News & Updates Webinar

Webinar: MOUD Treatment Within the Primary Care Safety Net During the COVID-19 Pandemic (5/7/2020)

May 01, 2020

Thank you to all those who have joined us in previous webinars in our ongoing series “FORE’s COVID-19 National Emergency Response: Maintaining Access to MOUD.”

In our previous webinars, we have focused on the pandemic impact on access to treatment, including federal and state emergency regulatory changes facilitating greater use of telemedicine, and how to best care for some of our most vulnerable patients during this extraordinary time. Many of the low barrier access points important for OUD treatment expansion have been disrupted or stressed during the COVID-19 emergency. Last week, our webinar focused on the current emergency department experience. This week, we will focus on the challenges and concerns facing primary care sites treating OUD, with a particular focus on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) within the primary care safety net during the pandemic.

Please join us on Thursday, May 7th at 3pm EST as we welcome…

  • Shuchin Shukla, MD, MPH, Faculty Physician and Opioid Crisis Educator, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
  • Vaty Poitevien, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Housing Works
  • Sue Lin, PhD, MS, Director, Quality Division, Office of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

… as they lead a discussion on the challenges and concerns that Community Health Centers are facing while tackling both the opioid and COVID-19 public health emergencies. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.

We continue to 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.