WVU ICRH opens survey on Opioid Use Disorder treatment; training sessions available

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health is seeking participation from physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners for a survey, "Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia." The survey should take no more than 10 minutes, and will help assess providers' availability and willingness to prescribe medication-assisted treatment to patients with Opioid Use Disorder.

With collaboration from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Marshall Health and the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, the data will be used to improve public policy addressing the state's opioid epidemic.

The confidential survey can be completed at https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a8Zdjr9d45yi753.

In addition to the survey, courses covering medications and treatments for Opioid Use Disorder are open to all practicing physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. A $1,000 incentive payment is available for physicians that complete the training and a $750 incentive payment for all physician assistants and nurse practitioners that complete the training. Online training options are available. Course dates and registration information can be found at https://www.asam.org/education/live-online-cme/waiver-training/upcoming-live-courses.

For more information, contact Brianna Shepard at 304-293-1444 or absheppard@hsc.wvu.edu.