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Mosaic Fast Track

By Addiction Policy Forum on September 25, 2018

Mosaic Fast Track initiation and referral is an integral component of the Mosaic Group’s comprehensive system of care coordination. When a patient screens positive for opioid use disorder or is brought to the Emergency Department with a suspected opioid overdose, a nurse indicates this in their electronic health record which triggers notification to a trained peer recovery coach.

For patients that are interested in initiating treatment, the peer recovery coach supports them through buprenorphine induction right in the Emergency Department. The Mosaic Group has worked with eleven hospital systems in Baltimore to develop induction dosage protocols and to operationalize a network of over twenty-five Fast Track buprenorphine providers for same- or next-day referrals to ongoing care.
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Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off

By Addiction Policy Forum on September 6, 2018

 

Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off requires all county offices that provide drug and alcohol programs to establish protocols for seamless transitions for patients leaving the emergency department and entering substance use disorder treatment in their communities. The goal is to increase the number of Pennsylvanians who are in recovery.
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Addiction Policy Forum Releases Hospital Toolkit to Support Health Systems and Patients

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 16, 2018

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                   Contact:     
May 16, 2018                                                                                                                             Casey Elliott                                                                                                                                                          (312) 860- 5353                                                                                                                                    celliott@addictionpolicy.org 
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Kenton County Detention Center SAP (Substance Abuse Program)

By Addiction Policy Forum on March 15, 2018

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Vermont Hub-And-Spoke Model

By Addiction Policy Forum on March 22, 2017

 


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2017 Pillar of Excellence Award Recipients - Chris Hickey, Safe Station Program

By Addiction Policy Forum on March 7, 2017

Chris Hickey, Safe Station Program
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