Title

Maine Baseline Needs Assessment: Rural Practitioners and Stakeholders

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

5-2022

Keywords

Maine, rural, opioid use, substance use, survey

Abstract

The mission of the University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA) is to expand substance use treatment capacity in rural counties by providing consultation, resources, training, and evidence-based technical assistance to healthcare practitioners and staff. With our baseline needs assessment, we aimed to identify current and future substance use disorder (SUD) treatment needs and barriers in Maine with direct input from practitioners and stakeholders. The online survey was conducted between April 2021 and June 2021. This report includes responses from 174 practitioners and 141 community stakeholders working in rural areas within all Maine counties; specifically, counties designated as fully rural by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and rural census tracts within partially rural counties.

FMI, please contact M. Lindsey Smith, PhD, UVM CORA lead for Maine, at m.lindsey.smith@maine.edu

Comments

Visit uvmcora.org to find more information about our baseline needs assessments in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and northern New York, as well as resources and technical assistance on substance use treatment.

Funding Organization

HRSA

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