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This month’s topic is “State-Funded Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder During Five Years of Missouri’s State Opioid Response Grants: What We’ve Seen (And How You Can See It Too!)” by Dr. Rachel Winograd and Dr. Zach Budesa.
Starting in 2017, the Missouri State Opioid Response (SOR) project has expanded access to integrated prevention, treatment, recovery support, and harm reduction services for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout the state. Within this program, the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Opioid STR/SOR grant partners developed and disseminated a “Medication First” treatment approach to OUD across state-funded substance use disorder treatment programs, designed to reduce barriers to accessing (and staying on) effective medications for OUD.
For participating SOR agencies and other stakeholders to review and compare OUD service outcomes between “Medication First” STR/SOR funded treatment and treatment funded through traditional sources, the University of Missouri, St. Louis-Missouri Institute of Mental Health (UMSL-MIMH), in close collaboration with DMH, created a Treatment Evaluation dashboard. The Treatment Evaluation Dashboard (https://opioidstr.mimh.edu/), is a publicly accessible web-based platform depicting enrollment and service data (e.g., demographics of those served, medication utilization, psychosocial services, treatment retention) from SOR-funded treatment providers across Missouri. This platform aims to highlight service outcomes at a statewide level and for individual organizations as they strive to provide equitable and effective OUD treatment and service delivery to those they serve. This presentation will focus on the data and metrics available on the Treatment Evaluation Dashboard and how the general public can see it, as well as highlighting overall treatment-related findings and insights from the first 5 years of SOR grant implementation.