This research report from the Urban Institute details the California Health Care Foundation’s pilot project to develop sustainable, integrated care models for patients with opioid use disorder in the primary care setting using medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The pilot project was implemented across 10 community health centers in California. Through their evaluation, the Urban Institute identified...

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Nearly 50,000 individuals died of opioid overdoses in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that opioid overdose deaths increased by nearly 45 percent between 2015 and 2017. As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise, policymakers across the country are working diligently to fund and implement solutions. This week, Congress sent a package...

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Between 1999 and 2016, opioid overdose deaths increased fivefold in the United States. As the country struggles to address this crisis, the complex care field offers a unique approach. Complex care goes beyond a single disease state and has applicability to public health crises, including the current opioid epidemic. It is imperative that the complex care field understands the implications of the opioid epidemic for individuals with complex health and social needs, as well as its potential solutions.

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This Office Hours session featured Eric Martin, Director of the MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals and trainer and supervisor of the 4th Dimension Youth Recovery Club and Peer Support Program, as well as Tony Vezina, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the 4th Dimension Youth Recovery Club and Peer Support Program. Addiction and substance use disorders...

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