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HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis Data Coordinating Center

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.279
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 11, 2018
Application: Dec 11, 2018

Scientific/research contact:
Redonna Chandler, PhD

Peer review contact:
Gerald McLaughlin, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Pam Fleming


The National Institutes of Health will provide funding for a Data Coordinating Center to work with research sites to test the impact of implementing an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across healthcare, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings to prevent and treat opioid misuse and Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) within highly affected communities.

The integrated set of evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions should be designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Reduce overdose fatalities and events by 40% in a 3-year period
  • Decrease the incidence of OUD
  • Increase:
    • The number of individuals receiving medication to treat OUD
    • Individuals retained in treatment beyond 6 months
    • Individuals receiving recovery support services
    • The distribution of naloxone compared to baseline

Objectives include:

  • Determine the health impact of implementing a data-driven multi-pronged approach to opioid misuse and OUD by enhancing the systematic delivery of evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions across multiple settings
  • Identify facilitators and barriers to implementation and sustainability, including relevant payment policy strategies
  • Determine the incremental cost and cost-effectiveness of this multi-pronged approach
  • Develop an evidenced based model for deploying effective data-driven multi-pronged approach(es) to reduce overdose deaths and prevent and treat opioid misuse and OUD in affected communities across the United States.

States within the top third for age-adjusted drug overdose death rates in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are of special interest. Both prescription and illicit opioids should be considered.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $6,500,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

A for-profit awardee will be required to match funds or provide documented in-kind contributions of at least 50% of the award amount.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by November 11, 2018.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Community and faith-based initiatives · Criminal justice system · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Research methods and resources

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