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Module 3: Program Clearinghouse

The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural communities to implement substance abuse treatment programs as part of the 330A Outreach Authority program. This program focuses on expanding access to healthcare services in rural areas. Examples of current 330A Outreach Authority grantees and other promising programs that developed a substance abuse treatment program in a rural community are provided below. Substance abuse treatment program model information is available in Module 2.

  • Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana Network
    Project: Indiana Integrated Care Community Health Worker and Certified Recovery Specialist Program
    Synopsis: This network provides training and certification to Community Health Workers and Certified Recovery Specialists.
  • Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission – ARMOT Project
    Project: Addiction Recovery Mobile Outreach Team (ARMOT) Program
    Synopsis: Mobile case managers provide assessments and referrals for individuals seeking substance abuse treatment in hospitals or clinics.
  • Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission – Nurse Navigator Program
    Project: Nurse Navigator and Recovery Specialist Outreach Program
    Synopsis: This program uses nurses and recovery specialists to provide case management services to people seeking treatment for substance abuse.
  • Diversion Alert
    Project: Wabanaki Pathway to Hope and Healing
    Synopsis: This consortium of Diversion Alert (a non-profit organization) and five tribal communities in Maine is distributing naloxone kits, training healthcare professionals and law enforcement to distribute and administer naloxone, conducting a social marketing campaign to reduce the stigma of addiction, and providing opioid overdose prevention training to community members.
  • Granville-Vance District Health Department
    Project: Project VIBRANT (Vance Initiates Bringing Resources and Naloxone Training)
    Synopsis: Project VIBRANT has distributed naloxone kits to community members at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose throughout a rural county in North Carolina. The project has also trained healthcare providers and law enforcement on how to recognize the signs of overdose and how to administer naloxone.
  • Project Lazarus
    Project: Project Lazarus
    Synopsis: Project Lazarus implements activities related to community organization, medication prescriber education, chronic pain initiatives, and harm reduction activities to raise awareness of opioid abuse and opioid overdose prevention.
  • San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center (SLV AHEC)
    Project: San Luis Valley N.E.E.D. (Naloxone; Education; Empowerment; Distribution)
    Synopsis: This program provides overdose prevention training to community stakeholders and distributes naloxone kits within a six-county service area in rural Colorado.
  • Southwest Montana Community Health Center
    Project: Integrated Substance Abuse in Primary Care
    Synopsis: This community health center has incorporated substance abuse services into their program, including screening and behavioral therapies.
  • The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
    Project: The RECOVER Project
    Synopsis: This program provides a safe space for people with substance abuse issues in recovery to socialize and learn about resources available in the community.
  • Winnebago County Heroin Task Force
    Project: Winnebago County Heroin Task Force
    Synopsis: This collaboration addresses the complex problem of heroin and opiate addiction through a four pillar approach, including prevention, treatment, harm reduction and law enforcement.