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Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities: Thoughtful strategies can improve access to high-quality care

Publication Date: Mar 07, 2019

The Mountain Plains ATTC’s passion, enhancing SUD treatment and recovery services for individuals and family members, especially those residing in rural and remote areas, is the foundation of our work. Published by the Pew Charitable Trust in February 2019, The Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities: Thoughtful strategies can improve access to high-quality care fact sheet describes some of the challenges rural communities face in providing access to evidence-based treatment and strategies used by federal and state agencies to enhance treatment capacity, including how one rural community responded to the opioid epidemic by addressing the specific needs of its residents. The information and programs described are not an exhaustive list but are intended to be illustrative and helpful to Mountain Plains ATTC providers.

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