Resources

Community Engagement

Download APPEAL: Addressing Opioid Use and Abuse Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders in PDF format.

APPEAL: Addressing Opioid Use and Abuse Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) developed this needs assessment report as a first step toward gaining critical basic knowledge about opioid use among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to inform future research and treatment services.

MATAccessPoints.org (.pdf)

Download APPEAL: The Pain of Opioids: A Hidden Problem in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Communities in PDF format.

APPEAL: The Pain of Opioids: A Hidden Problem in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Communities

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) developed this strategic plan to contribute to a growing dialogue within Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, and eventually with policymakers, to create lasting change to address opioid use prevention and treatment.

MATAccessPoints.org (.pdf)

Download Best Practices for Convening an Advisory Board in PDF format.

Best Practices for Convening an Advisory Board

Center for Health Care Strategies document with best practices and key considerations for health care systems wanting to convene and maintain a consumer advisory board to better support community needs and address underlying contributors to poor health.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

Download Building Effective Health System-Community Partnerships: Lessons from the Field in PDF format.

Building Effective Health System-Community Partnerships: Lessons from the Field

Considerations for health care organizations and government entities to build effective partnerships with the individuals and communities they serve to better address their health and social needs.

MATAccessPoints.org (.pdf)

Read Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Substance Use on SAMHSA.gov.

Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Substance Use

This guide reviews interventions on treating substance misuse and disorders in youth with serious emotional disturbances, distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of the ways these recommendations can be implemented.

SAMHSA.gov

COVID-19

Read Collision of the COVID-19 and Addiction Epidemics on ACPJournals.org.

Collision of the COVID-19 and Addiction Epidemics

American College of Physicians document describing challenges faced by people with substance use disorders during the COVID-19 epidemic.

ACPJournals.org

Harm Reduction

Read Changing Course in the Overdose Crisis: Moving From Punishment to Harm Reduction and Health on Vera.org.

Changing Course in the Overdose Crisis: Moving From Punishment to Harm Reduction and Health

Center for Health Care Strategies document with best practices and key considerations for health care systems wanting to convene and maintain a consumer advisory board to better support community needs and address underlying contributors to poor health.

Vera.org

Download Low-Threshold Buprenorphine via Community Partnerships and Telemedicine in PDF format.

Low-Threshold Buprenorphine via Community Partnerships and Telemedicine

Case studies of low-barrier buprenorphine services through syringe services programs and harm reduction organizations in Oregon.

MATAccessPoints.org (.pdf)

Physical Examination

Download Review of Opioid Use during the Initial Preventive Physical Examination and Annual Wellness Visit in PDF format.

Review of Opioid Use during the Initial Preventive Physical Examination and Annual Wellness Visit

Medicare Learning Network review of opioid use during the intial preventive physical examiniation and annual wellness visit as an important routine aspect of the patient’s medical history.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

SAMHSA Requirements

SAMHSA 42 CFR Fact Sheet

SAMHSA document with updates on the 42 CFR Part 2 regulations as related to patient records created by federally assisted programs for the treatment of substance use disorders.

SAMHSA.gov

Stigma Reduction

Stigma and the Toll of Addiction

New England Journal of Medicine document on how stigma against people who use drugs impedes access to treatment and care delivery, while also contributing to the disorder on the individual level.

NEJM.org

Stigma Reduction to Combat the Addiction Crisis

New England Journal of Medicine document outlines the need to establish an evidence base regarding ways of combating the public stigma surrounding addiction and provides principles that can guide stigma-reduction campaigns.

NEJM.org

Telehealth

Download Video Conferencing Matrix in PDF format.

Video Conferencing Matrix

Prime Health video conferencing technology decision matrix for providers, practices and organizations ready to begin conducting telehealth visits.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

Treatment

Read Advisory: SUD Treatment for People with Co-occurring Disorders on SAMHSA.gov.

Advisory: SUD Treatment for People with Co-occurring Disorders

This advisory highlights strategies for counselors and administrators to properly screen, assess, diagnose, and manage the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance and mental disorders.

SAMHSA.gov

California Substance Use Line

This help line provides fast, reliable, patient-tailored guidance and resources that can facilitate substance use prevention and treatment efforts. It is staffed by experienced physicians and pharmacists who can answer confidential questions about substance use evaluation and management, including medications to treat opioid use disorder.

nccc.ucsf.edu

Read Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants on SAMHSA.gov.

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

SAMHSA guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants; helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation and informs individualized treatment decisions.

SAMHSA.gov

Download Clinical Interpretation of Urine Drug Tests in PDF format.

Clinical Interpretation of Urine Drug Tests

Mayo Clinic document on what clinicians need to know about urine drug screens.

MayoClinicProceedings.org (.pdf)

Download MAT Quality Planning Tool in PDF format.

MAT Quality Planning Tool

Center for Excellence tool for MAT programs to review and assess their progress related to the development and implementation of recommended best practices.

NHCenterForExcellence.org (.pdf)

Medication-Assisted Treatment for OUD Playbook

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality guide for implementing MAT in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.

IntegrationAcademy.AHRQ.gov

Medications for Addiction Treatment Toolkit

The National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs guide with best practice care in a primary care clinic for program administraors and clinical care teams who want to establish effective medications for addiction treatment prorams for opioid use disorders.

NationalComplex.care

Download Opioid Treatment Programs: Enrolling in Medicare in PDF format.

Opioid Treatment Programs: Enrolling in Medicare

Medicare Learning Network presentation on policies for implementing the new Medicare Part B benefit for OTPs and enrolling in Medicare.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

OTP Code Descriptors and 2020 Payment Amounts

Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. guide.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

Download Physician Fee Schedule 2020 in PDF format.

Physician Fee Schedule 2020

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized CY 2020 proposed revisions related to the physicans fee schedule.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

Download Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in PDF format.

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

This resource guide reviews ways that telehealth modalities can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders among adults, distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of how these recommendations can be implemented.

SAMHSA.gov (.pdf)

Read Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Substance Use on SAMHSA.gov.

Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Substance Use

This guide reviews interventions on treating substance misuse and disorders in youth with serious emotional disturbances, distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of the ways these recommendations can be implemented.

SAMHSA.gov

Download Treatment for Individuals Who Use Stimulants Guide in PDF format.

Treatment for Individuals Who Use Stimulants Guide

A possible protocol for treatment providers using empirically supported behavioral treatments for people with stimulant use disorder.

MATAccessPoints.org (.pdf)

Download Treatment for Individuals Who Use Stimulants Patient Workbook in PDF format.

Treatment for Individuals Who Use Stimulants Patient Workbook

Workbook and worksheets for patients / individuals who have entered treatment for stimulant use disorder, to be used in conjunction with the Treatment for Individuals Who Use Stimulants Guide.

MATAccessPoints.org (.pdf)

Read Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders on SAMHSA.gov.

Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders

SAMHSA guide supports health care providers, systems and communities seeking to treat stimulant use disorders, with research findings, best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

SAMHSA.gov

Download XR-Naltrexone: A Step-by-Step Guide in PDF format.

XR-Naltrexone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Providers’ Clinical Support System guide and clinical resources for administering Naltrexone.

SHFCenter.org (.pdf)

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