What is the HEART Initiative?
The Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching Initiative, also known as HEART is a new pilot initiative through Utah State University Extension. This cutting-edge, 4-year pilot program is aligned with National Cooperative Extension’s recently instituted essential focus area in health and wellness. HEART serves as a model of how Extension can join community partners to better address the health and wellness needs in our state. HEART brings unique academic resources into the community, partnering locally and nationally to address the opioid epidemic and other pressing public health issues.
Reducing Stigma Toward Medication-Assisted Treatment: An Evidence-Based Overview of Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
This fact sheet serves to overview an essential evidence-based treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, Medication-Assisted Treatment. We also discuss the importance of reducing stigma when talking about treatment and recovery in this overview