Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

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Addiction Education and Training Resources

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM is a professional medical society dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

ASAM website
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Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
Founded in 1976, AMERSA is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care, and policy.
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Grayken Center for Addiction | Boston Medical Center
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is a national hub for substance use disorders resources. Through more than a dozen treatment and support programs for patients of all backgrounds, here at Grayken, we revolutionize addiction treatment and education, replicate best practices, and provide policy, advocacy, and thought leadership.
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MASBIRT Training and Technical Assistance
Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment: Training and Technical Assistance
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Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Source of printed and electronic materials for patients and community members about substance use and alcohol use as well as other health matters.
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National Harm Reduction Coalition
The National Harm Reduction Coalition’s mission is to promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities affected by drug use. As a nationwide advocacy and capacity building organization, they build evidence-based strategies with and for people who use drugs.
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National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center (NHRTAC)
NHRTAC provides free help to anyone in the country providing (or planning to provide) harm reduction services to their community.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
NIAAA is a federal agency whose mission is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences.
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Opioid Response Network (ORN)
ORN provides training and technical assistance via local experts across the country, focusing on applying evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment and recovery to meet locally identified needs.
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Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)
PCSS is a national training and clinical mentoring project. The overarching goal of PCSS is to provide effective evidenced-based clinical practices in the prevention of OUD through proper opioid prescribing practices, identifying patients with OUD, and the treatment of opioid use disorder.
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SCOPE of Pain: Safer/Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help prescribers and care team members safely and effectively manage patients with acute and/or chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's mission is the reduce the impact of substance use and mental illness on America's communities.

SAMHSA website
SAMHSA's practitioner training offers tools, training, and technical assistance to practitioners in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders.

Technical Brief: Medication-Assisted Treatment Models of Care for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings
Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2020.
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Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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