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Minnesota Opioid Abuse Community Prevention Pilot Projects

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Minnesota Department of Health
Feb 26, 2018

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This program provides funding to establish opioid abuse prevention pilot projects that serve tribal nations, communities, and populations in Minnesota that are most at risk of drug overdose.

Each pilot project must have goals to:

  1. Reduce emergency room and other healthcare provider visits resulting from opioid abuse and reduce rates of opioid addiction in the community
  2. Establish multidisciplinary controlled substance care teams that may consist of physicians, pharmacists, social workers, nurse care coordinators, and mental health professionals
  3. Deliver healthcare services and care coordination, through controlled substance care teams, to reduce the inappropriate use of opioids by patients and rates of opioid addiction
  4. Address any unmet social service needs that create barriers to managing pain effectively and obtaining optimal health outcomes
  5. Provide prescriber and dispenser education and assistance to reduce the inappropriate prescribing and dispensing of opioids
  6. Promote the adoption of best practices related to opioid disposal and reducing opportunities for illegal access to opioids
  7. Engage partners outside of the healthcare system, including schools, law enforcement, and social services, to address root causes of opioid abuse and addiction at the community level

Eligible applicants include tribal governments, local units of government, healthcare providers, health plan companies, or other entities that meet eligibility criteria listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: 23 months
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $700,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance and application instructions are available on the program website.

Submit completed applications by email to or by mail/courier delivery to:

Mr. Dana Farley, MS
Drug and Alcohol Policy Prevention Director
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882, 85 East Seventh Place
Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55164-00882

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Care coordination · Human services · Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug abuse · Substance abuse · Minnesota

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