Substance Use Disorder


Under the leadership of its board of trustees, The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association has created a Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force to develop provider focused strategies to help address the high incidence of opioid misuse that affects our communities.

Click here for detailed information on MHA’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force (SUDPTTF). It is located on the association’s quality and patient safety website, PatientCareLink.
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is using a federal grant to allow its health personnel to go into communities and train individuals on how to assist someone facing a mental health crisis.
In this webinar, you'll learn what Massachusetts has been doing to combat both the spigot problem and the treatment challenges of the opioid epidemic.
Boston Medical Center is holding four separate buprenorphine waiver trainings in March and April.
Boston Medical Center is holding four separate buprenorphine waiver trainings in March and April.
There is a special training this Wednesday, March 6, entitled “Understanding MAT for Adolescents and Young Adults with Opioid Use Disorder.”
Safe injection facilities (SIFs) – a location where people can inject illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff – are on two distinct paths in the state.
New developments involving Baystate Health and South Shore Health.
Several new Massachusetts policies are aiding the collective fight against the opioid epidemic.
Last year, an insurance company denied life insurance coverage to a Boston Medical Center (BMC) nurse because she included Narcan on her application’s medication list.
Last week the top federal law enforcement official in the state wrote a Boston Globe op-ed in which he essentially said, don’t even think about opening a SIF.
Governor Charlie Baker last Wednesday released a $42.7 billion FY2020 state budget proposal that among other things maintains level MassHealth provider reimbursement rates,
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, and DPH’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services are sponsoring free buprenorphine “x-waiver” trainings across the state.
Using funding from recent settlements through its healthcare division, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office last week distributed $3 million in grants to organizations addressing social determinants of health.
MHA has released guidelines to assist hospitals develop appropriate programs to administer and/or prescribe Medication for Addiction Treatment in their EDs or satellite emergency facilities.
Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito were sworn into their second terms last Thursday.
DPH has announced that the Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR) system is moving online.
DPH recently released a notice outlining new requirements for providers prescribing benzodiazepines.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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