Maine Baseline Needs Assessment: Rural Practitioners and Stakeholders Data Brief

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Data Brief

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This data brief provides findings from the Maine baseline needs assessment, onducted in collaboration with the research staff at the University of Southern Maine's Cutler Institute, and aimed to identify current and future substance use disorder (SUD) treatment needs and barriers in rural Maine counties. From April 2021 to June 2021, we surveyed rural practitioners and community stakeholders working across Maine using an online survey. Respondents included 174 practitioners and 141 community stakeholders working in areas designated as rural by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Practitioner respondents were primarily nurse practitioners (34%) and primary care physicians (32%). Most community stakeholder respondents worked in fire department/emergency medical services (34%) and school settings (29%).


FMI: Please see additional Data briefs on the CORA website under Resources (https://uvmcora.org/resources/) in the subsection Data Reports.