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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

Rural Opioid Educational Resources
A comprehensive list of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health resources addressing the opioid crisis. Includes reports, webinar recordings, promising practices, training materials, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) resources. Also offers customizable posters, flyers, brochures, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Opioid Misuse Resource Map
Presents a map of the U.S. which details the opioid resources available by state. Features programs providing emergency services, treatment, and prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis Topic Guide
Learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels. Includes initiatives and funding opportunities, rural program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program
Presents a report on the lessons learned from grant recipients of the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) Program grant. Features related resources, such as a webinar, training, data, and outreach materials.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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HRSA: Opioid Crisis
Features information, resources, and opportunities addressing the opioid crisis. Details HRSA's efforts to help combat opioid abuse, including the sharing of best practices, increasing education and training, and expanding access through health centers and the use of telehealth, among other interventions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Drug Overdose Deaths in Appalachia
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in Appalachia by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Opioid Misuse in Rural America
Features information and resources pertaining to opioid misuse in rural communities. Includes USDA programs and examples of best practices.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Farm Town Strong
Website details information and resources to support agricultural communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Presents crisis hotlines, links to treatment centers, prevention resources, and prescription drug disposal for rural agricultural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union
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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
Presents state-by-state data on opioid-related hospitalizations throughout the U.S. Details the change in hospitalization rate in each state from 2009-2014. Identifies the geographic areas in each state with the highest rates. Includes county-level data on opioid-related hospitalization rates in 32 states
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid-Related Hospital Use
Provides access to data on opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits for rural and urban areas over a range of years. Data is available at the national and state level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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