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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis.

Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Resources for Rural Communities to Address Substance Abuse
Provides access to federal funding programs and information resources related to substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), to help rural communities and stakeholders address SUD, OUD, and issues related to substance misuse in their communities. Features an overdose mapping tool that provides state- and county-level data on overdose deaths.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
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Substance Use Management Warmline
Free, confidential teleconsultation service for clinicians, providing expert recommendations addressing substance use evaluation and management. Provides peer-to-peer consultation to support primary care providers in managing complex patients with addiction, chronic pain, and behavioral health issues.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: National Clinician Consultation Center
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CLOUD (Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers)
Searchable library of curated, evidence-based resources on opioids and the opioid crisis. Includes documents and reports, legislation, videos, and websites on topics such as addiction treatment, harm reduction, prevention, recovery, and pain management. Provides information targeted to policymakers and community leaders; payers and providers; and patients and caregivers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Evidence-based Policy
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Tool allows users to find mental health providers and treatment for substance use disorder by zip code. Features treatment options, payment information, and information about addiction and mental health.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Among Newborn Hospitalizations
Data on the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) per 1,000 newborn hospitalizations. Select Trend Graph, then Patient Location in the Characteristics to view a line chart by patient location that four metropolitan levels and rural areas, with national and state-level trend data available.
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings
A guide to delivering substance misuse prevention programming in rural communities. Identifies challenges and strategies specific to rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Education Development Center
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
Details the multi-year initiative to overcome barriers to access of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use disorder (SUD).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Opioid Overdose Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments
Toolkit offering resources, data, and other information at the local, state, and national level related to the opioid epidemic and substance use issues. Focuses on five response efforts: monitoring and surveillance; prevention; harm reduction and response; linkage to care; stigma; and stakeholder engagement and community partnerships.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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National Opioids Crisis: Help and Resources
Highlights the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strategy to combating the opioid crisis. Presents resources and information for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Communities in Crisis: A Critical Count to Save Lives During the Opioid Epidemic
A method rural communities can use to estimate the size and characteristics of the population who inject drugs. Includes a toolkit describing the approach and an online calculation tool that can be used to estimate service needs in a community related to the opioid crisis.
Additional links: Calculation Tool, Toolkit: Applying Population Estimation Methods in Rural America
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Last Updated: 6/21/2024