This study evaluates the effectiveness of providing chemical dependence treatment among non-Medicaid adults who were served by the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
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Translating Local Innovation Into Statewide Policy: Lessons From a Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Prior Authorization Pilot in Camden, New Jersey
Source: Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers
In 2017 the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers began a pilot in partnership with local addiction treatment providers and UnitedHealthCare to see if removing prior authorization requirements for buprenorphine would reduce barriers to treatment and improve patient and system outcomes.
Monitoring and Changing Behavior: The Role of PMP Data in Kentucky Drug Courts
Source: Prescription Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis
A 2011 report about how Kentucky’s drug courts access and use data from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) from the PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.
Summaries of Research on Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Everyday, researchers publish the results of their important work surrounding many of the issues around addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery. Unfortunately, much of this research is published in proprietary journals that may be difficult for students, policymakers, patients and caregivers to access. The Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, regularly reviews this literature and publishes easy-to-read summaries of key research. This featured collection provides a link to the Recovery Research Institute’s webpage that hosts these summaries as well as links to several studies that may be of particular interest to CLOUD visitors.
Arizona Enhanced Opioid Data Surveillance
Arizona’s Department of Health Services adopted an enhanced opioid data surveillance program that requires first responders and health care providers to report suspected opioid overdoses, suspected opioid overdose deaths, naloxone distribution, and naloxone administration through an electronic reporting system. Providers are also required to report suspected cases of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (neonatal abstinence syndrome). In addition, the state provides blood testing from suspected opioid overdoses by the public health laboratory and has a real time opioid data online dashboard. Links the project website, copies of the executive order and regulations, frequently asked questions, and implementation guides are available below.
Arizona’s 50 State Review on Opioid Policy
The Arizona Department of Health Services prepared this 2017 review of opioid related policies in all 50 states to assist decision-makers in evaluating potential policy actions. The review includes appendices which address topics such as prescribing regulations and guidelines, data collection, state substance abuse task forces, and state emergency response declarations. The reports are available for download below.
The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This report details how the opioid crisis has affected the Hispanic/Latino population in the US. It includes data on opioid use in this community and a discussion of the socio-cultural factors associated with accessing services including facilitators and barriers to accessing appropriate prevention, treatment, and recovery services and supports.
Prevent Overdose RI
Source: Prevent Overdose Rhode Island
The website for Prevent Overdose Rhode Island serves as a centralized source for information about Rhode Island’s multifaceted response to the drug overdose crisis. The site includes the state action plan, information about prevention, overdose rescue efforts including naloxone, treatment services, and recovery support services.
Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program
Source: Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program
The website for the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) provides real-time data on suspected fatal and non-fatal overdose events to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize response to sudden increases or spikes in these events.
Law Enforcement-Social Services Collaborations: Evaluation Framework
Source: Wilder Research
This evaluation framework is designed to assess the impact of collaborations between law enforcement officers and first responders and social service agencies. The framework was developed through workshops and interviews with agencies who have developed collaborative crisis response programs.