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
- Opioids (PDF, 430 KB)
Special Emphasis Notice
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.
AHRQ Views Blog Posts
- Developing a Health Services Research Agenda To Combat the Opioid Crisis.
- Shifting Focus: Non-Opioid Strategies for Chronic Pain.
- Digging Into County-Level Hospital Statistics To Understand the Impact of Opioids.
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.
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
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