The Foundation for Opioid Response and New York Community Trust are providing $750,000 to Housing Works for a program that aims to improve high-risk populations’ retention and adherence to medications for opioid use disorder.
The Translational Research Training in Addictions for Racial/Ethnic Minorities program at the City College of New York and Columbia University Medical Center has received a $1.67 million grant from NIH to extend the program for five years.
Advocacy group Shatterproof says a pair of bills introduced in the House that would remove the separate waiver required for prescribing buprenorphine and set baseline requirements around preventing addiction and working with patients with OUD should be revisited in light of COVID-19.
Taking the reins from retiring National Association for Behavioral Healthcare president and CEO Mark Covall, new leader Shawn Coughlin is focused on managed care, outdated Medicare conditions of participation, workforce needs and more in 2020.
Last week's International Leadership Exchange in Washington energized leaders in the field to address the challenges of improving access to care and service accountability, and to undertake actions to engage all groups in the leadership of services.