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DC Health

Community Mapping and Identifying Priority Populations for HIV Prevention and Care

This 2023 Community Mapping Toolkit for D.C. Organizations details how visualizing health disparities can help outreach programs for HIV prevention. The toolkit explores how community mapping can support your work, what goes into creating a community map, and how to use mapping tools that are available online.


PCSS Resources for Health Professionals, Patients and Community

These resources for treating OUD and chronic pain were developed for health professionals, patients, family members and significant others of patients and the general community to learn more about the evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorders and the treatment of chronic pain.


Clinical Mentoring for Treating OUD

The overarching goal of PCSS is to provide the most effective evidence-based clinical practices in preventing OUD through proper opioid prescribing practices, identifying patients with OUD, and the treatment of opioid use disorder.


Beyond Antibiotics: A Practical Guide for the Infectious Disease Physician to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in the Setting of Associated Infectious Diseases

Guidelines for the comanagement of OUD and infectious diseases.


2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

AMA Opioid Task Force issues new recommendations to urge policymakers to protect patients’ access to evidence-based treatment and remove barriers to comprehensive pain care.


Sample Patient Agreement Form

This resource includes two sample patient agreement forms that can be used with patients who are beginning long-term treatment with opioid analgesics or other controlled substances.


Project Lazarus and Community of Care North Carolina Pain Management Toolkits

Project Lazarus and Community Care of North Carolina developed the Chronic Pain Initiative toolkits below to provide best practices and protocols for Primary Care Providers and Emergency Departments.


Provider’s Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment

PCSS is a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train primary care providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and treatment of chronic pain.


PCSS Overview of Medications for Addiction Treatment

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) of Substance Use Disorders involve a combination of medications that target the brain and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes.


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit

To reduce the risk of opioid overdose and recidivism and to better serve incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder, the National Council, in partnership with Vital Strategies and faculty from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new resource guide titled Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit.