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Developing a digital health strategy for people who use drugs: Lessons from COVID-19

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Developing a digital health strategy for people who use drugs: Lessons from COVID-19

Digitizing removes barriers

In this Sage Journals article you'll learn about:
  • COVID-19 has exacerbated negative health and social outcomes for people who use drugs (PWUD) around the world. This article draws on research, practice, and advocacy experiences to discuss the potential for digital health tools such as remote monitoring and telecare to improve the continuum of care for PWUD.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly exacerbated health disparities for people who use drugs.

  • Pre-existing barriers to accessing health and human services faced by marginalized communities are likely to play an important role in determining who benefits from this turn to digital care, particularly for PWUD.

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