A Holistic Approach to Bridging Gaps in Substance Use Disorder

Although Mobile Integrated Health-Community Paramedicine has been practiced for many years, few communities have a robust portfolio of programs like Crawfordsville, IN. In their endeavor to address healthcare issues and gaps in their communities, Crawfordsville, IN implemented numerous MIH-CP programs including chronic disease management, maternal and infant health program, an overdose response program, aimed at protecting all citizens cradle to grave. This presentation will be aimed at the Quick Response Team on how they use a comprehensive approach to address care for individuals with SUD through implementation of skilled paramedics, social workers, and other key community partners in the field. Featured with stories of how these programs bridge the gaps within care to set individuals with SUD onto successful pathways to the road of recovery. The QRT will explain how the social worker role has benefited the program both internally and externally with community partners and organizations to serve wrap-around services to reach holistic care.