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Addressing Rural Substance Use with the RCORP Rural Centers of Excellence

Duration: approximately minutes

Featured Speakers

Stacey Sigmon Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D, Director, UVM Center on Rural Addiction; Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Ernie Fletcher Ernie Fletcher, MD, The Fletcher Group Recovery of Excellence
Gloria Baciewicz Gloria Baciewicz, MD, Medical Director, Strong Recovery, University of Rochester

This webinar introduces the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) - Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders, established by the HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The Centers are designed to support the identification, translation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based interventions to address substance use disorder in rural communities.

Speakers from each of the three RCOEs will describe their individual focus and present how they are addressing the current opioid crisis. Each RCOE will also share how it can assist rural communities in developing practices to prevent, treat, and facilitate long-term recovery from substance use disorders.