Webinar: Findings from In-Depth Discussions with Peer Recovery Coaches

July 14, 2021

Join Tom Coderre of SAMHSA; Cortney Lovell; John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP; and Aubri Kaufman, MA, LAC, NCC, as they present and react to initial findings from a FORE-commissioned qualitative study that engaged 47 peer recovery coaches across the nation in discussions about their training, work experiences, successes, and challenges, and provide some recommendations for the recovery field.