Linking People with Opioid Use Disorder to Medication Treatment (CDC), A Technical Package of Police, Programs, and Practices

Technical package provides strategies that can help state, local, and tribal leaders and healthcare professionals link persons living with OUD to evidence-based care. This document covers the following opportunities for linkage to care: primary care, emergency departments, inpatient hospitalization, syringe services programs (SSPs), prenatal and postpartum care, outpatient mental health and behavioral health care, healthcare settings during incarceration and community supervision. Implementation strategies described in this document focus on creating successful, sustainable, and culturally competent approaches to linking people living with OUD to evidence-based care.