In response to the devastating impact of opioids on communities, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are increasingly seeking to provide evidence-based medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for people with substance use disorder. While substantial progress has been made, FQHCs are still refining their approaches for providing OUD treatment and many still do not offer MOUD.

This case study series, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, explores how FQHCs are evolving to address the current opioid crisis through a variety of MOUD models. It demonstrates how four FQHCs located in areas across the country are practically integrating MOUD into clinical practice.

See also a companion report, Opportunities to Promote Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Federally Qualified Health Centers, that outlines opportunities at the community health center, state, and federal levels to support the adoption of these medications.