Policymakers & Community Leaders

Tracking PDMP Enhancement: The Best Practice Checklist

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

In 2012, experts created a checklist of best practices for prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as a way of improving the capability of PDMPs to produce data that is more accurate and useful.

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Expanding the Use of Medications to Treat Individuals with Substance Use Disorders in Safety-Net Settings – Creating Change on the Ground: Opportunities and Lessons Learned from the Field

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

A 2014 report on the findings from a learning collaborative on how to implement medication assisted treatment in safety net settings including primary care, substance use treatment, and community mental health programs. Leaders from California, Maryland, and Ohio participated in the learning collaborative and this report shares their lessons learned.

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Getting Started with Medication-Assisted Treatment with Lessons from Advancing Recovery

Source: Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment

This 2010 report describes the experiences of grantees who participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State/Provider Partnerships for Quality Addiction Care program between 2005 and 2010. It describes lessons learned by grantees as they established medication assisted treatment programs in their organizations.

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Quality Planning Tool

Source: New Hampshire Health and Human Services Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

A companion document to New Hampshire’s guidance on creating community-based medication assisted treatment (MAT) services for opioid use disorder, this quality planning tool guides staff through the steps necessary to develop and implement an MAT program.

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MAT-Capable Recovery Residences: How State Policymakers Can Enhance and Expand Capacity to Adequately Support Medication Assisted Recovery

Source: National Alliance for Recovery Residences

The National Alliance for Recovery Residences published this guide to supporting the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) in recovery housing programs in 2019. Directed at state and local policy makers, the report describes the challenges of adding MAT to recovery residence programs and proposes strategies for expanding recovery housing overall and specifically housing programs that can support residents on MAT.

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State and Local Policy Levers for Increasing Treatment and Recovery Capacity to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Final Report

Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), US Department of Health and Human Services

This report provides financing strategies and workforce development strategies for state policy makers interested in expanding access to treatment for opioid use disorder, particularly medication assisted treatment.

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Oregon Pain Management Commission: Report to the Legislature

Source: Oregon Pain Management Commission

This 2017 report to the Oregon legislature reviews curricula used to teach health care providers about pain and pain management in Oregon and reviews the state efforts to address the opioid crisis and improve the treatment of pain in Oregon.

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