People suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) currently do not have equal access and opportunities to receive evidence-based treatment. IT MATTTRsTM helps change this by increasing capacity of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, so that patients that need treatment for OUD can access care in local primary care clinics.
IT MATTTRsTM grew out of the work from the High Plains Research Network (HPRN) and the Colorado Research Network (CaReNet), both of which are practice-based research networks within the State Network of Colorado Ambulatory Practices & Partners (SNOCAP).
The work of the HPRN is guided and informed by the HPRN Community Advisory Council (C.A.C.), which includes a diverse group of local residents to help the research team conduct work that is relevant to the community of practices and people living in eastern Colorado.
Rural eastern Colorado experienced a 300% increase in the rate of deaths due to drug overdose in the last decade, the majority of these related to opioids. While opioid use disorder (OUD) can be effectively treated with medication assisted treatment (MAT), only 10-15% of people in need of treatment receive it. Inspired by calls for help from local primary care practices and community members, IT MATTTRsTM was developed to increase access to MAT for OUD in local primary care practices.The High Plains Research Network received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to implement a multi-component program in 24 rural counties in Colorado.
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Janet Hill, Otis, Colorado
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Paul Dineen, Fort Morgan, Colorado
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