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.

FORE Publications

Issue Brief: Expanding Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Emergency Departments

July 20, 2022

Emergency departments are often considered the “front door” of treatment for opioid use disorder because their staff are among the first clinicians people recovering from an overdose see. This issue brief describes how three FORE grantees, the National Emergency Medicine Consortium, are working collaboratively to educate clinicians about the benefits of initiating medications for opioid use disorder in the emergency department and guiding patients to community providers who can provide ongoing care.

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FORE Webinars

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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FORE Grantee Products

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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FORE Publications

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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FORE Publications

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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FORE Grantee Products

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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