Providing Opioid Use Disorder Services in Rural Maine
Friday, May 8 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Register
This webinar will review the work that Maine Behavioral Healthcare is doing through the REACH Grant in York and Knox Counties with individuals with OUD. REACH is a SAMHSA funded grant that funds street outreach to and engagement with individuals with opioid use disorder. We engage folks, support them to get into whatever level of service they need and work with them to try to help them stay in treatment. The work is done through a team of highly skilled professionals and we rely heavily on the Peer Navigators who work with our program.
The Presenters will talk about what they have learned about providing and accessing OUD services in these two rural counties, unique challenges that they have encountered and suggestions based on what has worked for them.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify five community resources and agencies as potential referral sources of people with OUD.
- Discuss three factors that contribute to the difficulty of getting into and staying in OUD treatment.
- Discuss the benefits of tele-health in serving rural communities.