Research Grants

Funding For:

Policy Changes that Need to be Made for FQHCs to Utilize Telehealth to Address the Opioid Crisis

Substance Use


Mei Kwong, Center for Connected Health Policy

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020



Summary of the Project:

This study is designed to (1) learn more about state and federal barriers that may be inhibiting federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) from using telehealth to deliver medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder; (2) identify best practices from FQHCs that are successfully using telehealth for MAT; (3) identify planned or implemented state and federal strategies to overcome barriers; and (4) draw out lessons and formulate recommendations for operational and/or policy solutions. This work holds the potential to help ensure that remotely-located patients have access to a proven approach to treating opioid use disorder.

Media Coverage

August 04, 2020

Barriers & Challenges to FQHC Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder

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Author: Center for Connected Health Policy