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.

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.

General

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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Education

Webinar: Integrating MOUD into Primary Care: Medicaid Strategies for Improving Treatment Engagement and Outcomes and Reducing Disparities

April 28, 2021

Join Peter Treitler, MSW and Jim Lloyd, JD, MPP of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University as they present on the background of the opioid crisis in New Jersey, the state’s array of policy responses enacted to address it, and some preliminary Medicaid data and analyses from the Center for Health Services Research. With commentary from Steven Tunney, RN, MSN; Ashley Harrell, LCSW; and Douglas Olson, MD.

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Issue Brief

Issue Brief: Promoting Equity in Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Supports: A Focus on Black Communities

April 9, 2021

Read how three FORE grantees are working to identify gaps in opioid use disorder treatment and care for Black Americans and promising approaches to close them.

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Mother-Child Dyad

Webinar: Supporting the Care of Mother-Child Dyad in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

March 16, 2021

Join Hendrée E. Jones, PhD; Evette Horton, PhD; Elisabeth Johnson, FNP, PhD, and; Essence Hairston, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS of UNC Horizons, as they introduce the mother-child dyad in the context of OUD treatment and ways to promote healthy maternal child attachment. With commentary from Leslie R. Walker-Harding, MD and Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG, DFASAM.

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