Our speakers are Valerie Harder, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Co-Director of CORA’s Surveillance and Evaluation Core at the University of Vermont, and Julia Shaw, MPH, Manager of the Surveillance and Evaluation Core at UVM CORA. This presentation will explore data from UVM CORA’s Baseline Needs Assessments in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, sharing insights gathered from practitioners and stakeholders about their concerns about opioid use and their perceived barriers to and beliefs about opioid use disorder treatment. Learn what others in the field are saying!
- Describe which substances are of highest concern to practitioners and stakeholders in rural northern New England
- Identify the top barriers to opioid use disorder treatment in rural northern New England
- Discuss differences between rural practitioner and stakeholder beliefs about medications for opioid use disorder
- Describe rural first responders’ beliefs about medications for opioid use disorder