2020 Overview — 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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Since 1986, Gloria Baciewicz has specialized in the treatment of addiction. In her current role as medical director of Strong Recovery in the University of Rochester’s Department of Psychiatry, she works in education, administration, and clinical care. She is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and board certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Baciewicz is a co-principal investigator for the University of Rochester’s Recovery Center of Excellence.
Michele Lawrence, MBA, MPH, is Co-Principal Investigator for the University of Rochester’s Recovery Center of Excellence and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Community and Preventive Medicine. She has worked closely with rural Appalachian communities for over 18 years, creating financially viable hospitals, primary care, and behavioral health programs that partner with each other to improve the health of these communities and all of their residents.