HPC Forum: Substance Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings

On Tuesday, August 8, the Health Policy Commission (HPC) is holding a peer-to-peer session on strategies for implementing pharmacologic treatment of substance use disorder in primary care settings – a key strategy to address the opioid crisis.

Pharmacologic assisted treatment combines the use of medications with behavioral therapy to treat SUD. But initiating such treatment and prescribing for maintenance can be a challenge for providers. This event – by HPC in collaboration with Health Management Associates – aims to bring together providers from across Massachusetts to share knowledge on how to successfully implement treatment protocols in primary care settings.
An expert panel will be facilitated by Suzanne Mitchell, M.D. – a consultant to Health Management Associates. The session is open to any healthcare professionals interested in engaging in a discussion on practical strategies for implementing a pharmacologic treatment practice.
The session runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at HPC headquarters at 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston; or view the event by livestream. To register for the event in person, click here. To view the livestream of the event, click here at the time of the event. Virtual attendees may submit questions during the event by e-mailing HPC-Certification@MassMail.State.MA.US.