Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Reimagining patient-centered care in opioid treatment programs: Lessons from the Bronx during COVID-19

Joseph, G., Torres-Lockhart, K., Stein, M. R., Mund, P. A., Nahvi, S

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Peer Review Study, Summary Report/Recommendations

Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

Article outlines how an opioid treatment program in the Bronx, NY adjusted their clinical practice with COVID-19 and their recommendations for treatment programs going forward. Balancing Covid-19 safety and the need to safely administer medications for opioid use disorder, this program ultimately made changes that allowed for more patient-driven treatment plans that enable fewer in person clinic visits. The article advocates for patient-centered care that encourages people to safely self-manage medication, focusing on patient-centered measures in clinical decision-making, and making appropriate changes to payment/insurance models that allow for such patient-centered care.

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Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People With Substance Use Disorders

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