Creating Solutions: Recovery in the Opioid Crisis
Our first webinar, “Creating Solutions: Recovery in the Opioid Crisis,” focuses on evidence-based practices (EBPs) that can help communities combat substance use disorder, particularly synthetic opioid use. It gives an overview of the EBPs we plan to highlight in 2020:
- Targeted Naloxone Distribution
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Behavioral Health Assessment Officers
- Initiating Buprenorphine-based MAT in Emergency Departments
Over the next three years, we will be sharing stories from rural Appalachian communities that have implemented these programs. We will be posting research and toolkits to support communities in their efforts. We look forward to connecting with you to understand your community’s needs and better support you.
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As the assistant vice president of business development and assistant professor of community and preventive medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center, Michele Lawrence works closely with rural community hospitals and their medical staff to create financially viable health care delivery systems that improve access to care for these communities.