Peer Support for Youth

Addressing substance use disorder (SUD) and the trauma that often precedes it in youth is a priority for treatment providers, parents, caregivers, and community leaders. Many leaders have found that youth have a special ability and role to play in helping their peers. In this collection, CLOUD provides resources that focus on youth providing peer support to other youth and young adults.

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnant and Parenting Women: Policy Resources

This collection features policy reports and recommendations for policymakers and community leaders who may be developing programs to serve pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder (SUD). This collection includes: A report on findings from a 12-state learning collaborative on improving treatment of opioid use disorder among pregnant and parenting women and infants exposed to opioids A guide to creating a coordinated, multi-system approach to treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder and their infants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration A 2-page guide for policymakers on evidence based treatment for opioid use disorder during pregnancy from the National Institute on Drug Abuse A study looking at the relationship between policies that criminalized substance use in pregnancy and rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and found that such policies may have the unintended effect of increasing the incidence of NAS A 2019 report to the Minnesota legislature that evaluates a pilot initiative to provide integrated care for high-risk pregnancies including American Indians at risk for opioid use during pregnancy And 2 reports from the National Academy for State Health Policy: A report on state Medicaid strategies to promote early identification and treatment of pregnant women with…
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Payers & Providers

Opioid Use Disorder: Barriers to Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Access to Treatment Medications

Source: United States Government Accountability Office

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has prioritized expanding access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) as an evidence-based treatment. Because many individuals with OUD are Medicaid beneficiaries, this U.S. Governmental Accountability Office report looked at state Medicaid policies and state and federal laws that might act as a barrier to Medicaid patients accessing MAT.

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Report to the President and Congress: Section 1018 Action Plan for Technical Assistance and Support for Innovative State Strategies to Provide Housing-related Supports to Individuals with Substance Use Disorder Under Medicaid

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This 2019 report to the President and Congress describes how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to assist states in providing housing-related supports to individuals with substance use disorders in Medicaid as instructed by the 2018 SUPPORT Act. The report describes forthcoming initiatives from

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Medicaid’s Role in Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the US

Source: Milbank Memorial Fund

This 5-page overview examines the role Medicaid plays in improving access and quality of substance use disorder treatment (SUD). The report describes 3 roles Medicaid plays in the SUD treatment field: payer and contractor; collaborator, evaluator, and educator; and regulator, monitor and enforcer.

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Providing Youth and Young Adult Peer Support Through Medicaid

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This2016 report explores options for providing youth and young adult peer support through Medicaid from the Center for Health Care Strategy and Youth MOVE National.

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