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Session Four The Substance Use Disorder Workforce in Rural Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

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The Greater Southern California Node (GSCN) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN), UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), HHS Region 9.

Session 4: Wednesday, February 15, 2023; 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT


The dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths across the nation, particularly in rural areas, highlights the need for rapid expansion of access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The GSCN of the NIDA CTN presents a 
four-part series featuring rural clinicians and clinical researchers who will share practical knowledge and skills for improving care for patients with OUD in rural settings. 


Session four will discuss strategies and tools for ensuring clinic readiness and best practices for offering MOUD. Presenters will discuss a systems approach to preparing clinical staff and community partners for using medication, including how to identify specialty care if needed for rural patients with OUD.



1. Participants will be able to recognize two (2) workforce challenges in providing MOUD care in rural settings

2. Participants will be able to explain two (2) workforce roles on MOUD treatment teams, and discuss the critical role of Champions

3. Participants will review two(2) possible workflows, and explain the training and certifications required for specific team members to implement MOUD


Starts: Feb. 15, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 15, 2023 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
February 15, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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