ORCC-NY's current research initiatives include:
Expanding medical access
Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for rural and underserved communities through a novel training program for family medicine providers and telemedicine.
A web-based harm-reduction platform
Developing a web-based harm-reduction platform to enhance harm reduction activities in rural communities.
Identifying high-volume targets
A systems analysis of opioid prescribing patterns to identify high-volume targets for alternative treatment strategies.
Each of these initiatives will provide insight into poorly understood aspects of the opioid epidemic. Improving access and understanding systematic prescribing are necessary to reduce opioid-related deaths, utilize advancements in medication-assisted treatment and implement legislative initiatives.