About this Toolkit
The Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit was first published on 5/12/2017 and last reviewed on 11/23/2020.
Toolkits are developed based on a review of FORHP grantees' applications, foundation-funded projects, and an
extensive literature review, to identify evidence-based and promising models. Programs featured in the toolkit
are interviewed to provide insights about their work and guidance for other rural communities interested in
undertaking a similar project.
This toolkit was produced by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis in collaboration with the Rural
Health Information Hub (RHIhub).
Contributors from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis include Luciana Rocha, Deborah
Backman, Alycia Bayne, Molly Powers, Tricia Stauffer, and Margaret Cherney.
The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, who have
contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and up-to-date as possible:
Christina Villalobos, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Amber Berrian, Jayne Berube, Marcia Coburn, Allison Hutchings, Katie Lloyd, Helen Newton, Michele Pray, and
Kathryn Umali, Federal Office of Rural
Health Policy (FORHP)
Ron Manderscheid, National Association of County Behavioral Health and
Developmental Disability Directors and National Association for
Rural Mental Health
Sara Afayee, National Council for Behavioral Health
Joanne Brady, Eric Goplerud, Tracy McPherson, and David Rein, NORC at the University of Chicago
Holly Andrilla, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:
Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health
Analysis, 2020. Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at:
[Accessed 6 October 2022].
The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
(FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Department (HHS) under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.