Rural Expansion of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (NIH HEAL Initiative)

Funded by the NIH HEAL Initiative®

This cluster-randomized clinical trial with two phases will test expanded treatment access to improve retention on medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in highly impacted rural areas.  Phase 1 will include implementing telemedicine in a limited number of rural sites with varying levels of OBOT to inform implementation strategies for the main trial and Phase II will include evaluate comparative effectiveness between office-base opioid treatment (OBOT) vs OBOT + telemedicine (TM) in 30 sites.

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Principal Investigator(s)

Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D.

Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
University of California

11075 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States