Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural communities to implement substance use disorder 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 organizations that developed a program addressing substance use disorder in a rural community are provided below. Substance use disorder program model information is available in Module 2.
Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana
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.
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 use disorder treatment in hospitals or clinics.
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 use disorders.
Project: Wabanaki Pathway to Hope and Healing
Synopsis: Diversion Alert (a non-profit organization) and five tribal communities in Maine established a consortium to implement the Wabanaki Pathway to Hope and Healing initiative. The consortium distributed naloxone kits, trained healthcare professionals and law enforcement to distribute and administer naloxone, conducted a social marketing campaign to reduce the stigma of addiction, and provided opioid overdose prevention training to community members.
Granville-Vance District Health
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.
Synopsis: Project Lazarus implements activities related to community organization, medication prescriber education, chronic pain initiatives, and harm reduction activities to raise awareness of opioid use disorder 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
Project: Integrated Substance Abuse in Primary Care
Synopsis: This community health center has incorporated substance use disorder services into their program, including screening and behavioral therapies.
The Western Massachusetts
Project: The RECOVER Project
Synopsis: This program provides a safe space for people in recovery to socialize and learn about resources available in the community.
Winnebago County Heroin Task
Synopsis: This collaboration addresses the complex problem of heroin and opiate use disorders through a four pillar approach, including prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and law enforcement.