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Practitioner and Stakeholder Perspectives on Opioid Use and Treatment Across Rural Northern New England

Target Audience: This activity is designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and Interprofessional healthcare providers.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Pharmacy CE CreditAAPA Category 1 CME, Social Work CE Credit, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit

Webinar Description: This presentation will explore data from the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction’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.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the substances 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.
Certificate Instructions
In order to receive maximum credit, learners must:

1. Complete the learning material located under Course Content
2: Start and complete the Survey in reference to this activity.
3: Start and complete the final course Evaluation to assess plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4: Following your completion of the evaluation, you must select and claim CE or your preferred certificate type on the next page. Once claimed, a download button will appear in your transcript. If you do not see the download button or can not access your certificate, return to the course evaluation, and claim your preferred credit/certificate.
Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 1H79TI086770 and 1H79TI085588 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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