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Rx Summit 2020 Quiz: State and Community-Based Responses

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States are seeing an influx of funding to address the opioid crisis—but successful implementation of those funds is often rooted at the community level, where evidence-based strategies need to be tested, implemented and evaluated to determine what works. States and communities need to find ways to treat the whole person, not just their prescription opioid use disorder, and remove barriers to accessing treatment.

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Question 1 of 6

As of September 2019, how much total funding did the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) allocate to the 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia as part of the State Opioid Response grant program?

Question 2 of 6

The HEALing Communities Study—led jointly by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and SAMHSA—is testing evidence-based interventions in communities with high rates of opioid-related mortality.

The study’s goal is to reduce opioid fatalities by what percentage in 3 years?

Question 3 of 6

A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) helps improve opioid prescribing practices by tracking controlled substance prescriptions within a state. PDMPs are maintained on the state level, and each state has different policies about which classes of medications are included, PDMP use requirements and more.

According to the American Medical Association, how many PDMP queries were made in 2018?

Question 4 of 6

State and local organizations are looking at policy to help expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

In 2018, what percentage of U.S. substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities offered buprenorphine MAT services for opioid use disorder (OUD)?

Question 5 of 6

State Medicaid programs are the largest payers of substance use treatment costs; what percentage of these programs do not cover peer recovery support services for beneficiaries with SUD?

Question 6 of 6

Rural communities face unique challenges in addressing the opioid epidemic compared to urban communities. Between 1999 and 2015, drug overdose deaths in metropolitan areas increased by 198%.

In that same time period, by what percentage did drug overdose deaths increase in rural counties?