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Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S.

Source: Office of Behavioral Health Equity - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report describes disparities in the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latino communities and the lack of access to services for these populations. The report describes strategies policymakers, community leaders and health care providers can adopt to address these disparities with links to further information.

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Changing the Narrative

Source: Health in Justice Action Lab - Northeastern University School of Law

Changing the Narrative works to reduce stigma in media representations of drug use and addiction. Created by the Health in Justice Action Lab at Northeastern University, the website provide evidence-based information to counter common myths about drug use and addiction

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Stop Overdose

Source: University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Instititute

This website from the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute is devoted to helping individuals and communities prevent and respond to opioid overdose in the state.

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Indian Health Services – Maternal Health

Source: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Indian Health Services maternal health page contains information on caring for American Indian/Alaska Native women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. It includes links to culturally-specific guides for treating substance use disorder in pregnancy and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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State Team-Based Care Strategies for Medicaid-Eligible Women

Source: National Association for State Health Policy

This 2 pager provides a brief overview of state strategies to implement team-based care for pregnant women eligible for Medicaid from the National Academy for State Health Policy. It also gives a brief overview of strategies adopted in Minnesota, Montana, and the District of Columbia with links for additional information.

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Get Waivered

Source: Massachusetts General Hospital

A link to the Get Waivered website which helps clinicians obtain Drug Enforcement Administration -X waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). They provide free waiver training as well as support for creating buprenorphine programs in emergency departments and strategies from the field of behavioral economics to help departments adopt new practices to treat OUD.

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Evidence Brief: Benefits and Harms of Long-term Opioid Dose Reduction or Discontinuation in Patients with Chronic Pain – Supplementary Materials

Source: Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The supplementary materials to support the systematic review of the evidence for long term outcomes of tapering opioid doses in patients on long term opioid therapy for chronic pain from the Veterans Affairs Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP). These materials include search strategies used in the systematic review, inclusion/exclusion criteria for studies reviewed, evidence tables, and quality assessment of studies included in the review.

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