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Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scans

Purpose

Key Questions: How do I prevent opioid misuse in rural communities? What are some initiatives taking place in rural communities? What tools/templates can I use to help my primary care practice get started?

In recent years, the misuse of opioids, including prescription pain medications and heroin, has become a threat to the nation’s public health. Communities in rural areas are among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective way to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), but access to this treatment is often limited in rural communities.

The purpose of this environmental scan was to build on AHRQ's previous work related to OUD by further exploring the unique factors associated with implementing MAT in rural primary care settings and the availability of tools needed to implement MAT.

Contents

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan Volume 1

  • Acknowledgments
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Delivering MAT in Rural Primary Care Settings
  • Tools and Resources
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Comparison of medications for the treatment of OUD

 

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan Volume 2 Tools and Resources

  • Acknowledgments
  • Tools and Resources
  • Tools for the Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Tools for Training/Education About Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Tools for Implementation of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Office-Based Settings
  • Tools for Preventing or Responding to Opioid Overdose
Contact Person/Organization: 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2017
Videos: 

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: One Community’s Partnership