Indian Health Service (IHS) Opioids and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing the Opioid Crisis during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Link

https://www.ihs.gov/opioids/covid19/

Sponsoring Organization

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Description

Outlines the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the opioid crisis in Native American and Alaskan Native families and communities across the U.S. Provides information, federal resources, programs, and services to address opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) for Native American and Alaskan Native populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Focuses on key issues and challenges, including treatment options for OUD; telehealth and remote services; prescribing requirements for buprenorphine; provider training and support; and the prevention of coronavirus transmission in high-risk environments.

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Topics

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • COVID-19 Response • Opioids • Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment