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
Network 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.
Diversion Alert 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
Department 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.
Project Lazarus 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
Center 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.
Winnebago County Heroin Task
Force 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.