Building Capacity for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Example from a Large Urban Primary Care Practice
Release Date: 2/3/23
Expiration Date: 7/31/24
This virtual educational activity is jointly provided by the Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, quality professionals, risk managers, healthcare executives, and all healthcare professionals working with patients impacted by trauma and addiction.
Description: This session will review strategies to implement and expand Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in clinical practice. Using an example of a quality improvement initiative from a large urban academic primary care practice in Philadelphia, we will discuss existing barriers to MOUD and how to develop strategies to address these barriers. Possible interventions to build capacity for MOUD include provider training, addressing stigma and bias, as well as engaging key stakeholders.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants can expect to:
• Discuss barriers to implementing and expanding Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in clinical practice
• Review possible strategies to implement and expand MOUD in clinical practice
• Explain the importance of engaging stakeholders in expanding MOUD
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Erica Li, MD, graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2016. She completed family medicine residency and subsequently a research and faculty development fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. During fellowship, she also obtained her Masters degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety at Jefferson College of Population Health. She is currently practicing general family medicine in an academic family health team in Toronto, Canada. Her research and career interests include treatment of opioid use disorder, management of chronic diseases, healthcare quality and safety, improving healthcare disparities, and teaching learners.
This course is provided by Connecticut Hospital Association.