This linked report details the work of integrating service for opioid use disorder treatment and infectious disease prevention and treatment. The report highlights programs that have successfully integrated treatment and provides recommendations for overcoming common barriers to service integration. Barriers to integrated treatment discussed in the report include prior authorization policies, Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) waiver requirements, lack of data integration and sharing, inadequate workforce and training, stigma, payment and financing limitations, limits on harm reduction services, and the disconnect between the health and criminal justice settings.
Funding Source: National Academy of Sciences – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic
A link to the National Academy of Sciences report on integrating service for opioid use disorder treatment and infectious disease prevention and treatment