What’s New

What’s New

AHRQ’s latest efforts to help end the opioid epidemic

AHRQ’s latest news on its efforts to help end the opioid epidemic in the United States are collected below.

 

AHRQ Works—Building Bridges From Research to Practice

Special Emphasis Notice

AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis

The purpose of this notice is to inform the research community that AHRQ is interested in receiving health services research grant applications to advance our Nation's understanding of the opioids crisis and provide solutions for addressing it. 

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New Web Based Toolkit

This online toolkit developed by an AHRQ grantee offers primary care practices a structured systems-based approach for managing their patients on chronic opioid therapy.

Report

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan, Volumes 1 & 2 (Volume 1 PDF, Volume 2 PDF)

These volumes explore the unique factors associated with implementing MAT in rural primary care settings and the availability of tools needed to implement MAT. Volume 1 identifies significant challenges and barriers that may limit access to MAT services in rural primary care settings, including those related to workforce, stigma, logistics, financing, and policy. The report also highlights essential characteristics of effective MAT practices and identifies models of care that may help overcome challenges to implementing MAT in rural primary care settings. Volume 2 includes nearly 250 tools and resources available to providers, patients, and communities to help implement MAT in rural primary care settings. Tools are categorized by topic and address the full spectrum of needs for patients with or at risk for opioid use disorder, including prevention, training and education, treatment, and overdose

 
Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created September 2018
Internet Citation: What’s New. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/opioids/whats-new.html