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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Lead federal agency focused on improving the safety and quality of the nation's healthcare system. Invests in research to understand how to make healthcare safer and improve quality. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Acts as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. Work includes disease prevention and control, environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of U.S. residents.
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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Coordinates activities related to rural healthcare within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Focuses on matters affecting rural hospitals and healthcare, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural healthcare, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.
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Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE)
Works to create and expand recovery housing services, evidenced-based treatment and prevention programs, and peer support services in over 100 counties highly impacted by substance use disorders (SUD) in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho.
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IHS National Committee on Heroin, Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE)
Indian Health Service (IHS) committee that works with tribal stakeholders to promote appropriate and effective pain management, reduce overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioid misuse, and improve access to culturally appropriate treatment.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Provides education resources and materials on drugs of abuse, information and facts, curriculum guides, classroom tools, grants & funding, research, clinical trials, and meetings.
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA)
Provides technical assistance for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program grantees. Portal presents resources and trainings, as well as a platform for grantees to request technical assistance.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Offers numerous funding opportunities such as Rural Economic Development Grants, Rural Business Opportunity Grants, Farm Labor Grants, and others.
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University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
Works to support and build evidence-based practices for treatment and prevention of substance use disorder (SUD), specifically opioid use disorder (OUD), in several Appalachian counties in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. Distributes examples of best practices and provides program testing and technical assistance.
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University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA)
Works to support and build evidence-based practices for addiction treatment and prevention for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Offers education and outreach, examples of best practices, training, access to a clinician advisory board, and epidemiologic and evaluation services to identify existing and future addiction treatment needs and barriers.
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Last Reviewed: 12/30/2020