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Transforming Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Last spring, when community health centers across the country started limiting in-person care in response to COVID-19, it was hard to predict what would happen to innovative, client-centered behavioral health and substance use disorder programs that centers have spent years developing. What care could be moved virtually? How would the most vulnerable patientsโ€”struggling with substance abuse, living without housing or consistent phonesโ€”retain access? And how would the health center workforce maintain the collaborative, team-based care that has become synonymous with positive patient outcomes and resilient health centers?

Among a cohort of 10 health centers selected by the CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to apply community-based solutions to the national opioid crisis, the answers to these questions tell a tale of transformation through creativity, steadiness, perseverance, and the belief that if you meet patients and providers where they are, healing happens. Read blog to learn more.