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.

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.

Recovery

Exploring Peer Recovery Coaches

July 13, 2021

As people with lived experience of addiction and recovery, peer recovery coaches (PRCs) are often the lynchpin to engaging people in opioid use disorder treatment and helping them rebuild their lives. FORE is engaged in efforts to explore the unique challenges and experiences of PRCs across the United States so that a strong, effective workforce is developed. Hearing directly from PRCs about the supports and training they need to reach their highest potential and have a positive impact on people in treatment and recovery should be a critical component of developing policies to expand this workforce.

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Informational Webinar: Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021

June 9, 2021

The Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021 will provide grant support for innovative projects which can explore and/or evaluate new “outside-the-box” ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields, and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to solve some of the crisis’ most intractable problems. Due to high interest in this opportunity, we held this informational session to discuss the Challenge and answer your questions.

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Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Integrating Obstetrical and Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum People in Prisons

May 25, 2021

While pregnancy and the postpartum period are key opportunities to engage people in addiction treatment, many prisons do not leverage them. Read about a pilot effort, supported by FORE, that is bringing integrated prenatal care and substance use disorder treatment to women in a North Carolina prison.

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