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Data and Policy to Drive Access to Evidence-Based Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
It is estimated that over 76,975 Americans died because of an opioid overdose in 2021. Furthermore, an estimated 2.7 million people aged 12 and older currently suffer from an opioid use disorder (OUD). Medications for OUD (MOUD) has been shown to reduce fatal overdoses and opioid use and allow recovery and restoration of healthy function. While effective treatments for OUD are available, at a national level, however, there remains barriers to accessing evidence-based treatment, as only 11.2% of all people aged 12 or older with a past year OUD received MOUD in 2020.

FORE’s first grantmaking program started in 2020 focused on promoting access to OUD treatment across the United States, with a particular focus on urban, rural, minority, tribal, and low-income communities that lack resources to meet patients and families’ needs. A number of these projects have completed the important work of generating current data on gaps in services and disparities, as well as identifying what’s most effective in reducing barriers to treatment, producing new information that can inform policymakers, payers, and providers.

Please join us on Thursday, June 23rd at 3pm EST as we welcome…

• Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS, Associate Professor and Chief of the Section of Administration in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University
• Lisa Clemens-Cope, PhD, Senior Research Fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute
• Peter Treitler, MSW, Research Specialist in the Center for Health Services Research at the Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
• Bradley Stein, MD, PhD, Director of the Opioid Policies, Tools, and Information Center (OPTIC) at the RAND Corporation

… as they present and react to findings from their FORE-funded projects and provide some recommendations for the field.

The webinar will run until 4:30pm to allow for an extended discussion and Q&A session.

Jun 23, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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