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In Focus: Conducting a Comprehensive Process Analysis

In Focus: Conducting a Comprehensive Process Analysis

This brief from the Stepping Up partners presents counties with steps for examining how people who have serious mental illnesses move through a county’s criminal justice and behavioral health systems, it is one of a series of companion products designed to provide counties with further guidance on how to apply the Stepping Up framework “Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask.”

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives

This report examines the evidence base for medications to treat opioid addictions and to identify barriers that prevent people from accessing safe, effective, medication-based treatment.

Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities

Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities

This fact sheet describes challenges rural communities can face in providing access to evidence-based treatment, and strategies used by federal and state agencies to enhance treatment capacity, including how one rural community in Scott County, Indiana responded to the opioid epidemic by addressing the specific needs of its residents.