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Chicago Street Outreach & Linkage to OUD Care During a Pandemic

Chicago Street Outreach & Linkage to OUD Care During a Pandemic

A case example of collaboration and innovation to reach vulnerable populations with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) during COVID-19.

Recorded May 18th, 2020

Presented By: Elizabeth Salisbury, MD, MPH; Sarah Messmer, MD; Nicole Gastala, MD; Stephan Koruba, NP

During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals who use opioids may be at high risk for withdrawal and/or overdose because of lack of income, disrupted drug markets, limited access to harm reduction services, and even more limited access to treatment services. This webinar will review the changes in regulation around buprenorphine initiation during this national emergency, the loosening of telehealth requirements, and provide a case example of how one street outreach team has partnered with a community-based clinic to allow individuals who are experiencing homelessness to receive access to buprenorphine treatment during the national emergency.



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