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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – Resources

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

The Opioid Crisis in the Pandemic Era
Analyzes trends in opioid use during the 2019-2021 years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides information on the history of the opioid crisis and mortality rates by age, race/ethnicity, type of opioid, state, and urbanicity, including non-metro, small/medium metro, and large metro.
Additional links: Appendix
Author(s): Colin Planalp, Andrea Stewart
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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Extra Episode - Rural Communities Opioid Response Program with Megan Meacham and Sarah O'Donell
Podcast episode featuring Megan Meacham and Sarah O'Donnell from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Describes the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), which aims to improve access to substance use disorder, prevention, treatment, and recovery services in rural communities. Discusses examples of how RCORP grantees are effectively serving communities and tips for accessing resources to address the opioid crisis in tips for accessing resources to address the rural opioid crisis.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Impact! Communications, Inc.
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Public Safety-Led Community-Oriented Overdose Prevention Efforts in Tribal Communities: Companion to the PS-COPE Toolkit
Toolkit supplement discusses community-based strategies for drug overdose prevention in tribal communities. Adapts PS-COPE framework to tribal communities social, cultural, and governing structures.
Additional links: PS-COPE Toolkit
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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RCORP - Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Grantee Directory: 2023 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 9 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health grant program for 2023. Projects focus on establishing and expanding sustainable behavioral healthcare services and to prevent substance misuse for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years who live in rural communities.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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RCORP - Medication Assisted Treatment Access II Grantee Directory: 2023 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 26 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access grant program for 2023. Projects focus on establishing new MAT access points and increasing capacity for the provision of sustainable MAT services in high-risk rural communities.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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RCORP - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome II Grantee Directory: 2023 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 41 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome grant program for 2023. Projects focus on reducing the incidence and impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in rural communities by improving systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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RCORP - Overdose Response Grantee Directory: 2023 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 47 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Overdose Response grant program for 2023. Projects focus on immediate responses to the overdose crisis in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
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National Report: Rural Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Treatment Needs
Report explores the role of stigma among rural substance use disorder (SUD) practitioners providing care to people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Bases findings on a survey of rural SUD practitioners across the country and looks specifically at their opinion of OUD patients and OUD treatment. Highlights other perceived barriers and concerns among rural practitioners.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Will Availability of Over-the-Counter Narcan Increase Access?
Highlights state policies and recent research related to over-the-counter naloxone access. Includes information on the impact of rurality on access. Also discusses insurance coverage and impact of cost.
Author(s): Heather Saunders, Robin Rudowitz
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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2022 Report to Congress on the State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)
Report details the outcomes of state opioid response (SOR) grants to Congress. Highlights demographic breakdown of people served by SOR programs and discusses key accomplishments by state/territory. Includes rural references throughout.
Author(s): Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Yngvild Olsen, MD, C. Danielle Johnson Byrd
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Last Updated: 3/5/2024