With opioid and substance use epidemics overwhelming public health response and continuing to claim lives – a half million predicted over the next decade for the opioid crisis alone – business-model managers (Coordinated Care Organizations, CCO) of public healthcare funds in one hard-hit rural area reject research-based practices and expert guidance of policy, instead support invalidated approaches with no evidence for benefit including coerced religious programming, managers privately acknowledging the lack of research support.

 

Full Post to come.