Updated Environmental Scan of Tools for Medication-Assisted Treatment

Date: 
08/10/2019

The AHRQ Academy has released an updated version of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Environmental Scan, Volume 2: Tools and Resources (PDF - 1.31 MB). This document includes more than 350 tools and resources available to providers, patients, and communities to help implement MAT in rural primary care and other ambulatory care settings.

The tools are categorized by topic and address the full spectrum of needs for patients with or at risk for OUD, including:

  • OUD awareness and education.
  • Prevention of OUD.
  • Training and education about MAT.
  • Implementation of MAT in ambulatory care.
  • Overdose.

The tools and resources document accompanies MAT for OUD Environmental Scan, Volume 1 (PDF - 590 MB), a report that describes significant challenges and barriers that may limit access to MAT services in rural primary care settings. These challenges include those related to workforce, stigma, logistics, financing, and policy.