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MONDAY, APR 25, 2022

CDC Publishes Technical Package on Increasing Access to OUD Treatment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new technical package for increasing access to opioid-use disorder (OUD) treatment, “Linking People with Opioid Use Disorder to Medication Treatment: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices.” The technical package, intended for medical professionals, policymakers, and local leaders, provides a step-by-step process for initiating OUD treatment. Seven opportunities are presented to effectively link people to OUD care from touchpoints such as primary care settings, emergency departments, inpatient hospitalization, syringe service programs, and prenatal and postpartum care. Further, the technical package includes best practices for different populations, including recently incarcerated persons, adolescents, people living with past trauma, and more.