2 Works

Rural Appalachia Battling the Intersection of Two Crises

Margaret Miller, Rebekah Rollston, Kate E. Beatty & Michael Meit
During the COVID-19 pandemic, rural Appalachia is at great risk of unforeseen side effects including increased mortality from substance use disorders (SUDs). People living with SUDs are at increased risk for both exposure to and poor outcomes from COVID infection. The economic impacts of COVID-19 must also be considered. As rural Appalachia combats the substance use crisis amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the geographic economic, health and social inequities within our region must be considered. As...

Improving Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in High-Need Areas

Michael Topmiller, Jennifer Rankin, Jessica L. McCann, Jene Grandmont, David Grolling, Mark Carrozza, Hank Hoang, Josh Bolton & Alek Sripipatana
Introduction: Despite the opioid epidemic adversely affecting areas across the U.S. for more than two decades and increasing evidence that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), access to treatment is still limited. The limited access to treatment holds true in the Appalachia region despite being disproportionately affected by the crisis, particularly in rural, central Appalachia. Purpose: This research identifies opportunities for health centers located in high-need areas based on...

Registration Year

  • 2020
    2

Resource Types

  • Audiovisual
    1
  • Text
    1

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    2
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
    1
  • Harvard Medical School
    1
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
    1
  • East Tennessee State University
    1