News & Updates Webinar

Webinar: Lessons Learned in Community-Based Recovery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (9/15/2022)

August 30, 2022

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began, FORE began tracking disruptions in the care for people with opioid use disorder (OUD), as well as those in active recovery, and identifying steps that could be taken to maintain access to OUD treatment and services. Ensuring access to recovery services, which provide social connections and other supports to help people rebuild their lives, is also critical. The suspension of in-person meetings and other recovery services, as well as the economic hardships of the pandemic, have exacted tolls on those in active recovery from OUD and other substance use disorders.

To address this challenge, FORE issued a national request for proposals from organizations working to provide safe and meaningful recovery support services during the pandemic. The experiences and outcomes of these projects have helped to identify what’s been most effective in the treatment of and recovery from OUD and why, generating insights for community-based organizations, providers, policymakers, and payers.

Please join us on Thursday, September 15th at 3pm EST as we welcome…

  • Savak Millis, LPC-MHSP, Director of Programs
    Grantee: Renewal House
    Project: Telehealth Treatment and Recovery Project
  • Casey Carringer, MBA, Director of Clinical Engagement
    Grantee: Ballad Health
    Project: PEERhelp Warmline, Virtual Recovery Meetings, and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training
  • Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
    Grantee: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / IDEA Exchange
    Project: Rapid Implementation of Peer Navigator–Led Telemedicine for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Response to COVID-19
  • Jessica Cance, MPH, PhD, Senior Research Public Health Analyst
    Grantee: RTI International
    Project: Evaluation of FORE’s COVID-19 National Emergency Effort

… as they present and react to lessons learned from their FORE-funded ‘COVID-19 Response’ projects and provide some recommendations for the field. The webinar will run until 4:30pm to allow for an extended discussion and Q&A session following the presentation.

Register for the Webinar Here

We invite you to look at our Resources page for the most up-to-date information and guidance. You can view a recording of our previous webinars below. As always, please reach out with questions and/or resources that you believe would benefits others.