Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Organizations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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
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.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides education resources and materials on drugs of abuse, information and facts, curriculum guides, classroom tools, grants & funding, research, clinical trials, and meetings.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Part of the Executive Office of the President that focuses
on improving population health through the coordination and
development of drug control policy and related strategies
for the nation. Focuses on reducing substance use disorder
(SUD) and improving related health issues. Supports
programs to increase federal, state, local, and tribal
collaboration to address drug overdoses and reduce
substance use in youth.
Opioid Policy Research Collaborative
Develops resources for policymakers, organizations, and state and federal health officials to address the opioid crisis, including policy research and evidence-based recommendations. Operates under the Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Leads public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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.
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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.
Last Reviewed: 12/30/2020