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This is an academic paper that provides an evaluation of a harm reduction-oriented, low threshold model to deliver buprenorphine in federally qualified health center in Philadelphia that primarily cares for the underserved. There is also the feature of group-based visits and a person-centered…

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This report from SAMHSA has practice and policy considerations for collaborating child welfare, medical, and service providers in the context of pregnant women with opioid use disorders.

The document is intended to support the efforts of states, tribes, and local communities in…

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This is a report from the Network for Public Health Law and the Drug Policy Alliance that identifies barriers to accessing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and provides potential solutions to improve MOUD uptake in eight sectors: healthcare system, criminal justice, family law, housing…

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This report from the Comer Family Foundation provides the rationale for using syringe service programs (SEPs) in addressing the opioid crisis.

It includes a guidebook that introduces community members to the basics of SEPs, identifies the need for them in certain at-risk communities, and…

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This is a report from Shatterproof that discusses opioid use disorder (OUD) stigma and how it has exacerbated the opioid crisis. Types of stigma are highlighted as well as factors from other successful stigma campaigns (e.g. HIV, mental health). Evidence-informed interventions are presented with…

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This is a policy brief from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) that gives an overview of the scope of the opioid crisis, discusses treatment options, and gives a summary of federal and state-level initiatives responding to this public health emergency. There is a special emphasis on…

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This is an academic paper that examines a novel approach to initiating buprenorphine in the emergency department, using a social work team to drive care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and coordinate buprenorphine continuation referrals to existing community resources.

The…

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This is an academic paper that evaluated a pilot called the Youth Opioid Recovery Support (YORS) program, which is a multi-component intervention, including home delivery of medication and family involvement, designed to improve engagement and adherence to extended-release naltrexone for young…

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This academic paper gives an overview of a telemedicine protocol to facilitate timely access to substance use disorder evaluations in an effort to improve post-overdose care in the emergency department. As a pilot program, experiences with the first 20 participants are discussed. 

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This is a joint report by the National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties that is targeted to local leaders as well as state and federal officials, and which provides recommendations for solutions on the entire continuum of care.

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This is an academic paper that provides challenges for how primary care providers in rural areas will respond to the intersection of opioid use disorder and COVID-19, and recommendations are made to meet challenges presented by the coronavirus.

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Framing the opioid crisis from a public health perspective requires considering the interaction of multiple determinants, including structural factors (eg, poverty and racism), the inadequate management of pain, and poor access to addiction treatment and harm-reduction services (eg, syringe…

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This is an academic paper that provides a scoping review of opioid policy interventions that the federal and state governments as well as organizations have used to address the opioid crisis, some of which include prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), pain clinic laws, laws restricting…

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Safe injection sites (SISs) are a harm reduction strategy that is being explored and have been implemented in some jurisdictions in Canada. 

This report summarizes the literature assessing the impact and effectiveness of SISs as a harm reduction strategy. SISs are successful in engaging…

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This is an academic paper that describes lessons learned from the implementation of a system that initiates buprenorphine in the emergency department and provides a warm handoff to community providers for continuation of medication treatment. There is focus on information technology facilitators…

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This is an academic paper that gives an overview of all of the opioid overdose prevention programs targeting criminal justice-involved populations in the peer-reviewed literature. Themes are identified that can inform future programs and policies. 

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This is the abstract of an academic paper that identifies and describes all of the post-overdose responses across the United States. These interventions are delivered in various ways, such as through the emergency department, home visits, mobile outreach, and law enforcement diversion. 

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This is a peer-reviewed article on an observational intervention study of Project Lazarus, which is a community-based response to overdose deaths implemented in 74 of 100 North Carolina counties.

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This academic paper is a systematic review that describes the current state of the literature on community-based opioid overdose prevention programs (OOPPs), with particular focus on the effectiveness of these programs. 

The current evidence from nonrandomized studies suggests that…

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This review of studies concentrates on establishing the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions as established in Australia and identifying gaps in knowledge.

Harm reduction interventions reviewed include needle syringe programs, supervised injecting facilities, non-injecting…

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