Hospitals in Communities with More People of Color Less Likely to Offer Programs Addressing Opioid Use


Hospitals in communities with a high percentage of Black or Hispanic residents have significantly lower odds of offering hospital-based programs to address opioid use disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. The findings, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, suggest that these areas may be missing out on critical programs that increase access to substance use treatment and engage the community around opioid use.