Information Resources for Teleservices and Technology
CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Leveraging Medicaid Technology to Address the Opioid Crisis
Offers states information and advice regarding strategies to combat the opioid crisis using technology, as well as potential funding opportunities for these efforts. Discusses implementing prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to track and facilitate the safe prescription of opioid medications and increasing data-driven approaches, interoperability, and telehealth services to improve care coordination among healthcare professionals.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
HUD EnVision Centers
Describes demonstration projects across the country within or near communities with a high concentration of public and low-income housing. EnVision Centers serve as a centralized hubs providing resources and tools to help individuals and families in HUD-assisted housing become more self-sufficient. Develops partnerships among a variety of public and private agencies and organizations at the federal, state, and local level to support residents in the four key areas of economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, character and leadership.
HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R)
Opioid Stewardship in the Indian Health Service (IHS)
Offers comprehensive information and resources on the use of prescription opioids, managing chronic pain, and opioid use disorder (OUD) for patients and providers, specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and Indian Health Service (IHS) providers. Includes online tools, technical assistance resources, guides, and training for patients and providers on topics such as opioid crisis data, opioid prevention, proper pain management, opioid prescribing/stewardship, culturally appropriate practices, maternal health, harm reduction, naloxone use, child health and wellness, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), tele-MAT, trauma-informed care, best practices, supportive services, wellness courts, and training opportunities. Resource is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB).
Indian Health Service (IHS)
SAMHSA Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives
Shares national guidelines for behavioral health crisis care best practice toolkit from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and a 2020 technical assistance paper series focused on crisis services. Offers information to support mental health authorities, agency administrators, service providers, and other state and local leaders in the design, development, implementation, and quality improvement of behavioral health crisis systems. Details components of crisis services and best practices, along with tools for implementing and evaluating care that aligns with national guidelines. Addresses key issues related to crisis services, including homelessness, technology advances, substance use, legal issues, financing crisis care, diverse populations, children and adolescents, rural and frontier areas, and the role of law enforcement.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
USDA Rural Utilities Service
Provides information on programs and funding to build or improve infrastructure in rural communities. Focuses on investments that encourage economic development and improve the the quality of life for rural residents. Examples of infrastructure include water and waste treatment, electric power, and telecommunications services.
USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
VA Rural Health Enterprise-Wide Initiatives
Describes the enterprise-wide initiatives currently supported by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health. Shares the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) national programs to provide healthcare services in VA hospitals and health systems to veterans residing in rural areas across the nation. Outlines programs to address primary care, specialty care, mental health, care coordination, workforce training and education, transportation, and more. Includes virtual training for providers on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery, as well as a pharmacy-based program to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for rural veterans with opioid use disorder.
VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)