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Public Notice: District of Columbia Substance Use Disorder Community Need and Service Capacity Assessment: Summary Report of Findings and Recommendations

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The District of Columbia Substance Use Disorder Community Need and Service Capacity Assessment is one of four projects funded through a grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the District of Columbia’s Demonstration Project to Increase Substance Use Provider Capacity.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in partnership with the DC Primary Care Association, completed the assessment, which included analysis and mapping of data, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and community roundtables, literature review in order to assess substance use disorder (SUD) provider capacity and need.

This work builds on the previous recommendations of Live.Long.DC and Pew Policy Recommendations to Address Opioid Crisis in DC . The District’s SUD Community Need and Service Capacity Assessment aligns recommended strategies and priorities the District can take to strengthen the SUD system for Medicaid beneficiaries by expanding access to care, streamlining care transitions, improving consumer engagement, and promoting recovery.