Reaching a growing number of people with both family planning needs and substance disorders requires an interdisciplinary approach. This program will pair you with a partner in your community to identify and address both needs using person-centered care.
Covid-19 has overextended many providers. At the same time, the heightened stress, loneliness, and anxiety faced by their patients exacerbates the ongoing opioid crisis. Addressing both challenges requires new tools and workflows.
To help, Altarum is offering free virtual cross training and ongoing technical assistance to equip providers with the skills to screen and refer their clients. This training will be scheduled at your convenience and will use fun, interactive activities, teach-backs, and role-playing to build on the knowledge and experience of participants, and enhance collaboration between the two organizations.
Because only about 50% of women and men with substance use disorders report using contraception and the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder more than quadrupled in the past few years, our goal is to increase substance use disorder screenings and referrals in family planning clinics and increase family planning screening and referrals within substance use disorder services.
The program is available to any Title X funded family planning provider and any behavioral health provider that provides services or treatment for substance use disorder nationwide. Program expectations include:
If you have any questions, please reach out to Lena Marceno, Project Manager, at email@example.com.