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Posted 9/1/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy recently announced $1.365M supporting three awards to improve behavioral health care services in rural counties served by the Northern Border Regional Commission. This three-year project will support education and training for health professionals in treatment and interventions for behavioral health disorders, including substance use disorder.
Posted 8/19/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
Addiction Policy Forum, in partnership with Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) and the National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts’ Response to Mental Illness, have released a new online course to help educate judges and court staff on the FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder and their effectiveness for people involved with the criminal justice system. The course is self-paced and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The course aims to prepare participants with the knowledge and information about what substance use disorder treatment involves, the differences between the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder, and how those medications work.
Posted 7/28/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
While as many as 47 state Medicaid programs were paying for some form of care via telehealth before the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, data show that services increased more than 20-fold between February and April 2020. Rates declined after April but still remained far above pre-pandemic level. This issue brief from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) examines how the use changed during the pandemic and identifies selected changes in telehealth policy related to Medicaid.
Posted 7/8/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
In the United States, drug overdose is a leading cause of death. In some areas, public health departments are providing heroin users with naloxone, a drug that counters the effects of heroin, to use when they have overdosed on heroin or are with someone who has overdosed. Naloxone can often reverse the negative effects of heroin on breathing and other body functions, thereby preventing death and disability
Posted 5/12/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
Drug overdose is a continuing epidemic that claimed the lives of over 67,000 Americans in 2018. Opioids, either alone or in combination with other substances, were responsible for approximately 70% of these deaths. Many of these lost lives and other opioid-related harms are preventable through the timely administration of the opioid reversal drug naloxone and, where appropriate, other follow-up care.
Posted 3/23/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
This webinar provided an overview of the statute and regulations of 42 CFR, Part 2, the federal regulations for confidentiality of substance use records. It provided a brief history of the statute and its original purpose, and the three major revisions to the regulations. It covered the changes to the statute that were made as part of the CARES Act last year and its impact on providers. It covered the issue of applicability of the regulations as they have evolved over the three major revisions.
Posted 3/10/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
This webinar provided the foundational information necessary to plan and implement effective anti-stigma strategies. We defined stigma and internalized stigma and their impact on vulnerable populations—drug policy, public perception, healthcare access. We then explored relevant resources, helpful tools, and connect with national organizations doing work in this space.
Posted 3/2/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
In light of the accelerating and rapidly evolving overdose crisis in the United States (US), new strategies are needed to address the epidemic and to efficiently engage and retain individuals in care for opioid use disorder (OUD). Moreover, there is an increasing need for novel approaches to using health data to identify gaps in the cascade of care for persons with OUD.
Posted 2/23/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The Maternal and Child Health Update includes findings from a survey of senior state and territory health officials regarding MCH policy topics. Questions are modified from year to year to address new and emerging issues, with the latest iteration focused on Governors’ MCH priorities, coverage and payment reforms, health equity, behavioral health, health workforce, and improving health outcomes. Multiple agencies from states and territories contributed to the survey, including MCH Directors, Medicaid Directors, and Governors’ offices. Because the survey was designed before the COVID-19 pandemic, NGA conducted a supplemental survey focused on COVID-19 related MCH considerations and released findings in August 2020.
Posted 2/3/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
This link will direct you to the Regional Telehealth Resource Centers homepage. The resource centers provide toolkits, checklists, training videos, webinars, reports and issue briefs, forums and other events focused on “expanding the reach of healthcare and sustainable telehealth programs in local, rural, and underserved communities for the most vulnerable populations and tailored for your region.