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Transitions of Care

As substance-use disorders increase across the nation, helping patients progress safely through recovery after a medical procedure is critical. With our transitions of care initiative, we strive to educate providers on the importance of screening for substance-use disorders, communicating with patients and caregivers, and providing appropriate referrals to treatment or educational interventions.

What we are doing:

Developing and sharing acute care provider education to promote the importance of substance-use screening with a specific focus on polysubstance use (opioids, benzodiazepines, alcohol). We will develop provider-facing tools to support the implementation of substance use screening.

Assessing provider stigma associated with substance-use disorders among healthcare providers. We will implement a baseline assessment of stigma prevalence among healthcare provider partners and collaborators.

Advancing provider-facing referral to treatment and educational intervention resources to include local treatment option tools/resources for coordination of care with community resources and substance-use disorder (SUD) treatment providers. We will collaborate with existing partners and experts to compile and/or develop tools to support improved utilization of existing SUD treatment resources and effective patient education strategies.