THE OPIOID COLLABORATIVE
Founding organization

THE OPIOID CRISIS IS REAL

BECAUSE...

There are more than 2.5 million opioid addicts in the US, leading to 64,000 deaths per year... and the number is growing

BECAUSE...

Over 90% of all patients addicted to opioids will need chronic medication-assisted treatment for the rest of their lives

BUT...

Effective treatment drastically reduces the cost of total care, lowers crime rates, and boosts family stability

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

 

In 2015, MHDG partnered with seven leading institutions on the front battle lines of the opioid epidemic to form the Opioid Collaborative, one of the world's first integrated, medically driven solutions to the opioid crisis.

 

Co-led by MHDG's medical director, one of Washington DC's leading addiction medicine experts, our collective goal is to transform opioid addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. We became the first such opioid collaboration in operation in the US, with six clinical sites established in Washington, DC by September 2018 and several co-managed sites planned across three states for the next year. (If you're interested in joining these sites, let us know!) These sites are NCQA certified, nationally recognized as centers of both medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training & certification and clinical leadership. 

We deliver a patient-centered model based on biopsychosocial coordination of care that recognizes the opioid epidemic first as a medical crisis. Our model integrates MAT, mental health treatment, addiction counseling, chronic disease management, and medical care into a single collaborative solution. 

The biopsychosocial approach systematically considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and healthcare delivery.

University of Rochester Medical Center

DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HAS COME BEFORE

 

Until now, no one else in the marketplace had effectively applied the network effect, combined with technology, to produce quantifiable, measured outcomes. Instead, opioid treatment was fragmented, with silos of mental health, addiction therapy, and clinical care, none of which communicated much if at all with the others. Opioid expertise was almost nonexistent in primary care. 

We bring all four areas of expertise together. We also recognize the importance of telehealth in solving care access issues and have fully integrated it into our scheduling and care. 

" Opioid treatment will transform the healthcare delivery system as we know it. It is going to shine a bright light on the fragmentation in mental health, addiction treatment, and physical medicine. It will bring to the forefront the longstanding bureaucratic policies that are the barrier to achieving the triple aim." 

Larry Gourdine | Chief Engagement Officer, The Opioid Collaborative

REAL RESULTS

 

Our collaborative care model has resulted in significant one-year reductions in chronic disease deaths among opioid patients. We have seen 98% compliance in appointments. Our retention in treatment (RIT) is 12 months, versus just 53 days for other MAT opioid treatment programs. And emergency department utilization has dramatically dropped thanks in part to our implementation of a co-managed process between ERs and hospitals.

 

(If you're interested in seeing these kinds of results and helping a neglected patient demographic in real, life-changing ways, contact us to discuss becoming one of The Opioid Collaborative's successful sites.)

THE OPIOID COLLABORATIVE

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