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 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.

FORE Publications

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.


FORE Publications

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.


FORE Webinars

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.


Supporting Recovery Services

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.

Supporting Recovery Services

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.