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New AHRQ Report Reviews Promising Strategies for Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care

A new AHRQ report, Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan examines factors that may limit access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural primary care settings.

NIH to fund Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Twelve specialized research centers designed to conduct multidisciplinary research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities will launch. The centers, to be funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, will share approximately $82 million over five years, pending the availability of funds.

Warner’s CHRONIC Care Act Unanimously Passes Senate

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, to improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions.

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81 million. [ FULL ARTICLE ]

Managing hypertension in diabetes: a position statement from the ADA

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released a position statement to update the assessment and treatment of hypertension among patients with diabetes.