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Grants Look at COVID-19 Policies Upping Opioid Care Access, Equity

Nelson, H.

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Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.
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This article discusses the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) distribution of $1.3 million in grants to organizations studying the potential permanent adoption of COVID-19 care access measures to promote health equity in opioid use disorder treatment. The grants aim to investigate the impact of temporary policies, such as virtual care, on access to care and patient outcomes. The studies will explore how relaxed prescribing policies for buprenorphine, telehealth strategies, and other COVID-19 measures have affected patient access and outcomes, particularly among underserved populations. The research will inform evidence-based policies to sustain access to better care beyond the pandemic and address the ongoing opioid crisis.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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People With Substance Use Disorders

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