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Module 3: Program Clearinghouse

The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has funded several programs in rural areas to implement and expand medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) focuses on planning, implementation, and expansion of programs to treat substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural areas.

Examples of current RCORP grantees and other organizations that are implementing rural programs providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) are provided below. Evidence-based and promising models for implementing an MOUD program are available in Module 2.

  • CareSouth Carolina
    Synopsis: This program provides both medication and behavioral health services to primarily low-income, underinsured, and uninsured patients in South Carolina.
  • Horizon Health
    Synopsis: This Eastern Kentucky-based program implements a holistic approach to providing MAT services using a large facility which serves as a one-stop shop, housing primary care, medication, behavioral health services, and more.
  • McKenzie Memorial Hospital
    Synopsis: This organization conducted a community needs assessment and works to provide patients with MAT services while also connecting them to local recovery and behavioral health providers in rural Michigan.
  • Palo Alto County Hospital
    Synopsis: This MAT program provides a range of outpatient services and serves several rural counties in northwest Iowa.
  • Penobscot Community Health Center
    Synopsis: Providing MAT services in rural Maine, this program uses an individualized approach to care and recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of recovery.
  • REACH Project, Inc.
    Synopsis: The REACH Project works to advance health equity and provides MAT services to underserved and marginalized populations in the state of New York.
  • Louisiana Health Care Practitioners
    Synopsis: This program treats patients holistically by providing medication for OUD and connecting them with additional support services.
  • Skull Valley Health Services
    Synopsis: This program provides a continuum of care including MAT services, residential treatment, and transitional and long term recovery housing to the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians in Utah.
  • Summit Pacific Medical Center
    Synopsis: This MAT clinic expansion program uses a patient-centered approach to treating patients and increasing access to MAT services in rural Washington.